Beyond the Ball

Beyond the Ball Beyond the Ball is an organization that uses the power of sport to change lives, give hope, reclaim space and develop a culture of opportunities for youth and families in Chicago.
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We've been in existence since 2000. Programming is very intentional about going beyond just giving youth something to do. Sports leagues and clinics grow youth into leaders. Classes, experience trips and mentoring give students practical skills and ideas for success in life. Beyond the Ball can point to many of our alumni as proof of our success. Several of the youth involved since Beyond the Ball's inception are now attending or have graduated college. Many have returned to the West Side and found employment, bringing stability to the community.

We've been in existence since 2000. Programming is very intentional about going beyond just giving youth something to do. Sports leagues and clinics grow youth into leaders. Classes, experience trips and mentoring give students practical skills and ideas for success in life. Beyond the Ball can point to many of our alumni as proof of our success. Several of the youth involved since Beyond the Ball's inception are now attending or have graduated college. Many have returned to the West Side and found employment, bringing stability to the community.

Mission: Beyond the Ball is an organization that uses the power of sport to change lives, give hope, reclaim space and develop a culture of opportunities for youth and families in Chicago.

Operating as usual

12/17/2020
12/08/2020
11/05/2020
11/05/2020
01/22/2020

We would like to thank @Ela Soccer Club for their soccer balls donation! We greatly appreciate it!

¡No olviden que hoy es nuestra fiesta de Halloween de 5 pm a 8 pm en las escuela Gary/Ortiz! ¡Vístansen apropiado ya que...
11/01/2019

¡No olviden que hoy es nuestra fiesta de Halloween de 5 pm a 8 pm en las escuela Gary/Ortiz! ¡Vístansen apropiado ya que estaremos afuera!

Don't forget today is our Halloween Party from 5pm-8pm at the Gary/Ortiz campus, 31st and Lawndale! Dress warm as we'll be outside!

¡Debido a la lluvia pronosticada este miércoles, vamos a mover nuestra fiesta de Halloween al viernes 1 de noviembre! ¡Acompañenos y traiga a su familia! ¡Habrá juegos y actividades temáticas de Halloween! También tendremos un concurso de disfraces para niños y adultos, ¡así que vístete lo mejor posible!

Due to the forecast rain this Wednesday, we are moving our Halloween Party to Friday, November 1st! Please join us and bring your family! There will be Halloween theme games and activities! We will also have a costume contest for children and adults so dress your best!

¡Debido a la lluvia pronosticada este miércoles, vamos a mover nuestra fiesta de Halloween al viernes 1 de noviembre! ¡A...
10/28/2019

¡Debido a la lluvia pronosticada este miércoles, vamos a mover nuestra fiesta de Halloween al viernes 1 de noviembre! ¡Acompañenos y traiga a su familia! ¡Habrá juegos y actividades temáticas de Halloween! También tendremos un concurso de disfraces para niños y adultos, ¡así que vístete lo mejor posible!

Due to the forecast rain this Wednesday, we are moving our Halloween Party to Friday, November 1st! Please join us and bring your family! There will be Halloween theme games and activities! We will also have a costume contest for children and adults so dress your best!

10/17/2019

Debido a la huelga de CPS, no habrá programas hoy.

Due to the CPS strike, there will be no progams today.

09/25/2019

Join us today for our LAST Project Play of the summer! We'll be at the Ortiz/Gary Campus from 5pm-8pm! There will be games and activities for the whole family!
Hola a todos! Hoy es el ultima día de Project Play! Vengan hoy en el campus de Ortiz / Gary de 5 pm a 8 pm tendremos juegos y actividades para toda la familia!

09/25/2019

We would like to give a huge shoutout to Ela Soccer Club for donating soccer shoes, shinguards, socks and balls this past month! Our participants loved it! Thank you!

Come out to 30th and Kedzie to celebrate the grand opening of the new CIBC Banking Center in Little Village! There is ma...
09/21/2019

Come out to 30th and Kedzie to celebrate the grand opening of the new CIBC Banking Center in Little Village! There is mariachi, free tacos, and the Chicago Fire is here!! Goes till 1pm.

