Many kids and parents from the Morton School of Excellence Work to Play Team experienced their first ever Chicago Cubs game last Wednesday when the Cubs took the field against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
As Week 2 of the Spring Work to Play season began, a countdown to Friday, April 11th started as well. It was a special occasion, as Kozminski, a new Work to Play School would host its first ever Friday Game Day. This was also the first ever Urban Initiatives Friday Game Day in Hyde Park on Chicago’s southside.
The Spring Work to Play season is off to a great start. Event though it may not feel like Spring through the first few weeks, the smiles that are seen on Urban Initiatives kids are as bright as sunshine and make the start of the new season, a special one.
The Work to Play team at Pasteur Elementary School had the opportunity to go to the Chicago Fire home opener against the New York Red Bulls! During their Winter End-of-Season team party, they were told that they would be able to attend the first game of the season. Ever since that announcement, they have been waiting anxiously for the day to come when they can cheer for their favorite MLS team!
Join Urban Initiatives and LTS Chicago as we cheer on the men in Red, White and Blue during their Group Matches in the 2013 FIFA World Cup!
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At the highly anticipated Copa Coca Cola, the players were promised that they would have the best soccer experience of their lives. This tournament that brought together hundreds of young people from all around the Midwest and the Copa Coca-Cola certainly lived up to that promise. Urban Initiatives was extremely excited at the opportunity to participate in this event, and we are proud to say that our kids were just as excited as we were.
Breakdancing, global learning, and soccer: that’s what two partner schools experienced in a recent visit from soccer’s Olympic torch. Not bad for a recess or gym class.
Go Libby, Go Libby, Go! shouted tons of parents.
The following blog post was written by Junoir Board member Birger Buesching on behalf of all the dedicated Urban Initiatives supporters that share their talents on the soccer field in LTS Chicago sports leagues.
So many dedicated staff, Junior Board members and friends of Urban Initiatives have one thing in common … the love for soccer and their commitment for UI’s kids in the Work to Play Program. Following the example of our kids on the soccer field, we put our first soccer team together in early 2012 to compete in Chicago’s own LTS charity soccer league.