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Which Chicago Sports Charity Is Right For You? The Beginner's Guide to Paying it Forward this Holiday Season

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Everyone loves receiving gifts around the holidays and there’s nothing wrong with that! But, at the end of the day it’s giving gifts that ultimately warms your heart with the tender realization that you made someone else feel special.

At WhirlyBall, there are two things that we support unconditionally year round: sports and parties. Okay, on the surface parties and sports may not seem like causes worth a donation, but there’s a silver lining here. Sports teams in Chicago are dedicated to their team and their city, meaning that philanthropy is a huge part of each organization. And nothing brings people together like a party!

Introducing “Play It Forward” with WhirlyBall. If you book a holiday party by November 1st at WhirlyBall we will make a donation to your favorite Chicago sports team charity. That’s right, by partying your holidays away at WhirlyBall you will be giving back to a great cause of your choice. Don’t know which charity to choose? Let’s break down what each one stands for!

The Chicago Balckhawks Charities

The Chicago Blackhawks Charities pledge to make a brighter future for Chicago’s youths with the core principles of health and wellness, and housing and living.  Chicago Blackhawks Charities serve local citizens by impacting youths and their families in and around the city of Chicago. You can donate to this charity directly here:

The Chicago Cubs Charities

Similar to the Blackhawk Charities, the Cubs Charities benefit Chicago’s children and their families. Initially the Cubs Charities were created to support ongoing cancer research but has since become much more. Their goal is to provide increased access to sports opportunities and target improvements in health, fitness and education for those at risk. You can donate to the Cubs Charities directly here:

The Chicago White Sox Charities

The Chicago White Sox Charities goal is to inspire, educate and embrace Chicago by providing financial and emotional support to hundreds of Chicago-based organizations, including those leading the fight against cancer, dedicated to improving the lives of youth through recreation and education.  The Chicago White Sox Charities also provide support to those offering support to children and families in crisis. You can donate to the Chicago White Sox Charities directly here:

Chicago Bears Care

Through targeted programs supporting education, youth athletics and medical research and health awareness programs focusing on breast and ovarian cancer, Bears Care aims to improve the quality of life for people in the Chicagoland community, primarily disadvantaged children and their families. Bears Care has totaled over $12.1 million in issued grants to nearly 100 qualifying agencies. You can donate directly to this charity here:

Chicago Bulls Charities

The Bulls have established a history of community service by contributing time, materials, resources and financial donations to organizations committed to youth education, health and wellness, and violence prevention. Through fundraising, donating, and auctioning, the Chicago Bulls Charities are able to give back to Chicago’s communities. You can request a donation directly here:

Now that you know a little bit about what each Chicago team charity is all about, all you need to do is book your WhirlyBall party before November 1st and choose which charity suites you best! And don’t forget to Play it Forward this holiday season!  

To book your holiday party at WhirlyBall visit the 2015 WhirlyBall Holiday Event Planning page or call us at 773-486-7777 for all the details and answers to your questions!


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