Join Urban Initiatives at its 7th annual Soccer Ball at River East Art Center, located at 435 E. Illinois St., for a night of philanthropy, dancing, cocktails, heavy appetizers and an exquisite silent auction. Get your tickets now: SOCCER BALL TICKETS
Each year since its inception, the wildly popular Soccer Ball has sold out. This year, the event is expected to sell out, with over 750 estimated guests in attendance. The Soccer Ball is an integral part of Urban Initiatives’ funding, as the event raises significant funds, which sustain current health and educational programming. Additionally, the event provides the funding necessary for program expansion into additional schools and neighborhoods.
Over the course of the last 6 years The Soccer Ball has raised over a million dollars, allowing the Urban Initiatives program to expand from 4 to 22 schools, directly benefiting thousands of children. At this year’s Soccer Ball, the Chicago Cubs Charities will be the recipient of the Soccer Ball Award, which recognizes individuals and organizations for their exceptional community support efforts. Additionally, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Fire Captain Logan Pause are serving as the Honorary Event Chair. Past recipients of the program’s prestigious award have included Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education, The Springboard Foundation, Nike, and the Chicago Fire Foundation.