Thank you for your participation in the Legacy Partner program this season. Through your generous contribution we were able to redefine possible, achieving great success on and off the court, during the 2013 season.
The Sky made history in 2013. After finishing the regular season as Eastern Conference leaders with a 24-10 record, they went on to their first ever appearance in the WNBA Playoffs. Three outstanding Sky players received awards for their efforts and achievements this season. Sky forward Swin Cash was named the co-recipient of the WNBA’s Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award. Sky center Sylvia Fowles was named the 2013 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, and forward Elena Delle Donne was unanimously voted the WNBA Rookie of the Year.
Our off the court success included: • Participating in a Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) Choice Market at Jacob Beidler Elementary. Approximately 100 families came through the market to select an assortment of fresh fruit, vegetables and nonperishable food. The players assisted families with filling up their bags, and each family received tickets to the Sky’s home opener on May 31. • Hosting the “Game Plan for Peace” preseason game versus the New York Liberty at Chicago State University in partnership with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and CeaseFire. Over 1,000 CPS students were given complimentary tickets to the game along with a powerful presentation from a Cook County Officer and an ex-gang member. Teachers received workbooks with information and resources dealing with violence prevention and conflict resolution. • Providing tickets to the September 11 game against the Phoenix Mercury to the 3 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that had the highest attendance rate during the 2012-2013 school year. • Donating over 25,000 tickets to 298 nonprofit groups. • Providing 171 buses to various nonprofits in the Chicagoland area to enjoy games throughout the season.
• Honoring 10 high school girls basketball teams as part of our High School Team of the Week program. Out of the 10 teams nominated, Streamwood High School was named the High School Team of the Year through online voting. • Holding a food truck festival prior to our June 2 game against the Tulsa Shock with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the No Kid Hungry Illinois campaign. • Partnering Sky Cares and Sky forward Swin Cash with Girls in the Game to mentor 40 middle school girls, who attended games during the season. • Engaging more than 100 Girl Scouts at the Move-A-Palozza event at Allstate Arena. The Girl Scouts participated in basketball, yoga, self-defense, zumba, dance and health & wellness activities prior to watching the Sky game. • Partnering with the American Cancer Society (ACS) for our Breast Health Awareness (BHA) Night. Our efforts during the lead up to BHA Night allowed us to raise over $10,000 for the cause.
• Assisting at a shoe distribution event at the Chicago Auto Show to celebrate National Women & Girls in Sports Day alongside Buick and Samaritan’s Feet. The event provided 300 girls from Girls in the Game and Polished Pebbles the proper shoes to stay healthy and active. • Welcoming seventy-five girls from Young Women’s Leadership and Polished Pebbles to the P&G “My Black is Beautiful” event at Allstate Arena on September 11. • Adopting 2 CPS Schools through World Sport Chicago’s Athlete Ambassador Program. The Sky will donate 200 tickets for the 2014 season to the 25 participating schools and undertake health and wellness activities with students during the school year. • Making a visit to Franklin Park with Sky guard Epiphanny Prince and forward Michelle Campbell for the Chicago Park District’s Windy City Hoops program.
Thank You! FOR HELPING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! sky cares mission The Chicago Sky Cares Foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of our community’s youth and families by demonstrating the positive impact a professional women’s basketball team can make in the community by inspiring greatness through strong, athletic and educated roles models. Sky Cares Foundation is able to actively support the mission through a series of programs and events built around the importance of education, health and fitness.
to learn more about skycares visit chicagosky.net or call 312.994.5961
Greg & Ann Jones Family