Chicago Park District & Veterans - Serving Those Who Have Served
A winning team of veterans at the annual summer veteran’s family fest and 16” softball tournament.
Opening ceremonies of the 2014 Valor Games Midwest at Soldier Field.
Starting line of an adaptive bicycle race at the 2013 Valor Games Midwest in Chicago.
Veterans taking indoor target practice at McGuane Park.
Friends catching up at the 2014 Valor Games Midwest.
Making a connection at a Veterans Resource Expo at Soldier Field.
Archery competition at the 2014 Valor Games Midwest. A free archery program is offered for veterans
Veterans Resource Expo at Soldier Field, part of a series of resource fairs hosted each year.
Archery competition at the 2014 Valor Games Midwest. A free archery program is offered for veterans.
Archery competition at the 2014 Valor Games Midwest.
Discus competition at the 2014 Valor Games Midwest at Soldier Field.
Veterans enjoy the last days of summer with a cook out and kayaking at 31st St. Harbor.
Programs & Services for Veterans
Chicago Park District & Veterans and Active Military: Serving those who have served.
In the spirit of “serving those who have served,” the Chicago Park District offers new, free sports and arts programs specifically for U.S. veterans and active military personnel, as well as a series of veteran’s resource fairs, this fall and winter at select citywide fieldhouses.
In addition to the new programs, all programs offered by the Chicago Park District are free for active military personnel. Immediate family members receive a 10% discount on program fees. Learn more.
For more information, suggestions or comments about Veterans programs, contact Maribel Mejia of the Chicago Park District at 312.745.2062 or email@example.com.
Veterans Resource Fairs
In recognition of our military veterans, it is an honor for the Chicago Park District to host a Veteran's Resource Fair. Veterans, active duty and military family members are invited to connect with agencies, groups and organizations that provide military and veteran assistance. We will be hosting agencies that can help the military community in areas including education, employment, housing, legal, disabilities, mental health, and family & children services.
For more information please contact:
3035 N. Hoyne Ave., 10am-2pm
Chicago Park District Veterans Resource Fairs are Supported by
Every Tuesday, 11:30am-1pm
October 4 to November 22
Mann Park, 2949 E. 131st St.
CITY OF CHICAGO
CHICAGO OFFICE OF VETERAN AFFAIRS
The City of Chicago's Veterans Resource Office is a one stop clearing house designed to provide assistance for better living and health services to veterans of the United States armed forces and their surviving spouses. Visit the website here.
VETERAN OF THE MONTH
Robert Gonzalez is the Chicago Park District veteran of the month. Learn more about Robert.
Veterans of the month:
2016 Valor Games Midwest
The Valor Games Midwest is an introductory adaptive sports competition for veterans and service members with physical and visual disabilities.
Hosted by the Chicago Park District, the 2016 event will take place August 23-24 and is open to any individual with a disability rating from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs including amputation, spinal cord injuries, visual impairment, traumatic brain injury, permanent orthopedic injuries, and those with post-traumatic stress disorder. The Valor Games Midwest will only be open to residents from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
For more information email Maribel Mejia at firstname.lastname@example.org
World Sport Chicago helps wounded veterans stay active with the Valor Games Midwest,
a competion designed for wounded veterans.
Our Maribel Meija was interviewed on NBC 5, watch the clip here.
Veterans Resource Fair
Left to right:
Will Schmutz, Director, Counsel of Veteran Affairs;
John Daley, Cook County Board of Commissioners;
Modie Lavin, Program Facilitator for Veterans, Chicago Park District;
Joe Bazil, Outreach Coordinator, Jesse Brown VA;
Corey Parr (back row). Program Facilitator, Chicago Park District
IN THE NEWS
The Chicago Park District offers a discount to military families (Oct. 2014)
Valor Games Midwest on CBS Radio Chicago (Aug. 2014)
Veterans programs on Chicago @ Play TV show (Feb. 2014)
Modie Lavin Receives Certificate of Appreciation from Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago (Aug. 2014) - see below
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago awards Modie Lavin with certificate of appreciation for her commitment and dedication to the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and the Veterans serverd. Congratulations Modie!
Left to right:
Erin Rule-Miller, Manager of Recreation Therapy & Wellness, Jesse Brown VA;
Modie Lavin, Chicago Park District;
Joe Bazil, Director of Outreach, Jesse Brown VA;
Valerie Creedon, Director of OEF/OIF (Afghanistan and Iraq) veterans, Jesse Brown VA