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Chicago Fire FC Launches Expansive Reimagined Kids Club Program for Kids 12-And-Under

July 17, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Chicago Fire News Release

CHICAGO - Chicago Fire FC today unveiled plans and membership benefits for its reimagined Kids Club program. As part of its expanded Kids Club offerings, the Fire will offer members high-value gifts, experiences and content, each of which are uniquely tailored to children 0-to-3, 4-to-8 and 9-to-12 years of age.

Registration is free for all kids and comes with an exclusive Chicago Fire FC Kids Club welcome package. Each welcome package features a series of items corresponding to the registrant's age group, with gifts ranging from Chicago Fire FC burp cloths and bibs to notebooks, water bottles and backpacks. Fans can register.

"We're thrilled to launch our new Chicago Fire FC Kids Club program, giving children and families the chance to create memorable moments and begin a lifetime connection to our sport and our Club," said Chicago Fire FC Chief Operating Officer John Urban. "The Fire have long invested in Chicago's youth, through camps, clinics and our award-winning P.L.A.Y.S. Program. Now, through the content, activities and game-day experiences delivered via the Kids Club, our youngest Fire followers can gain an early appreciation for the global game and feel the fun and excitement of being part of Chicago Fire FC in their very own way."

The Club also engaged Chicago-based cartoonist and illustrator George Gant (Instagram: @geogantart), who will contribute artwork and narrative storytelling to help bring the Kids Club to life across various Club channels. Gant recently spearheaded the reimagining of the illustrated persona of Sparky, the beloved Chicago Fire FC mascot, and the creation of an all-new "Adventures of Sparky" comic series available exclusively to Kids Club members.

Future perks of Kids Club membership include the invitation to exclusive non-matchday programming, including FIFA Tournaments, a Summer Reading Program presented by Moraine Valley Community College, family days and opportunities to interact with Chicago Fire FC first team players. Details for all forthcoming events will be announced at a later date.

Members may request their welcome packet be mailed to their home address for a flat $10 shipping charge.

The Fire kicked off their opening match in the MLS is Back Tournament with a 2-1 victory against defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders FC on Tuesday, July 14. This Sunday, the Fire will face off against the San Jose Earthquakes at 7:00 p.m. CT. The match will be televised nationally on FS1 and TUDN and transmitted locally in Spanish on TUDN 1200AM. Fans can participate in the Fire and Continental Tire's "Drive-In Matchday" that will be held that night. The event will take place on the Waldron Parking Deck at Soldier Field. Parking lots will open at 5:30 p.m. CT.

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