DePaul Athletics partners with Laureus USA’s Sport for Good Chicago

DePaul Athletics partners with Laureus USA's Sport for Good Chicago

CHICAGO — DePaul Athletics has launched a partnership with Laureus USA to become a member of Sport for Good Chicago, a coalition of more than 80 local organizations working to improve access and equity in youth sports across the city. Member organizations work together by aligning on outreach initiatives, building collaborative partnerships and improving access to high quality youth development training for coaches. DePaul Athletics will be the first collegiate athletics department in Chicago to join the coalition, alongside notable partners such as Girls in the Game, Chicago Run and XS Tennis.

“We are thrilled to have DePaul Athletics join Sport for Good Chicago,” said Ben Schornack, Laureus USA program manager in Chicago. “DePaul Athletics shares our coalition’s belief that every Chicagoan, whether a child trying a sport for the first time or a college athlete, can benefit from the incredible power of sport. Thanks Through this partnership, we will create opportunities for athletes and coaches to learn and grow together.”

To kick off the partnership, Laureus USA and DePaul University are working with the Center for Healing and Justice Through Sport (CHJS) to offer a series of trainings open to all Sport for Good Chicago members, including all DePaul Athletics coaches. .

“Sport is such a powerful force,” said By Wayne Peevy, DePaul’s vice president and athletic director. “It can inspire us, unite us, foster inclusion and give voice to the voiceless. Or, as Nelson Mandela so aptly put it, ‘Sport has the power to change the world.’ At DePaul Athletics, we stay true to the Vincentian values ​​of our university and strive to reinforce DePaul’s commitment to our urban mission.Through Sport for Good Chicago, we seek to be intentional in growing leaders among our student-athletes, coaches, and staff, while also impacting the Chicago community to address systemic inequalities.I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish alongside Laureus USA.

The first practice will take place April 19 at the Sullivan Athletic Center in Lincoln Park and will focus on how sports can help athletes heal from trauma and stressful events. The training will be tailored to coaches working with collegiate or elite athletes. To learn more about this training or to access other training offered by Sport for Good Chicago, visit

About Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA

Laureus USA is a nonprofit granting organization that strives to improve the lives of young people and unite communities through the power of sport. Since 2012, we’ve impacted the lives of over one million young people by investing $20 million in sport-focused youth development organizations across the country that unleash the power of sport to improve the physical and mental health, improve academic and work outcomes, and address critical social issues. legal issues. We have also provided training focused on positive youth development and social-emotional learning to over 14,000 coaches. Laureus USA is a member of the global Laureus Network, which includes 7 National Laureus Sport for Good Foundations, 1 Global Foundation, the Laureus World Sports Academy (and Ambassadors), and the Laureus World Sports Awards. Learn more about Sport for Good at