Ways to Make an Impact

Hosting a birthday party or a Bar/Bat Mitzvah? Support a cause you are passionate about.

Completing volunteer hours? Create a project with lasting impact.

Looking for a give back project? Host a gift drive with colleagues or friends.

Contact Us To Start Your Project 

Sports Shed Ambassador Board

The Ambassador Board (AB) is a dynamic group of young professionals who are passionate about creating sports opportunities for Chicago kids in areas with the most need. They host fundraising events like our Ugly Sweater Party and virtual activities like online bracket pool challenges. Board members join forces to mobilize their social and professional networks to elevate and maximize the great work of The Sports Shed. Click here to see the list of current members.

Membership gives you the opportunity to:

  • Invest in Chicago’s under-served communities
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Meet and network with like-minded people


March Madness 2021 Bracket

Welcome to The Sports Shed’s March Madness 2021 Bracket! We want to thank you for participating. Your support makes a huge difference for kids in Chicago!

3rd Annual Golf Event

Monday, September 20th, 2021— Our golf out is on! Grab a friend or a foursome and join us for safe, outdoor fun while supporting The Sports Shed!

2021 Chicago Marathon Charity Partner

Sunday, October 11th, 2020 — Contact Sherry Arthur at sherry@thesportsshed.org on how to guarantee your spot and run in support of The Sports Shed.

2022 Cornhole Tournament

The Sports Shed/Ray of Hope Cornhole Tournament is on Saturday, March 6th at the Marriott Lincolnshire. The tournament will follow COVID distancing guidelines. We ask that no one outside of competitors be in attendance.

Sports Shed 2020 Masters Golf Pool

Hey golf and sports enthusiasts: The masters Golf Tournament is this week! Join The Sports Shed 2020 Masters Golf Pool and select for a chance to win $$! Make your picks at http://www.easyofficepools.com/join/?p=102563&e=cfmx

The Sports Shed Silent Auction

Raise money for the Sports Shed through our silent auction and bid on amazing items like virtual mixology classes, golf foursomes, personal photoshoots and more! Join The Sports Shed from Sunday, September 13th – Sunday, September 20th and put in your bids to win big!

From Distance Challenge

Do the From Distance Challenge to help our communities respond to COVID All gifts will be matched as part of #GivingTuesdayNow

2nd Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

Friday, December 13th, 2019 at Derno’s, Chicago — ‘Tis the Season for Giving and Ugly Holiday Sweaters! Join us for The Sports Shed’s 2nd annual Ugly Sweater Party!

10th Anniversary Event

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at XS Tennis — Join us for The Sport Shed x10 Event, a 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. Enjoy food, drinks, raffle prizes and stories of impact.

The Sports Shed 1st Annual Golf Event

Monday, June 3, 2019 at Hawthorn Woods Country Club — Join us for the 1st annual Sports Shed golf outing. Play golf, win prizes, have fun and help us gear up kids for a better future.

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