The Wilmette Wings' first Crosstown Classic with Urban Initiatives began in 2004, and over the years we have worked with thousands of Wings players and their families.
This event is consistently a favorite of both UI program participants and Wings players, and is UI's longest-running event. The consistent social, emotional and financial support that UI has received from The Wings and the Crosstown Classic over the years has been nothing short of inspiring!
Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to cancel our Fall 2020 Wings Crosstown Classic event for the first time ever. Needless to say UI missed getting together with The Wings this past fall and The Wings community missed an opportunity to fundraise for UI programming.
From Friday, December 4th to Thursday, December 31st, the Wilmette Wings is hosting a fundraiser for Urban Initiatives! Now more than ever, Chicago's youth need opportunities for social-emotional learning, chances to play and connections to the positive adult role models employed by UI programs.
Urban Initiatives’ mission is to use the power of sport and play to empower Chicago’s youth to achieve academic success, develop social-emotional skills, and build social capital. Since March 2020, UI has continued our programming, just in a different format, to meet youth where they are at, focus on skills that will lead to successful remote learning, and recover from the tough circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
Your donation will directly impact the students in Urban Initiatives’ programming. A donation as small as $10 will help us to continue serving the students of Chicago Public Schools during this difficult time.
You can donate using this page, or you can send a check to the UI Office, 650 W Lake St #340, Chicago, IL 60661.
Thank you so much for your continued support!
-The UI Team