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Urban Initiatives' Fundraiser:

Goethe

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THE STORY:

ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISING EFFORT

Urban Initiatives’ 1,050 Work to Play participants travel to play soccer with teams in communities throughout Chicago, crossing gang, cultural and racial boundaries to come together through a common love of soccer. The kids work hard in the classroom all week in order to take buses to other schools to participate in games that foster teamwork, soccer skills, and social inclusion. This travel is a critical component of the program and I am fundraising to sponsor Goethe Elementary’s transportation for the 2016-2017 school year. Every donation counts! Here are some giving levels for you to consider:

  • Cost per child per game: $10
  • Cost per child per year: $60
  • Cost per team per game: $200
  • Cost per school per year: $2,000 (this is my ultimate goal!)

ABOUT GOETHE

  • Joined Urban Initiatives’ Work to Play program in the fall of 2008.
  • Located in the Logan Square neighborhood in Chicago and has 773 students.
  • 76.5% of the school population is hispanic. 44.6% come from low-income households.
  • Coach Abreu runs a tight ship with this high-energy team. At these practices, you'll see a menagerie of sweet dance moves and if you're lucky, you'll catch player Damarion's beautiful singing voice.
  • Something extra special at Goethe is the number of siblings on our team! We have about 8 pairs of siblings on Team Goethe including all 3 Hoyos brothers that make practice extra fun.

ABOUT URBAN INITIATIVES

Urban Initiatives’ mission is to empower Chicago’s underserved children to adopt healthy lifestyles, improve their academic performance, and build strong character through sports-based youth development programs. Their Work to Play program uses a child’s natural love of sports, namely soccer, to provide whole child youth development opportunities in four focus areas: physical fitness, health education, academic performance, and character development. This program focuses on K through 4th grade students in 35 Chicago Public Schools. Boys and girls are invited to join this free, fun-based soccer program regardless of skill level provided they maintain a certain standard of behavioral and academic performance in the classroom.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$3,158

MONEY RAISED
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  • David Syverson

    $100

  • Bus Campaign Kickoff Party Tickets

    $33

  • Ali Syverson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Johnny Sugrue

    $50

  • Mike Aguilar

    $25

  • Tim Suhajda

    $25

  • AGAE Contractors

    $1,000

  • Robb Miezio

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Claire and Max Quinlin

    $40

  • Jimmy

    $25

  • Laurie Paolinetti

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kristen Powers

    $25

  • Maureen Schulte

    $50

  • Edvin

    $30

  • Kerry Sugrue

    $100

  • James O'Connor

    $60

  • Rob Kos

    $50

  • Z Print

    $100

  • Jerry kealy

    $100

  • Quinn

    $50

  • Krei Meier

    $25

  • Ali Syverson

    $200

  • Ron Brockman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Thomas Maloney

    $350

  • Nisha

    $10

  • Paige Clark

    $25

  • Alyssa O

    $50

  • Maureen Cronin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Jake Solomon

    $10

  • Michelle Fox

    $60

  • Michelle Washington

    $120

  • Mr. & Mrs. David L. Jones

     

  • Stephan Kunca

    $10

  • Andy Nguyen

     

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The Team: $3,158 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Johnny Sugrue

Amount Raised

$2,350

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Ali Syverson

Amount Raised

$503

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Ronnie Westmoreland

Amount Raised

$305

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Hunter Foreman

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Donor Comments

Andy Nguyen

Andy Nguyen

2 years ago

Stephan Kunca

Stephan Kunca

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Mr. & Mrs. David L. Jones

Mr. & Mrs. David L. Jones

2 years ago

Michelle Washington

Michelle Washington

DONATION: $120

2 years ago

Michelle Fox

Michelle Fox

DONATION: $60

2 years ago

Jake Solomon

Jake Solomon

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Maureen Cronin

Maureen Cronin

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alyssa O

Alyssa O

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Paige Clark

Paige Clark

DONATION: $25

Proud of you Ali 2 years ago