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Now That’s a Homo-Run!

By Rachelle Bowden in News on Nov 24, 2004 8:38PM

Cubs CareThe Center on Halsted, the future social center for wayward boys-who-like-boys and girls-who-like-girls in Lakeview, was awarded a stunning $50,000 grant to begin funding the gymnasium project at the Center. The generous donation comes from the Chicago Cubs, and Cubs Care, a fund of the McCormick Tribune Foundation.

Chicagoist can’t say that we remember the last time we needed a gymnasium, but we're sure, that when it is built, the floors will stay so shiny that the reflection will be seen from space.

“We are ecstatic about the Chicago Cubs and Cubs Care participating in this important project,” said Robbin Burr, executive director of the Center on Halsted. “The entire community is really pitching in to help the Center on Halsted become a huge success.” The Cubs are certainly turning out to be great neighbors; it is awesome to have this kind of bridge between our communities. Although world’s are really only separated from one another by blocks, on some days we feel miles away from Addison and Sheffield. Thanks Cubbies!

We anticipate the Center will provide unique services, ones which will contribute to our growth as a community, and our presence in Lakeview’s Boystown. Chicagoist is looking forward to having another venue to see GLBT dramatic productions, film and art. As a beacon of hope and future progress for our community, anchoring the north side of the strip, we foresee a great space of support, hope, and, we're sure, terrific ambient lighting.

Upon its completion the Center will provide recreational, cultural and social and health services to the Lakeview community, as well as house a Whole Foods Market.

Thanks, Michael!