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Team Chicago provides individuals and organizations with the opportunity to participate in sporting and cultural events according to their personal interests and capabilities. Team Chicago’s mission is to provide support to the LGBT community, furthering participation, inclusion, and pursuit of personal best.

We do this through promotion, outreach, and sponsorship.

Out At the Wrigley!

Hey Team Chicago! Just over two weeks away from Out at Wrigley 2013 on Saturday, August 3rd!

If you buy a Budweiser Patio Deck ticket for Out at Wrigley, you will get a free ticket to the National gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony the day before! (Friday, August 2nd) Dr. Tom Waddell (1968 Decathlete, founder of Gay Games) and many other Gay Games Ambassadors have been nominated to this 1st class of inductees.

For tickets go to and join us for some summer baseball fun!

Team Chicago Sunday FunDay!

Chicago Spirit Brigade

Sunday, July 14 2-5 PM
Marty's Martini Bar - 1511 W. Balmoral, Chicago, IL

Please join the CSB stars at Marty's on Sunday, July 14 from 2:00 to 5:00pm when Andersonville's best martini bar (recently ranked #1 in Chicago by Huffington Post!) will generously donate their profits to the Chicago Spirit Brigade's "Spread the Cheer" fund.

The money raised for "Spread the Cheer" will be used throughout the year to add a Plus 25% Match to every dollar donated for local charities like Care for Real, the Night Ministry and Lakeview Pantry!

Ride for AIDS Closing Ceremonies

Sunday, July 14 Starts 3:30
Evanston Civic Enter - 2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL

Riders and volunteer crew will return to Chicago land this afternoon after completing their two day, 200 mile ride from Wisconsin to Illinois in their efforts to raise funds for AIDS research and support services and to celebrate their accomplishments!

Come out to help celebrate with them and cheer for their homecoming!

Legacy Walk Fundraiser

Sunday, July 14 Starts 7 PM
@Mosphere - 5355 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL

Please join us for a very Special Benefit Evening celebrating Chicago's Legacy Walk. The lovely Angelique Munro will host a spectacular line up of performers to entertain you. $20 includes one hour sponsored bar featuring Ketel One, Bud Light and Miller Lite! Fabulous Raffle Prizes! Learn about Legacy's plans for the upcoming 2013 Dedication of Phase II of the World's Only Outdoor LGBT Museum Walk!!! (TICKETS AT THE DOOR)

Dr. Tom Waddell, the founder of the Gay Games (1968 Olympic Decathele) was recently named to received a plaque to be installed in his memory as part of the Legacy Project's History Walk on the pylons of North Halsted Street in Boystown. Funds are still being raised for the installation and maintenance of the plaque.

Gay Games VII Anniversary Event

Chicago Celebreates GGV7 and Looks forward to GG9

Saturday, July 13th 1-3 PM

Seven years ago Chicago welcomed the world to the 2006 Gay Games. You are invited to join with fellow athletes, artists, volunteers, sponsor representatives, friends and family for the unveiling of a permanent legacy to that event at Chicago's Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL)

Former participants and volunteers are encouraged to wear their Gay Games Chicago uniforms, t-shirts, medals, pins and more.

Representatives of Cleveland+Akron 2014, the site of the 9th Gay Games, will be on hand to answer questions about that event scheduled for August 9-14, 2014. Those who register at the event will save money on their registration fees.

The event will take place on the 3rd Floor of the Center on Halsted. There is no cost to attend.

Team Chicago Athletics and Culture was part of the local organization who worked to bring the games to Chicago, hosted the games and outfitted the largest delegation in our history! The 8 day event and the two years leading into it made history and changed the perceptions of LGBT sports locally and helped it to grow leaps and bounds. Many individual lives were changed and people discovered themselves in the process! Today is the day to celebrate these achievements!

Local Sports Raises Team Funds!

Chicago Gay Hockey Association

Saturday, July 13 10 AM to 3 PM

Join your favorite jocks for a team shower...for your car!

For only $10 you can get your wheels washed by the men and women of the Chicago Gay Hockey Association.

Stop by the Walgreen's in Andersonville (5440 N. Clark St.) from 10am to 3pm on Saturday July 13th to support our team!

In event of rain we'll delay until Sunday July 14th, 10am to 3pm.

Chicago Smelts Swimming and Aquatics

Saturday, July 13 3-6 PM Halsted Bar

Join the Chicago Smelts swim team's Saturday Splash at Halsted's (3441 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL). A suggested $15 donation will get you two (2) free drink tickets...and all the hot swimmers you can handle. Raffles will also be available for your chance to win cool prizes from local businesses.

The Chicago Smelts is Chicago's predominantly gay and lesbian U.S. Masters Swim Team, encouraging fitness, friendship, community, and competition through swimming.

Team Chicago Athletics and Culture encourages you to come out these fundraisers to support the local sporting organizations and check your chores off the list for the day!

CMSA Women's Soccer Leage Return this September

A note from Women's Soccer Co-Commissioner Sam Hamilton:

Some exciting news received last night for locals interested in the Women's Soccer League!

This is Sam Hamilton Co-Commissioner for CMSA Women's Soccer. I took sometime off this year but decided to come back and run the Fall Women's Soccer league this season. I found a permanent HOME for CMSA Women's Soccer League. I am looking at Clarendon Park Grass field (Clarendon/Marine Drive), they have an opening between 9am - 12pm all year round.

I am working on my budget and getting ready to send the board my proposal so please hang tight I still need to get an approval. We been getting bombarded with over 50 emails from many NEW girls about our league. - I will keep you inform by next week. I am starting it early so I can give everyone enough time to sign up for the fall.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at to my attention and I will gladly answer any questions you may have. We're looking at 9 weeks between 9am - 12pm Saturdays from Sept. 7th - Nov. 2nd including 2 days playoffs. Thanks and have a great weekend!

Team Chicago Athletics and Culture appreciate locals like Sam for taking up the leadership and doing the lots of work involved in running a sports league as we prepare for Gay Games 9 in Cleveland/Akron August 9-16, 2014.