Wood Family Foundation Baseball Clinic
Each summer the Wood Family Foundation conducts a free week-long baseball clinic for approximately 300 children. The clinic takes place in Englewood at beautiful Ogden Park. We are so thankful for our partners that help us engage the community's youth through baseball. Without coaching staff from Lil'Sluggers, The Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Police Department and the local alderman, our work would not be possible! Throughout the week clinic participants learn the fundamentals of baseball as well as the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork. WFF provides healthy meals throughout the day and a pizza party to celebrate the end of the clinic.
The baseball clinic is a special time for all of the Wood Family Foundation team members to bond with participants over an extended period of time while serving as the foundation of a long-term and impactful relationship.
Each December the Wood Family Foundation hand selects an exceptional school in one of four target neighborhoods -- Lawndale, Englewood, Humboldt Park and Austin -- as our Warm Wishes recipient. Just before the school's holiday break, each student receives a gift bag filled with a new winter coat, hats, gloves and scarves, and one-to-two gifts selected especially for them. On the day of gift distribution WFF transforms the auditorium into a winter wonderland with fake snow, elves and Santa as we spread holiday cheer and celebrate the school's success.
The Kerry & Sarah Wood Family Foundation Scholarship
Wood Family Foundation will award a student from one of our four target neighborhoods a full ride to the UIC Honors College. The student's summer housing will also be funded with the option to conduct research, intern or study abroad. We are excited to welcome this new scholar into our family in May 2013!
Dec. 13, 2013
Jan. 17, 2014