The Chicago Fire's goal on the field is to play hard and win. Our goal off the field is to contribute to the quality of life in Chicago and its surrounding communities. In order to leverage its resources and expertise in the area of football, the Chicago Fire Foundation established the P.L.A.Y.S. (Participate, Learn, Achieve, Youth, Soccer) Program in 2013 to provide a sports-based curriculum and direct service program to Chicago's most at-risk youth located predominately on Chicago's south and west sides. P.L.A.Y.S. has been committed to enhancing the academic performance and development of key social and emotional learning skills of elementary school students while ensuring that systemic issues and racial inequities are addressed within the program curriculum. Since the inception, P.L.A.Y.S. has seen more than 200,000 hours of football played by more than 3,100 boys and girls in 3rd-5th grade.
Since 1998, the Chicago Fire Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer Team, has made significant contributions to enhance the lives of disadvantaged youth throughout Chicagoland, providing more than $1.8 million back in to the community. For more information on the Chicago Fire Foundation and the P.L.A.Y.S. program, please visit https://www.chicago-fire.com/community.
Make a meaningful donation today to help the Chicago Fire Foundation impact more youth in need through the power of football.
$500 = Soccer balls and equipment for one program school
$250 = Sponsors one P.L.A.Y.S. participant for entire season
$75 = Equipment, uniform, and soccer ball for one program participant
$25 = Soccer ball for one program participant