09/18/2019

We have 2 Project Plays left! Join us today at the Ortiz/Gary Campus from 5pm-8pm! There will be games and activities for the whole family!
Hola a todos! Solo faltan 2 Project Plays! Vengan hoy en el campus de Ortiz / Gary de 5 pm a 8 pm tendremos juegos y actividades para toda la familia!

09/11/2019

Don't forget TODAY we have Project Play at the Ortiz/Gary Campus from 5pm-8pm! There will be games and activities for the whole family!
Hola a todos! Solo un recordatorio de que HOY en el campus de Ortiz / Gary de 5 pm a 8 pm tendremos Project Play. Tendremos juegos y actividades para toda la familia.

09/04/2019

Hello! Hope everyone is enjoying back to school week! Just a reminder that TODAY we will continue with Project Play at the Ortiz/Gary Campus from 5pm-8pm! There will be games and activities for the whole family!

Hola a todos! Solo un recordatorio de que HOY en el campus de Ortiz / Gary de 5 pm a 8 pm tendremos Project Play. Tendremos juegos y actividades para toda la familia.

TOMORROW we continue summer movie season with The Secret Life of Pets 2! Join us for an amazing and fun-filled day at th...
08/27/2019

TOMORROW we continue summer movie season with The Secret Life of Pets 2! Join us for an amazing and fun-filled day at the Ortiz/Gary school campus from 5pm-8pm. We will have activities for the entire family! Also, Hilco Helps is hosting a back-to-school shoe giveaway to share hundreds of children’s shoes for families in Little Village tomorrow during Project Play! The shoe giveaway is for ages 2-12 and will occur from 5:30pm-7:30pm, first-come, first-serve, one pair per child! Make sure you don't miss out and share this post with your friends!

MAÑANA continuamos la temporada de películas de verano con The Secret Life of Pets 2! Únase a nosotros para un día increíble y divertido en el campus de la escuela Ortiz / Gary de 5 pm a 8 pm. Tendremos actividades para toda la familia! Además, Hilco Helps está organizando un sorteo de zapatos de regreso a la escuela para compartir cientos de zapatos de niños para familias en Little Village mañana en Project Play. ¡El sorteo de zapatos es para niños de 2 a 12 años y se realizará de 5:30 p.m. a 7:30 p.m., por orden de llegada, un par por niño!
Asegúrate de no perderte este día y comparte esta publicación con tus amigos!

Hello everyone! Just a reminder that TODAY at the Ortiz/Gary Campus from 5pm-8pm we will have Project Play! We will have...
08/14/2019

Hello everyone! Just a reminder that TODAY at the Ortiz/Gary Campus from 5pm-8pm we will have Project Play! We will have games and activities for the whole family! :) Tonight we will show The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part! (weather permitting).

Hola a todos! Solo un recordatorio de que HOY en el campus de Ortiz / Gary de 5 pm a 8 pm tendremos Project Play. Tendremos juegos y actividades para toda la familia. :)Esta noche la pelicula sera The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part! (pelicula si el clima lo permite)

Hello everyone! Just a reminder that TODAY at the Ortiz/Gary Campus from 5pm-8pm we will have Project Play! We will have...
08/07/2019

Hello everyone! Just a reminder that TODAY at the Ortiz/Gary Campus from 5pm-8pm we will have Project Play! We will have games and activities for the whole family :) Join us for art, soccer, loteria, zumba and so much more and the best part is that everything is FREE. We will also continue summer movie season with "Missing Link" Hope to see everyone there!

Hola a todos! Solo un recordatorio de que HOY en el campus de Ortiz / Gary de 5 pm a 8 pm tendremos Project Play. Tendremos juegos y actividades para toda la familia :) Únase a nosotros para arte, fútbol, ​​lotería, zumba y mucho más, y la mejor parte es que todo es GRATIS. También continuaremos la temporada de películas de verano con "Missing Link". ¡Espero ver a todos allí!

