KEEN Sports

Program Description

During the Sports Program, athletes and volunteers come together for one-to-one activities. They have a group warm up, and then move to individual activities which are tailored solely to the needs of the athlete. They may throw a basketball or kick a soccer ball. Many love to bounce on 36” balls or be pulled along the floor on a flat wheeled scooter. A group may form for Duck, Duck, Goose.

The session ends with everyone coming together in a circle (although some athletes still need to run around its periphery, and that’s okay) and sharing with the group what they did that day “that made them very Proud.” They literally go out dancing: the Hokey Pokey for the younger kids and the Macarena for the teens. Athletes burn energy, meet and interact with new volunteers, see old friends, and then rejoin their parents, who have had some precious respite time.
Ages: 5-21

Session Information

The program sessions are usually scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays at UIC,  and Sundays at Loyola Park, with the exception of holiday weekends. Athletes and volunteers participate in activities at several different session times.

Program Location

UIC Sport and Fitness Center
828 South Wolcott Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612.

Loyola Park
1230 Greenleaf Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626


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