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We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to

PLAY - COMPETE - ACHIEVE

 

WE ARE BUILDING A PROFESSIONAL-LEVEL FACILITY FOR SPORTS, EDUCATION AND WELLNESS TO CLOSE THE OPPORTUNITY GAP FOR WESTSIDE YOUTH

Intentional Sports is a non-profit organization that stands committed to providing competitive sports opportunities and health and wellness activities for everyone, leveraging a best-in-class athletic facility in the heart of Chicago.

AUSTIN / BELMONT-CRAGIN / HERMOSA / HUMBOLDT PARK

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THE PROBLEM

Today, a child waking up in an under-resourced, urban community like Austin, Hermosa or Belmont-Cragin is:

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Four times less likely to play sports and six times more likely to  quit sports  due to costs

 
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  • 10-acre campus in Northwest Chicago

  • 150,000 sq ft of indoor space and additional outdoor turf fields

  • Youth, adult, professional and community reach

  • Indoor FIFA-sized, multi-sport turf field

  • Multiple sports courts

OUR SOLUTION

  • Strength/Conditioning/Wellness Center

  • Video space for meetings, esports, community

  • Self-sustaining business model

  • Professional sports leadership

 

BECOME A PART OF positive change in the community

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THE INTENTIONAL SPORTS LEADERS

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Sports, Entertainment, Public Relations Executive, President

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Former Limestone Univ. Basketball Player Non-Profit Director

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Former NFL Wide Receiver, 2016 Sports Illustrated All-American

Vice President, Sporting Director

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Former Univ. Miami Baseball Player

Jason Heyward Baseball Academy Director

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Former All-Big 10, European Professional Basketball Player

Basketball Director

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Former Northwestern Univ. Football Player

Business Development - Football, Softball

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Current Head Men's Soccer Coach at College of Lake County

Business Development - Soccer

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Elite Eats Founder & CEO, former Sports Science Coordinator/Dietician with Chicago Bears

Sports Nutrition Consultant

The Intentional Sports Board of Directors is comprised of senior leadership in sports, entertainment, and the corporate world – all of whom are committed to bringing equity through sports opportunity, wellness, and positive belonging to under-resourced areas. 

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US Soccer Veteran, International Professional, Board Member

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Fox Sports / BigTen Network
Commentator.
Board Member 

US Soccer Hall of Famer, 

Board Member 

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Olympics, Professional, NCAA & Canada Hall of Famer.  Board Member

CBS Reporter, Non-Profit Leader, Board Member

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President of Riot Games, Board Member

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SPECIAL
ADVISORS

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President of Paramount Pictures,  Board Member

Katy Maher

Aaron Sullivan

Denis Da Silva

Executive Business

Financial

Legal

 

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OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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2020

Intentional Sports formed as a tax-exempt, charitable 501c3.  Fundraising begins to build a unique community-based sports and education center on the west side of Chicago.

2021

August 11

Groundbreaking Ceremony, featuring many notable partners, including Governor Pritzker, Mayor Lightfoot, Jason Heyward, and other key partners

2021

August 14

Inaugural “Loading Dock Legends” game, featuring many well-known soccer players, to launch the Loading Dock as a free place for the community to play street soccer safely while our facility is under construction.

2022

Fall 2022

Grand Opening