FireWorks for Kids Foundation (Chicago Fire)
Since 1998, the FireWorks For Kids Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer Team, has made significant contributions to enhance the lives of disadvantaged youth throughout Chicagoland. Each year, we renew our commitment to enhance the lives of others by remaining focused on our mission of supporting organizations whose programs provide educational and recreational opportunities for economically or otherwise challenged children.
During 2006, the Fireworks For Kids Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for our commitment to the support of healthy lifestyles and the “Covering Kids and Families” campaign. We educated over 6,000 children on the dangers of using tobacco products. We founded and produced “Sparky Soccer” , a program that brought the sport of soccer to special needs children, and along with the Chicago Fire were recognized as the Member of the Year by the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau. And thanks to hundreds of donors and supporters of the Fire Works For Kids Foundation events and programs, the Foundation surpassed a milestone of $1,000,000 in grant and contributions awards to charitable organizations since the inception of the Foundation in 1998.
The Chicago Fire and the FireWorks For Kids Foundation will continue its leadership role in giving back to the communities that give us so much support.
While our goal is to help the surrounding community, we cannot possibly fill all requests and some organizations will not fit the foundation guidelines. Examples of some requests that cannot be filled are individual scholarships and groups outside the Chicagoland area.