The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Celebrates First Anniversary June 14 and 15 with Gospel Concert and Open House
Kroc Center Reaches Milestone of More than 8,000 Members and
Average Daily Attendance of 1,500 People
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on the South Side of Chicago marked its First Anniversary with a weekend full of activities.
The Kroc Center is already making a difference to residents of the surrounding communities, 8,000 of whom have joined the Kroc Center and more than 1,500 of whom visit the Kroc Center on an average weekend day to take advantage of the vast array of programs, services and state-of-the-art facilities available at the one-of-a-kind community center.
The weekend kicked-off with a Gospel Concert for the community on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. featuring Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award winning gospel recording artist Kim Stratton. The First Anniversary Celebration and Open House was free and open to the public on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event showcased the wide variety of programs and services at the Kroc Center through sports demonstrations and clinics run by the Chicago Bulls/White Sox Academy, music and dance performances by youth and adults in the Kroc Center Academy of the Arts programs, appearances by Kroc mascot R.J. Kroc and characters from Radio Disney and tours of the Kroc Center.