[Gale Sayers Center]
[Gary Carter Foundation]
[Harmon Killebrew Foundation]
[Hunter's Hope Foundation]
[Ickey Woods Foundation]
[Johnny Bench Schol. Fund]
[Lakewood United Methodist Church]
[Lee Lacy Baseball Academy]
[Lou Brock Scholarship]
[Make A Difference Found.]
[Meals on Wheels]
[Miami's Childrens Hosp. Found.]
[Misencordia Hosp Med Ctr]
[Mr. October for Kids Found.]
[Mt. St. Joesph H.S. Annl Fund]
[Mary Jo White Fund]
[Nolan Ryan Foundation]
[Page Education Foundation]
[Pam Krause's Home Care]
Gale Sayers Center
From their website:
The Gale Sayers Center will be operated by a 501c.3, non-profit organization.
The mission is to provide children from ages 8-12, with a structured, intense
environment to better their current education.
"Motivation...Education...Inspiration" are the goals.
There will be no cost to any student in the program. Children in the program
will also be taught to have respect for themselves and others in their
community. The Gale Sayers Center will feature the following: COMPUTER
Modern computer classrooms offering workstations to accommodate a student and
instructor will encourage students that they are not alone in their quest to
better themselves. This nurturing environment will be open on a first-come,
first-serve basis. Math skills will be improved utilizing a sports statistics
software program being developed exclusively for the center. Classrooms will
have a minimum of 20 workstations. Instructors will be student-interns from
major Midwest universities such as Northwestern; Notre Dame; Purdue and
JR. TOASTMASTERS PROGRAM
Personally developed by Gale Sayers, the Jr. Toastmasters program will formally
introduce students at a young age to the art of public speaking. From banquet
speeches to eulogies, students will learn how to project their voices and how to
craft a message.
MENTORING & MOTIVATION PROGRAM
The Gale Sayers Center will host a regularly scheduled mentoring & motivation
program, bringing in some of the finest business, civic and sports leaders to
speak with the children. The program's goal is to condition kids at a young age
to prepare to be positive role models themselves, by being good students and
citizens. The mentoring & motivation program will encourage kids to develop
aspirations and goals aside from sports.
ED & STEVE SABOL THEATRE
The Gale Sayers Center will also be the exclusive home of the Ed & Steve Sabol
Theatre/Library. Named for the father and son team who co-founded NFL Films. It
is envisioned to become a popular tourist destination, both for Chicago
residents and tourists. The theatre will have an "intimate" feel, with a 99-seat
capacity, in modern theatre-type seating. Modern projection and sound will also
be featured. On occasion, documentaries and films of a general nature may be
shown, that have an appeal to the center's visitors.
A display area will be kept busy in the center, on a rotating basis. These may
include an American Football League Hall of Memories, named for the league
formed at a meeting at Chicago's Sherman House Hotel. "African American Pioneers
of the Game" may be another, which features photos and memorabilia of those
players who first broke thru barriers, which for many years shut them out. Gale
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MORE THAN JUST A NAME...
Gale Sayers will be actively involved in the Gale Sayers Center.
Gale Sayers will maintain an office in the Center.
Gale Sayers will personally teach and motivate students.
Gale Sayers will encourage parents to be proactive in their children's progres