CHicago CHAPTER

We are Empowering kids to overcome their obstacles and chase their dreams.

Registration:
Sept. 9 - Sept. 22

Season Dates:
Sept. 23 - Nov. 1

DCC:
November 2

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

An activity based character development program that functions for 6 weeks, 2 times a week at each participating school site. Designed for all skill and ability levels through a team based atmosphere to build confidence through fun games and challenges while giving them the tools to learn how to overcome their obstacles and chase their dreams.

DREAM CHASER CHALLENGE

The Dream Chaser Challenge is our end of season obstacle course challenge. As a team participants challenge the course, linking arms and encouraging one another, implementing the essence of team as they complete the challenge together. The Dream Chaser Challenge is designed for participants to recognize the importance of the right team around them in life and their ability to overcome their obstacles and chase big dreams.

CHAPTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ryan McLaughlin is a PE teacher in Western Springs, IL. He has been at Field Park school since 2001. He is also the president and owner of Blue Moose Sports Camp. He developed Blue Moose Sports Camp to help get kids out of the house and moving. He wanted to teach simple games to his students that they could take with them so they could be more active outside of organized sports.

When Ryan heard about Dream Chasers Organization he was very impressed with the message it sent to the children involved. The idea of "chasing dreams" in your life made perfect sense for young athletes, especially in a time where children and being turned away from sports because of the pressure of travel sports at a younger age. Society is turning some potentially great athletes away because they don't have the confidence they need to excel at a younger age. Dream Chasers helps children of all abilities to achieve their goals and chase their dreams. Every child has their own unique skill set, Dream Chasers will help improve those skills in a fun and exciting way. It is more than fitness, it is confidence and self respect that will allow these boys to move through any obstacle that they encounter in life.

Ryan currently lives in Woodridge with his wife, Nicole, 4 children, Connor, Abby, Carter and Patrick, and dog Burley. He is excited to bring X2F to the Chicago area and start helping children chase and realize their dreams.

Favorite Quote: "If you can dream it, you can do it" - Walt Disney

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