Urban Initiatives wants to thank Section 8 for inviting 150 members of our team to the Chicago Fire game versus the Columbus Crew on October 22nd. Because of Section 8's support, participants from Daley, Nobel, and Walsh schools were able to travel to Toyota Park for the nail-biting season finale.
The trip for our kids to watch the Fire's final game of the 2011 season - and a 3 to 2 victory over the Crew - was definitely one of Urban Initiatives' most memorable outings ever. The stands were packed with 20,237 fans and our kids fed off the relentless energy of the Section 8 die-hards! All the kids were on the edge of their seats with the game tied 2-2 late in the game. Then, in the 81st minute, Diego Chaves netted a close-range rebound to send the crowd into hysterics and seal the victory for the Fire. Ending the seaon on such a strong note certainly bodes well for the 2012 season, and Urban Initiatives cannot wait for what's to come!
Section 8 and the Chicago Fire have been tremendous supporters of our soccer-based youth development throughout Chicago, and Urban Initiatives is incredibly grateful to have such committed partners!
Read more about the Fire's thrilling victory here!