August 2022

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Spike for SOC/SCC, our Associate Board's beach volleyball tournament, is only a few days away! Join us on Sunday, August 28 at North Avenue Beach to make the most of one of the last weekends of summer. It's a fun competition and fundraiser for our athletes! Sign up today!

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Summer special events with our athletes

Our busy summer has continued this month with some really exciting special events and activities for our athletes. Check them out!

Science Days

Volunteers from our High School Board helped organize and run special science days at Independence Park and Mt. Greenwood Park. Athletes got to try fun and colorful experiments. 

One for the Kids

The 30th Annual One For The Kids Golf Outing was on August 12. Athletes were invited to Homer Glen for a fun day that helped support our programs. 

Kickball League Championship

On August 11, athletes gathered at Humboldt Park to watch the championship games for this year's summer kickball league. Congratulations to the Kosciuszko Park Chaos and the Shabbona Park White Sharks, who became this year's champions!

Bud Billiken Parade

This year we participated in the Bud Billiken Parade! We were thrilled to be part of this iconic Chicago event, and we invited athletes from Bessemer Park and West Pullman Park to come along with us!

Lady Gaga

On August 15, athletes attended the Lady Gaga concert at Wrigley Field and watched the amazing show from a rooftop. 

Chicago Air and Water Show

The Chicago Air and Water Show was back this year and nearly 150 of our athletes were invited to attend Friday's practice and watch incredible aerial acrobatics from North Avenue Beach. 

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The LAZ Golf Outing is coming soon!

The 10th Annual LAZ Golf Outing is coming up on Thursday, September 27 at Cantigny Golf Course in Wheaton! Proceeds from this fun day of golf go to support our athletes and mission. You can be a part of this milestone event by registering or becoming a sponsor here.

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Save the date for the 23rd Annual Chicago Polar Plunge!

It's hot outside, so we're staying cool by getting ready for the 2023 Chicago Polar Plunge! Join us Sunday, March 5 at North Avenue Beach for this winter tradition. We're planning another exciting event to help support our athletes, so stay tuned for more details.
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Family Opportunities from the Chicago Park District

Summer Family Opportunities are winding down, but the fall session is coming soon! Check out this season's flier featuring great activities like golf, fishing, rowing, archery, open swim, open gym, and bowling. Plus, there are new museum trips in the City Explorers program!

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Athlete Artwork Feature

Our artwork for the month of August is called "Special Olympics Track and Field" by artist Anthony Rodriguez. Anthony participates at Shabbona Park. Anthony used watercolors to paint this exciting piece showing athletes having fun as they run on the track. 

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