Chicago Sports Alliance donates $300,000 to the Robb School Memorial Fund, a national gun violence advocacy organization
The Chicago Sports Alliance, a collaboration of the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox with support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, today announced it will donate $300,000 to the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation and the Robb School Memorial Fund.
Now in its fifth year, the Alliance was created to address the problem of increasing gun violence in the city of Chicago, dedicated to lending its collective influence and resources to support proven, evidence-based solutions that have an impact on the root cause of armed violence.
In a statement, the Alliance said: “Twenty-one smiles in Uvalde, Texas, lost. A few days ago, 10 smiles in Buffalo, lost. And sadly, in our own city, too many smiles were lost to of this same problem. It is our responsibility to those innocent lives lost to do more. We are committed to making a difference with the resources in our power to solve this epidemic of gun violence. Lives depend on it. This is not a Game. “
Each organization‘s $50,000 commitment benefits the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, a national nonprofit whose mission is to end school shootings and create cultural change that prevents violence and other harmful acts that hurt children, as well as the First State Bank of Uvalde Official Fund for families affected by the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022.
Fans can learn more and donate directly to the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation by visiting SandyHookPromise.org.
Additionally, donations can be made directly to the Robb School Memorial Fund with the First State Bank of Uvalde by mailed check (payable to “RobbSchool Memorial Fund”) or by Zelle at [email protected]
Locally, the Alliance has invested $5 million in grants for innovative solutions informed by research and analysis from the University of Chicago Crime Lab. An additional $1.5 million in McCormick Foundation matching grants has also been provided since 2019, for total funding of $6.5 million. Grants have supported Choose to Change, Little Village Prevention and Intervention Initiative, READI Chicago, the University of Chicago Crime Lab, and Crime Lab analyst training for the Department of Strategic Decision Support Centers. Chicago police.