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Chicago Fire Soccer Club in the Community August 2 - August 8

August 2, 2010 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Chicago Fire News Release

CHICAGO, IL (August 2, 2010) - The Chicago Fire are participating in a series of community events across the Chicagoland area this week. Throughout the year, the Fire participate in hundreds of community events to work with youth, charities and other organizations to promote the game of soccer by advocating wellness, healthy lifestyle choices, physical activities and education.

This week's events feature Chicago Fire mascot Sparky at the 27th Annual National Night Out, a neighborhood event promoting police-community partnerships, on Aug. 3 in Bartlett. Sparky and his mascot friends will help celebrate Ozzie T. Cougar's birthday when the Kane County Cougars take on the Cedar Rapid Kernels at Elfstrom Stadium on Thursday, August 5th at 6:30 PM CT. Chicago Fire midfielder Peter Lowry will close out the last day of camp in style when he attends the Common Threads "World Festival Picnic" this Friday, August 6 from 12:45 - 2:15 PM CT.

Schedule of Community Events

27th Annual National Night Out - Bartlett

Who: Chicago Fire Mascot, Sparky

When: Tuesday, August 3; 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Where: 620 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

What: Join the Chicago Fire Soccer Club on Tuesday, August 3rd for a special evening in Bartlett to celebrate America's 27th Annual Night Out Against Crime. The Village of Bartlett, Bartlett Police Department, Bartlett Park District, Bartlett Public Works, and Bartlett Fire Protection District have teamed up to host this unique crime and drug prevention event. The evening will include games for the whole family to enjoy, an appearance by Sparky, Free hot dogs, and several give-aways! Click here or visit for more information.

Ozzie T. Cougar's Birthday Bash

Who: Chicago Fire Mascot, Sparky

When: Thursday, August 5; 6:30 PM Game

Where: Elfstrom Stadium - 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva, IL 60134

What: Join Sparky and his mascot friends to help celebrate Ozzie T. Cougar's birthday during the Kane County Cougars vs. Cedar Rapid Kernels game on Thursday, August 5th. The game, which kicks off at 6:30 PM, will feature special events throughout the evening and end with a special fireworks show! Click here to purchase tickets or visit for more information!

Common Threads "World Festival Picnic"

Who: Chicago Fire Midfielder, Peter Lowry

When: Friday, August 6; 12:45 - 2:15 PM

Where: South Shore Cultural Center - 7059 South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

What: Peter Lowry will be attending the Common Threads Summer Camp. The picnic celebrates the last day of camp and features performances by the campers, a picnic lunch made by the campers, activities, relay races and a beautiful celebration on Lake Michigan Visit for more information.

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