Whether through sports, or some other avenue, we've all had a coach who has changed our life. Conversely, most of us have had the privilege to be that coach to another person. The relationship between a coach and a young person is truly unique, and even more important, truly powerful. At Up2Us Sports, we believe in the power of coaches and the power of sport in helping youth succeed, particularly youth experiencing chronic stress and trauma. Research has shown us that the mere presence of a positive adult relationship in a child's life can be the determining factor for future success. Two years ago, Up2Us Sports took this relationship one step further by intentionally recruiting veterans through the Operation Coach program. Veterans, whose inherent skills and experiences make them natural coaches for youth who need them most, found a meaningful opportunity to connect with their communities and once again serve. Operation Coach has had amazing success in Miami, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. This year, I am so excited that we are bringing the program to Chicago! Please consider any amount to help us reach $100k in 100 Days for Operation Coach and be a part of the inaugural success of the program in Chicago.