Chicago Soccer Initiative

In conjunction with the launch of It’s Everyone’s Game, we joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, and Citadel to announce an initiative to create 50 soccer play spaces in underserved neighborhoods throughout Chicago over five years. The project has been made possible by a $3 million gift from the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund and substantial contributions from the Hauptman family and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.

Chicago is the second city to announce a major commitment to providing safe places to play and expanding sports-based youth development programs for its youth.


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Initiative Partners

Our partners in Chicago play a significant role in helping us make soccer everyone’s game.

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