“The Cubs Scholars Program is designed for kids who are big achievers with big needs, but also big dreams.”
CHICAGO (PRWEB) December 05, 2018
Cubs Charities® and SWAGTRON® recently teamed up to provide Cubs Scholar Sean Waight with a very special gift: reliable transportation to his internship, college and beyond. Cubs Productions documented his story in the short film, “Giving is Electric.”
“The Cubs Scholars Program is designed for kids who are big achievers with big needs, but also big dreams,” says Cubs Charities Programs Manager Jennifer Dedes-Nowak in the film.
Waight, a senior at Wendell Phillips High School on Chicago’s south side, is active in his community, including JROTC, swimming and youth work.
“It’s important for me to be involved in my community because if it wasn’t for the support of those folks, I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am,” he says in the film.
But when Waight added an internship downtown to his schedule that included a 6-mile commute each way, his old second-hand bike began to require constant maintenance. He began searching for a better solution. He even looked to crowd-funding in an attempt to raise enough money for an electric skateboard.
But the Cubs and SWAGTRON had a better idea.
“The Cubs organization has empowered us as individuals to give back, and it’s always really heartwarming to be able to provide someone with something they had their hopes set on,” says Dedes-Nowak.
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Cubs Charities harnesses the passion of Cubs fans to improve the lives of children and families across Chicago and beyond.
Our goal is to provide increased access to sports opportunities and target improvements in health, fitness and education for those at risk. We partner with the most effective programs and organizations to achieve positive impact and demonstrated results.
Through the generosity of Cubs fans, corporate partners and our Cubs Care partner, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Cubs Charities is proud to help support the people and organizations that make our city a great place to live, work and play. For more information, visit cubs.com.
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