It’s been a violent holiday weekend in Chicago but that has not stopped a west side high school from playing baseball. Legal Prep Charter Academy in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood is making a positive impact with The Sports Shed’s help. In just its second season, the baseball team has grown and has become more competitive.
Athletic Director and Dean of Discipline, Mr. Terrazas, reached out to The Sports Shed for help and guidance. “Most of our guys have no previous experience playing baseball and have been able to improve greatly because we finally have proper equipment” stated Terrazas. He added that “you have made the process of getting the gear we need seamless; it felt as if I was ordering from a major manufacturer.”
Legal Prep Charter virtually has no athletic budget, but The Sports Shed was able to source and provide uniforms, fielding gloves, bats, bags, balls, bases and cleats for the team to compete this season. We make sports opportunities possible for thousands of kids in under-resourced and at-risk situations! Our passion to continue our work comes from what we know the lifelong benefits are for these West Side Chicago students who need a safe place where they feel like they belong.