Goode Innovators attend America's Cup Endeavor Program
This weekend the America's Cup World Series will take place in Lake Michigan with some of the best sailors in the world. On Thursday, June 9th, 13 Goode innovators participated in the America's Cup Endeavor Program at Navy Pier. Students from nine schools from across the Chicago area were chosen to take part in the program which teaches sailing basics and life skills to kids.
Students were broken up into eight teams based on Chicago sports teams. Our innovators had the opportunity to learn about basic sailing skills and participate in sailing drills with seasoned professionals.
Goode students were selected out of the nine schools to meet White Sox pitcher Chris Sale who came out to check out the mini caterman named after him called the 'Sale Boat.' Sale provided all our students with 3 free White Sox tickets per person as well.
The A.C. Endeavor program started in 2015 in Bermuda, the home of the America’s Cup. This year it was expanded to New York and Chicago. Officials are expecting about 300 kids will go through the program in Chicago alone and it will likely keep going long after America’s Cup racing leaves the windy city.
Be sure to check out the video featured on WGN-9 News and MLB.com showing our students participating in the program! Links below: