Pitch In 2016-2017

April 2016

March 2016

Pitch In Teams Up With Emerald City Theatre 2016

Pitch In December 2015

Pitch In November 2015

Pitch In Back In Action 

October 2015

This month we reunited with our now Pitch In 5th graders and our new class of Pitch In 4th grade students!

Here are some photos from this month!

WFF’s First Storybook Gala 9/25/15

WFF was thrilled with the success of our first Storybook Gala! Funds raised from the Willy Wonka themed evening will benefit the Pitch In program.

Special thanks to all our incredibly generous sponsors, guests, in-kind donors and partners!

LCA Back to School Baseball Clinic 9/13/15

WFF was excited to host our second baseball clinic at LCA. Students celebrated being back to school with some baseball fun!

Pitch In Summer Field Trips

Thanks to our amazing Pitch In partners students will enjoy several field trips throughout the summer!

Battle of the Bats June 18th

Four amazing Pitch In students earned the day at Wrigley for our Battle of the Bats event!

Emerald City Theatre Joins Pitch In For March & April

Pitch In is so fortunate to be joined by the amazing Emerald City Theatre team for 2 whole months! We will be working with Emerald City instructors to put on a play based on the book Charlie & The Chocolate Factory! We cannot wait!

Where We Play 2015

This February Pitch In students will learn more about Chicago geography through sports, cultural events and history.

Healthy You January 2015

The month of January is all about personal health in Pitch In! Photos show mentors Phil and Sean teaching students about fitness and exercise!

December Holiday Celebration 12/16/14

For our first Pitch In holiday celebration we were blessed with several surprises including gifts from Lifeway Foods, Draper and Kramer and JP Morgan Chase!

December-Smart Money 12/9/14

This month Pitch In students have been learning all about how much things cost, counting money, how to earn and save money and what a budget is!

Pitch In Thanksgiving Dinner 11/25/14

Pitch In students and families enjoyed a wonderful evening together sharing what they are thankful for, giving their mentors thank you cards and coming together over a delicious Thanksgiving feast thanks to Limelight Catering! Pitch In also learned to follow a recipe and prepare fun and healthy items with our friends Chef Melissa and Chef Steven from Purple Asparagus! Thank you to all that made our Pitch In Thanksgiving celebration so special!

Pitch In Month 2: Fueling Up For A Great Season 11/18/14

This month students have been learning about the importance of a healthy diet, the updated food pyramid and creating their own veggie superheroes!

Pitch In Week 4 10/28/14

For our 4th week of Pitch In students presented their logos with the help of Y&R Midwest. We also enjoyed our first family dinner together!

First Pitch In Session 10/7/14

Our first Pitch In session mentees and mentors created I’m The MVP Trading cards to share fun facts about themselves!

Pitch In Unveiling 9/5/14

WFF finally revealed the new Pitch In after school mentoring program room at LCA! Joined by mentees, mentors and WFF supporters the morning celebration included a ribbon cutting and introduction to the new space for Pitch In mentees!

LCA Baseball Clinic 9/6-9/7/14

WFF enjoyed a great weekend at LCA for our annual baseball clinic! The clinic was open to Lawndale Elementary 3rd, 4th and 5th graders and consisted of different stations and practice games with volunteer coaches.

Woody’s Back to School BBQ Bonanza 9/7/14

WFF had some back to school fun at LCA Sunday, September 7th! All of LCA was invited to enjoy family fun complete with carnival games, a live DJ and tasty BBQ food!

Pitch In Mentee Breakfast 5/29/14

WFF board members, Pitch In committee members, and mentors were excited to meet the 2014-15  Pitch In mentees of North Lawndale Community Academy. Special Thanks to The Goddess and Grocer for the nutritious breakfast, Collin Pierson Photography, and Media House, LLC. for upcoming video footage.

Bernie’s Book Bank Kick Off Assembly 4/30/14

WFF celebrated a new partnership at LCA with Bernie’s Book Bank! At the kick off Assembly, students Pre-K- 6th grade received 6 books and enjoyed a professional storyteller! Students will receive 6 books for the next 6 years! Thank you Bernie’s!

LCA Family Movie Night  3/13/14

WFF was happy to host our first family movie night in LCA’s beautiful auditorium! 3rd and 4th grade students enjoyed the film UP with their families. Movie night was complete with popcorn and hot dogs courtesy of Vienna Beef! We can’t wait for the next movie night!

Pitch In Mentor Informational Event 3/24/14

WFF hosted an informational meeting at Joe’s Stone Crab.

Warm Wishes 12/14/13

WFF hosted its annual Warm Wishes Gift and Coat Drive at Lawndale Community Academy.