Monday, April 14, 2014

Click HERE for a fantastic CAAEL TV Segment that just aired!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Click HERE for Chicago Sun-Times Video: The Magnificent Seven:  North Shore Academy Nighthawks Sportsmanship! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SportsTalk Live CAAEL Interview on Comcast SportsNet

Click HERE for our interview!


What I was reminded of at this weekend's basketball tournament.....

What’s important here is not the CAAEL organization, it’s the CAAEL kids. We know that we make a huge difference in the lives of at-risk kids. We know that because we’ve been doing it for 37 years.  What really needs to be focused on here is what these kids are showing us. They are showing us that given the right opportunities, the opportunities that they want and deserve, they rise to the occasion.  They’re the ones being positive leaders, good citizens, and loving members of a community.  Their teammates rely on them. The opposite team relies on them.  And they do not disappoint. These kids are needed.  We need them. And they deserve to be valued and loved by us. They deserve second chances. So it’s not that we give them hope… they give us hope. They remind us of what’s possible.  CAAEL is the kids….who they are now and what they are capable of becoming.

And I'm thrilled to see these kids recognized on the FRONT PAGES of this morning's CHICAGO TRIBUNE (HERE) and DAILY HERALD (HERE)!