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Sprocket Sports Announces Sponsorship of Urban Initiatives' 16th Annual Soccer Ball

Sprocket Sports, a modern technology platform for the management and marketing of youth sports clubs, today announced its sponsorship of Urban Initiatives' 16th Annual Soccer Ball, the non-profit's annual fundraiser supporting its sports-based mentoring programs. The event will be held in person this year on April 22 after being held virtually last year due to COVID-19.

"We are proud to support Urban Initiatives in its efforts to teach life skills and lessons through the inherent power of sports and teamwork," said Rich Gallun, Sprocket Sports CEO. "Our mission is to support all children in sports, regardless of their financial situation. We are passionate about expanding access to positive experiences in youth sports and look forward to a long and successful partnership with Urban Initiatives."

"We are grateful to Sprocket Sports for their continued support of the Soccer Ball, which sustains our work at Urban Initiatives. It’s hard to believe that 19 years have passed since we started Urban Initiatives in response to the lack of extracurricular programs for Chicago Public School students. The Soccer Ball is our most anticipated event of the year, and we are delighted to be back in person to celebrate our accomplishments and raise funds for the coming year," said Urban Initiatives Executive Director Jim Dower.

About Sprocket Sports

Sprocket Sports is a modern, all-in-one management and marketing platform designed specifically for youth sports clubs. Its comprehensive technology helps clubs reduce operating expenses, increase revenues, build their brand and engage with families. In addition to player registration and payments, Sprocket Sports offers websites, marketing and communication modules, administrative tools, dashboards, mobile apps, and more. Learn more at sprocketsports.com.

About Urban Initiatives

Urban Initiatives is a non-profit organization in Chicago, IL whose mission is to use the power of sport and play to empower Chicago’s youth to achieve academic success, develop social-emotional skills, and build social capital. For more information, visit urbaninitiatives.org.

Susan Blinkhorn