Team up with Chicago Fire Foundation - Make a Donation Now!
The Chicago Fire's goal on the field is to play hard and win. Its goal off the field is to leverage the Club's resources and expertise in the area of football to contribute to the quality of life in Chicago and surrounding communities. 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, primarily through its award-winning P.L.A.Y.S. (Participate, Learn, Achieve, Youth, Soccer) Program.
In 2013, with ever-increasing cuts to extra-curricular school programming, combined with alarming academic statistics across Chicago Public Schools, P.L.A.Y.S. was established and works directly with neighborhood schools in under resourced communities to deliver safe, active, educational programming. P.L.A.Y.S. incorporates a sports-based youth development curriculum designed to enhance academic performance and development of key social and emotional learning skills of Chicago's most at-risk elementary youth.
The lessons taught and values learned extend beyond the field to the classroom, P.L.A.Y.S. both impacts a child's likelihood of academic success and improves their life trajectory. Since its inception, P.L.A.Y.S. has been instrumental in leading the Club's philanthropic efforts, and has seen more than 200,000 hours of football played by more than 4,000 boys and girls in 3rd-5th grade.
Make a meaningful donation today to help the Chicago Fire Foundation impact more youth in need through the power of football.
$1,000 = Program bus transportation for one participating school*
$500 = All program equipment for one participating school*
$250 = Uniforms for all students for one participating school*
$100 = Coach training and development, curriculum, and educational resources for one participating school*
$50 = All equipment and uniforms for one participating student
$25 = Soccer ball for one participating student
*One school represents 24 students