Chicago Sky players and coaches are role models who lead on the court and in the community. The Sky Cares Foundation was established by the Chicago Sky in 2007. Through the Sky Cares Foundation, the team is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people with a special emphasis on promoting healthy lifestyles, increasing positive self-image, military and veteran support and youth and family development through various educational initiatives.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
For the month of June, The Chicago Sky celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month. Providing many opportunities to join and empower the players, fans, and employees to help share their voices and create a more inclusive environment for their communities.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION HIRING EXPO
An annual event that allows Fortune 500 companies the opportunity to network and hire veterans, women, minorities, LBGTQ and those with disabilities. Since its existence, the expo has achieved a 42% hiring rate of those who have participated.
The Fireside Chat brings together industry leaders, and those interested in a specific industry, to discuss diversity and inclusion amongst topics and trends that are relevant to: sports, finance, non-profit, and STEM.
#REDEFINEPOSSIBLE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP BRUNCH
This annual brunch brings together women of all backgrounds, and workplace experiences, into one combined setting to network, mentor, and highlight the necessity of women empowerment today.
#REDEFINEPOSSIBLE AWARD SERIES
The #RedefinePossible Women’s Leadership Award brought to you by Penske, recognizes women that have succeeded both in the workplace, and/or in the community during halftime at every Chicago Sky home game.
#REDEFINEPOSSIBLE WOMEN’S MENTORSHIP INITIATIVE
This Women’s Mentorship Initiative will bring together women from various industries that are currently in entry-level or mid-level positions to hear from local Chicagoland area female industry leaders. During the session’s mentees receive valuable suggestions, tips, and knowledge on how to navigate their careers.
MILITARY AND VETERAN SUPPORT
HOOPS FOR TROOPS NIGHT
A night dedicated to thanking all our troops for their bravery and service to our country. Currently military members and veterans are honored throughout the Sky game with a variety of on-court activations and recognitions.
MILITARY MOMENT OF THE GAME
The Chicago Sky Military Moment of the Game brought to you by Robert Morris University, highlights local service men and women by honoring and recognizing their service to our country
YOUTH AND FAMILY EDUCATION
Sky Cares is proud to partner with local libraries and schools to promote the necessary importance of literacy amongst Chicago’s youth. The All-Star Reading Program is designed to inspire and motivate young boys and girls to achieve their reading goals.
The Chicago Sky Powering Lives STEM Program brought to you by ComEd, is an opportunity for Chicagoland youth to showcase their creativity and innovation at a Chicago Sky home game through projects highlighting science, technology, engineering, and math.
Hosting year-round educational workshops, Sky Cares is dedicated to providing the necessary tools and resources to youth and families on topics such as financial literacy, small business development, and college readiness.