OUR MOTIVATION

Spin to Break the Cycle sponsors and participants take part in more than a memorable fitness event – they join together to make a difference:

STRONGER TOGETHER is more than the event motto it is a truth that inspires us and a strategy that empowers us. The 2018 Spin to Break the Cycle showcases the power of collaboration as World Sport Chicago and Up2Us Sports team up to amplify the impact that is made with every dollar raised.

World Sport Chicago and Up2Us Sports have a deeply rooted understanding of the power of sport and a strong history of using sport to make a difference in the lives of our youth and our communities. Together we will further increase access to sports for all youth by providing coaches who are equipped to help sports programs increase their capacity and help kids succeed not only on the field, but also in life. It is our goal to impact another 12,000 youth by 2022 through the hiring and training of 100 sports coaches.

With the power of a coach

EVERY KID CAN WIN!

 

When you step up to the bike on April 7th you are joining together with us in this important effort. Together we can bring the power of sport, the positive influence of a quality coach and security of safe spaces to more of Chicago's youth. Together we can invest in our youth and create a stronger, safer and healthier Chicago.

 

 

 

AN EXAMPLE OF OUR IMPACT

PlayStreets Chicago is a citywide initiative to encourage neighborhood organization and residents to temporarily close off residential streets and provide Chicago families with pop-up play space to come together, be safe and get active. These free PlayStreets events empower communities to come together and work to address barriers to active fun and healthy play for children and their communities. 

In 2016, We supported 10 community-based organizations in creating 75 PlayStreets across 17 different communities. These events engaged a total combined attendance of 5,723 kids and 2,631 caretakers. Activities such as sack races and jump rope in Englewood, wiffle ball bats in Kenwood, and volleyball and soccer in Brighton Park and much more were taking place all summer. We can't wait to see what 2017 has in store!

Check out the video below to see how some of our communities build play!

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