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Webby Awards

“Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)—a 2000+ member judging body. The Academy is comprised of Executive Members—leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities—and Associate Members who are former Webby Winners, Nominees and other Internet professionals….

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February 2018 Spotlight – Ashawntee Blackman

Ashawntee Blackman is our February participant spotlight player. Ashawntee attends Edward Coles Language Academy and is currently in the sixth grade. Her favorite subject is math because this subject challenges her to study more; she enjoys helping and assisting her classmates who struggle with math too. Ashawntee has been playing with Lost Boyz since the summer of 2017. She had …

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Lost Boyz Awarded Nike Community Impact Grant

Nike is proud to announce the latest round of grant recipients for the Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF), an innovative approach to grant-making that engages committees composed of Nike employees and store athletes to help award grants to nonprofit organizations in the communities where they live and work. The community store in Chicago awarded $50,000 via grants of $5,000 to …

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Teen Battling Lymphoma Gives to LostBoyz

LUKAS Lukas is a seventeen year old battling Lymphoma. For his Bear Hug, Lukas, an avid baseball player, decided instead of using the $500 budget on himself, he wanted to give the gift of baseball to a team in need. Deeply touched by Lukas’ request, we reached out to our friends at the Chicago White Sox to see if they could …

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June Spotlight – Na’Kasha Smith

Na’Kasha Smith, aka Kasha, is 12 years old and currently a 7th grader at Horace Mann Elementary. She is a member of the Lady Boltz team and has been playing with Lost Boyz for the past 3 years when our inaugural girls’ softball team was created. Her mom is actually the organization’s Head Softball Coach! Kasha mainly pitches for the …

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February Spotlight – Lavon’ya

Meet this month’s spotlight, Lavon’ya Morgan! Lavon’ya is a member of our Lady Thunder team and she’s new this year. Her little brother plays for Lost Boyz and that’s how she came to be part of the family. She also said she just wanted to try something new! This 14 year old is currently an 8th grader at Beasley Elementary. …

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Save the Date for Cosmos – March 3rd!

Lost Boyz is headed back to Kroll’s in the South Loop for our annual COSMOS for a Cause Happy Hour on Friday, March 3rd. If you attended last year, you remember just how fun it was and how we filled the room. So SAVE THE DATE and join us again this year on Friday, March 3rd from 6-9pm.

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Winter Clinic is Back for 2017

Winter Clinic 2017 has officially begun! We kicked off the season this year with Service Day at the Forest Preserve in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16th. During Winter Clinic, we emphasize both academic and athletic improvement, as well as an increase in sports knowledge and participation in civic engagement. Winter Clinic will run …

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Spotlight – Meet Darion Burns

Darion is an energetic 3rd grader that attends CICS Washington Park. His favorite subject at school is math and he loves to have fun! During his free time, he enjoys playing outside with his friends, skating, or riding his bike. Darion has been on the Lost Boyz baseball team for 3 years. He enjoys playing baseball and always feels confident …