TOMORROW we continue summer movie season with "How to Train Your Dragon, The Hidden World"! Join us for an amazing and f...
07/30/2019

TOMORROW we continue summer movie season with "How to Train Your Dragon, The Hidden World"! Join us for an amazing and fun-filled day at the Ortiz/Gary school campus from 5pm-8pm. We will have games, arts and crafts, zumba, loteria and more :) Activities for the entire family! Plus everything is free!
Make sure you don't miss out and share this post with your friends

MAÑANA continuamos la temporada de películas de verano con "Cómo Entrenar a Tu Dragón, The Hidden World". Únase a nosotros para un día increíble y divertido en el campus de la escuela Ortiz / Gary de 5 pm a 8 pm. Tendremos juegos, artes y manualidades, zumba, lotería y más :) ¡Actividades para toda la familia! ¡Además todo es gratis!
Asegúrate de no perderte este día y comparte esta publicación con tus amigos

Don't forget that TODAY is Project Play! Come join us for an evening full of fun activities for the whole family. We wil...
07/24/2019

Don't forget that TODAY is Project Play! Come join us for an evening full of fun activities for the whole family. We will be at the Gary/Ortiz campus on 31st and Lawndale from 5pm-8pm. Due to last week's stormy weather we will finally be showing Ralph Breaks the Internet :) Remember to bring your friends and a positive attitude!

¡No olvides que HOY es Project Play! Únase a nosotros para una noche llena de actividades divertidas para toda la familia. Estaremos en el campus de Ortiz el 31 y Lawndale de 5 pm a 8 pm. Debido al clima tormentoso de la semana pasada, finalmente estaremos mostrando Ralph Breaks Internet :) ¡Recuerde traer a sus amigos y una actitud positiva!

Due to the excessive heat warning, Beyond the Ball programs will be canceled today and tomorrow. Please stay hydrated an...
07/18/2019

Due to the excessive heat warning, Beyond the Ball programs will be canceled today and tomorrow. Please stay hydrated and follow the link for more information regarding available cooling centers and tips to stay cool!

Debido a la advertencia de calor excesivo, los programas de Beyond the Ball se cancelarán hoy y mañana. ¡Manténgase hidratado y siga el enlace para obtener más información sobre los centros de refrigeración disponibles y consejos para mantenerse fresco!

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/dfss_cooling_centers.html

07/17/2019

Due to continuous heavy rain, Project Play will wrap up early today. 😞 The movie, Ralph breaks the Internet, will be rescheduled for next Wednesday!

Project Play is in full swing tomorrow at Ortiz from 5-8pm! We continue our summer movie season with the movie 'Early Ma...
07/09/2019

Project Play is in full swing tomorrow at Ortiz from 5-8pm! We continue our summer movie season with the movie 'Early Man'. Join us for a day full of fun games, great activities and an atmosphere of amazing people. Bring out the whole family and invite your friends!
(Movie if weather permitting)

¡Project Play continúa mañana en Ortiz de 5 a 8 pm! Continuamos nuestra temporada de películas de verano con la película 'Early Man'. Únase a nosotros para un día lleno de juegos divertidos, excelentes actividades y un ambiente de personas increíbles. ¡Saca a toda la familia e invita a tus amigos!
(movie si el clima lo permite)

Looking for something to do this summer? Look at all these events happening in the community! There will be activities f...
07/09/2019

Looking for something to do this summer? Look at all these events happening in the community! There will be activities for the whole family plus it's FREE! Spread the word and save the dates :)

Buscas algo que hacer este verano? ¡Mira todos estos eventos que suceden en la comunidad! ¡Habrá actividades para toda la familia y además es GRATIS! Corre la voz y guarda las fechas :)

Tonight we kick off the summer movie season with Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse! Come out and enjoy a fun evening with...
07/03/2019

Tonight we kick off the summer movie season with Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse! Come out and enjoy a fun evening with games and activities for families and people of all ages. Project Play is from 5pm-8pm and the movie will start at 8:30pm (weather permitting).

