The Soccer Ball

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The Soccer Ball is Urban Initiatives' annual fundraiser to support the health and education soccer program Work to Play. Each year, hundreds of supporters, business leaders, and friends gather for an evening of food, drinks, and dancing to support the work we do for Chicago's kids. 

Join us for the 8th Annual Soccer Ball!

January 24, 2014
River East Art Center in Chicago
Tickets are $125 in advance and include cocktails, food stations, music, and an auction

Please email Julie at Urban Initaitives for more information.

Each year, Urban Initiatives presents an award to the partner that displays the teamwork and generosity that are such a part of our work.

Soccer Ball Award

This award is presented to a person or organization that demonstrates exceptional service and positive impact on children and families in Chicago's underserved communities.

2014: Tim Cawley

2013: Chicago Cubs Charities

2012: Chicago Fire Foundation

2011: Nike

2010: The Springboard Foundation

2009: Arne Duncan

Troy Cameron Team Captain Award

Starting in 2012, the Soccer Ball also awarded the Troy Cameron Team Captain Award to a Take the Lead program participant who displays exemplary leadership. 

2014: Xitlalith Cerda 

2013: Taquan Harrison

2012: Thomas Durr