Executive Champions

It has been suggested that up to 95% of Fortune 500 CEOs played college sports, and in a survey of 821 high-level executives, Ernst & Young found that 96% of female executives at the C-Suite level credit sports for contributing to their success in business!  More often than not, people who are successful in business first learned leadership skills on the field, or in the gym.  Some things are universal.  Our athletes train and compete year-round to win, but they also learn about teamwork, determination, and the constant pursuit of excellence… the very same values that catapult organizations to “Best Place to Work in…” status.

You have the ability to champion those values… and to make some champions at the same time!  Harness your sports passion and direct that enthusiasm, and your resources, to provide critical support for one of our eighteen incredible sports programs.

Let us show you how your investment can have a positive impact on athletes throughout Illinois, or right in your backyard.  Make it possible for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to learn and grow through competitive sports just like you did.  Be an Executive Champion!

Contact Michelle Weiner at mweiner@soill.org or 312-972-5616