¡Esta noche comenzamos la temporada de películas de verano con Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse! Venga y disfrute de una noche divertida de juegos y actividades para familias de todas las edades. Project Play es de 5 pm a 8 pm y la película comenzará a las 8:30 pm (si el clima lo permite).

06/21/2019
Neighborhood Sports Little Village

Neighborhood Sports Little Village

Hello everyone! We will be kicking off our summer soccer programs next week. We have programs for grades 5th/6th & 7th/8th on Thursdays and grades 1st/2nd & 3rd/4th on Fridays. If you are interested, we will be signing up new participants on Monday, 6/24/19, at the Gary/Ortiz campus on 31st and Lawndale at 5:00pm. Teams are almost full so make sure to come out Monday! First come, first serve!

Our school year programming has come to an end! A big thank you to the participants and families that attended. See ever...
06/18/2019

Our school year programming has come to an end! A big thank you to the participants and families that attended. See everyone tomorrow for Project Play at Ortiz from 5pm-8pm. Rain or shine :)

Hello everyone! Project Play kicks off tomorrow, June 12, from 5-8pm and will be every Wednesday this summer! Come join ...
06/11/2019

Hello everyone! Project Play kicks off tomorrow, June 12, from 5-8pm and will be every Wednesday this summer! Come join us for a fun evening filled with sports, games and activities for people of all ages!

We wrapped up our 1st grade league yesterday at Little Village Academy! Big thank you to Domino's Pizza for donating piz...
06/11/2019

We wrapped up our 1st grade league yesterday at Little Village Academy! Big thank you to Domino's Pizza for donating pizzas for the kids!

09/21/2018

Good morning everyone!! Today we have our last project play of the year! Please join us in celebrating our youth through sports and play as well as our community coming together!

Ortiz/Gary Campus
430-7:30pm.

Beyond the Ball's cover photo
09/18/2018

Beyond the Ball's cover photo

Thank you for having us for your last stop in Chicago! AVP Pro Beach Volleyball TourOur youth from La Villita had the op...
09/02/2018

Thank you for having us for your last stop in Chicago! AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour
Our youth from La Villita had the opportunity to learn new volleyball drills and catch the Women’s Championship Game!! Great times!

07/09/2018

If you haven't seen us already this summer! Please join us for Project Play this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 5-8pm at the Gary/Ortiz soccer field! We will have sports, games and other activities for people of all ages.
We will also host movie night on Tuesdays starting at 8:30pm! Tomorow's movie will be Ninjago!

Si no nos ha visto ya este verano, por favor venga a Project Play este martes, 10 de julio del 2018 de 5-8pm en el campo de fútbol de Gary / Ortiz! Tendremos deportes, juegos y otras actividades para personas de todas las edades.
¡También organizaremos la noche de cine los martes a partir de las 8:30 pm! La película de mañana será Ninjago!

Get discounted tickets to TONIGHT'S Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls playoff game! The Men in Red need your support! ...
10/25/2017

Get discounted tickets to TONIGHT'S Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls playoff game! The Men in Red need your support!

http://bit.ly/2zPhXs3

Thank you to AVPFirst for inviting us out to the AVP Volleyball Championship matches this past Sunday! Our youth enjoyed...
09/06/2017

Thank you to AVPFirst for inviting us out to the AVP Volleyball Championship matches this past Sunday! Our youth enjoyed learning beach volleyball skills from professional players and coaches. They especially enjoyed watching the men’s and women’s championship matches from the sideline. 🏖️ 🏐

PACKET PICK UP DETAILS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🎽🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏾🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏿
09/05/2017

PACKET PICK UP DETAILS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🎽🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏾🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏿

Hope everyone is having a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! 😁 Race day is NEXT Sunday! 😮 Packet pick up details are below:
Friday, September 8th from 3-6pm
Saturday, September 9th from 9am-12pm
Location for both days: Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Elementary, 3000 S. Lawndale Ave
See you all soon!! Remember, there are still a couple days to sign up, online registration CLOSES at 1pm on Wednesday 9/6!!
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