It’s Summer Time, Let The Fun Begin

It’s Summer Time, Let The Fun Begin

July and August will be busy times for young people and their families in Chicago Southwest.  That’s because SWOP will be hosting a number of safe and fun activities throughout the community.

Starting July 11th, SWOP will kick off a weekly series of Hoop in the Hoods tournaments at Morrill Elementary and Gage Park High School.  At Hoops, teams of young people from the community will learn basketball and teamwork skills as they compete against each other and prepare for the big Hoops Citywide tournament on August 19th.

Starting July 14th, SWOP kicks off PlayStreets activities across the community.  PlayStreets is a three hour “block party” giving families and community members the opportunity to get active, play sports and games, have fun, and be safe.

Both Hoops in the Hood and PlayStreets will have activities for the whole family.  Even if you don’t play basketball or other sports, come out and support local youth and join in the other fun stuff you can do at these events.  In addition to giving everyone a chance to play, both programs are employing young people to help run the events; giving them experience they need for their next job.

A big thank you to LISC Chicago, World Sports Chicago, and the Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities for their support of these programs.

To find our more information or to join in on the fun, please contact Jasmine at

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