SALVATION ARMY RAY AND JOAN KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY

With More than 8,000 Members, Anniversary Open House Will Showcase Kroc Center Programs and How the Kroc Center is Already Making a Difference on Chicago’s South Side

WHAT:

With more than 8,000 members and an average daily attendance of 1,500, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is already making a difference to communities on the South Side of Chicago. The Kroc Center will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Saturday, June 15, at an Open House. The event will showcase a wide variety of programs and services, including sports demonstrations and clinics, Academy of the Arts performances and fun and games for the whole family. The Kroc Center Open House will also provide opportunities to tour this one-of-a-kind facility and talk with people from the community who can provide testimonials about the difference the Kroc Center is making in their lives and in their communities. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center offers the largest array of educational, sports, arts and supportive programs anywhere in the city under one roof. Open House activities will include:

o Sports, arts and fitness program demonstrations
o Basketball and baseball clinics with the Bulls/Sox Academy
o Football, soccer and aquatics clinics
o Appearances by mascots RJ Kroc; Benny the Bull, Chicago Bulls; and Southpaw, Chicago White Sox
o Dance and musical performances by youth and adults in the Kroc Center Academy of the Arts
o Performances by the Radio Disney
o Tours of the Kroc Center

WHEN:

Saturday, June 15, 2013
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE:

1250 West 119th Street
(from downtown: take Dan Ryan to I-57 South. Exit at 119th Street; head east approx. ½ mile)

About The Kroc Center: The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center offers the largest array of educational, sports, arts and supportive programs anywhere in the city under one roof. The Kroc Center is a major catalyst of growth for the community, creating jobs and providing a safe haven for youth sorely in need of the recreational, creative and educational alternatives to gangs and violence that the Kroc Center offers. The goal of the center, along with support from the community, is to expose children and families to different people, activities and arts that are otherwise beyond the reach of the community. For additional details, services and program descriptions, visit www.kroccenterchicago.org.

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