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The Tilden Blue Devils handily won their late March game against DuSable. Coach Alberto Simental wants his players to have a good experience because baseball was important to him growing up.
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The Tilden Blue Devils handily won their late March game against DuSable. Coach Alberto Simental wants his players to have a good experience because baseball was important to him growing up.

Beyond basketball, a tough road for sports

May 26, 2015

CPS is known for a handful of powerhouse basketball teams. But most high schools, especially those in poor communities, offer few opportunities for teens to get involved in sports. To do so, schools must find some way to raise their own money for athletics.

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Coonley Elementary School hosted a fundraiser at the DANK Haus in Lincoln Square  in April. The bidding for auction items started anywhere between $100 and $1,000 for items such as getaways for two in Acapulco Bay or a fitness trainer for a year.

The price of fundraising

May 26, 2015

For a select but growing group of schools in Chicago’s wealthier communities, parent fundraising has risen to new heights. In just a decade, the number of parent groups at district-run schools that raise more than $50,000 a year doubled to 41.Of those 41, 30 brought in more than $100,000 and eight raised more than $200,000. Altogether, these 41 schools raised roughly $7.6 million in one year.

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