"Youth in underserved communities like North Austin are four times less likely to play sports and six times more likely to quit sports due to costs. Yet, we know that organized youth sports lead to increased cognition, stronger social skills and even higher graduation rates. The Intentional Sports Campus is at the heart of the movement to reach kids through competitive sports – right in their own neighborhood."

- Intentional Sports Founder Andy McDermott

Key partners

Making change is a group effort, and getting involved with Intentional Sports is as easy as stopping by our campus or sending us an email. Our community partners allow us to integrate meaningfully with the city of Chicago in ways that are even bigger than sports.

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Former Chicago Cubs star Jason Heyward has been involved in community building ever since coming to Chicago. We are thrilled to have him as an extension of our team, and look forward to us closing the achievement gap for baseball and softball on the West Side of Chicago.

By The Hand Club for Kids has a vision that sounds a lot like ours: to help children in under-resourced communities live fulfilling lives.

Based in North Austin right next to the Intentional Sports facility, Grace and Peace Church is committed to serving God and loving their neighbors.

Chicago’s Professional Soccer Club, the Chicago Fire FC, helped bring the largest indoor turf field to the city to Intentional Sports.

Riot Games is a video game developer located in West Los Angeles, California. They are best known for their game League of Legends. RIOT is also an e-sports tournament organizer. One of those tournaments includes the League of Legends Championship Series, one of the top pro e-sports leagues in the world.

Wintrust is a financial services company based in Rosemont, Illinois. Our network of nationally chartered banks provides customer-oriented personal and commercial banking solutions to our neighbors in and around Chicago, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Florida. Our banks go above and beyond to serve the communities we call home, hosting financial education courses, sponsoring community events, and reinvesting in our neighborhoods.


Partnership Benefits

When you partner with Intentional Sports, you can confidently expect beneficial outcomes. There will be brand promotion opportunities throughout the facility and online, you will receive discounted pricing on space reservation other costs, and you can count on being prioritized for scheduling. But most importantly, you will benefit from knowing you are making a difference in the lives of Chicago children.

Partnership Requirements

Intentional Sports finds partnerships in a way that is – you guessed it – intentional. We partner with organizations that are committed to holistically developing communities, with children at the forefront.

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If you are looking for a way to gain exposure and recognition while also helping make tangible change in Chicago, fill out the form below to become a corporate sponsor!