Chicago House AC Introduces Community Partnership With My Block, My Hood, My City

Chicago House AC, Chicago’s new professional soccer team, announced a community partnership with My Block, My Hood, My City. Often affectionately known as “M3,”​​ the local Chicagoland organization aims to inspire youth, empower communities, and build a better world, one block at a time. The two organizations will team up with an aligned mission and vision of making Chicago a better place to live, work, and play.

Founded in 2013 by Jahmal Cole, My Block, My Hood, My City (M3) provides opportunities for others to step outside their comfort zone and explore new communities, cultures, and cuisines in an effort to gain a greater understanding of the world. The organization believes in encouraging others to fully immerse themselves in new experiences, continuously soaking up new knowledge and expanding their network, and that each and every one of us needs to take responsibility for our communities – it is only through our efforts of service, empathy, and collaboration will we see our communities truly evolve.

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“Do more than people expect – this is at the core of My Block, My Hood, My City and we are excited that Chicago House AC is bringing this to life through their fundraising efforts,” said Ernesto Gonzalez, M3’s Marketing Manager. “We are humbled to be a part of their inaugural season and cannot wait to see the team grow!”

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Beginning on October 1st, 2021 at 10:00am, fans will be able to purchase a special Chicago House Nike Challenger jersey that features the M3 logo on the front of the kit. $5 from each jersey sale will be donated directly to the community organization, and will help fund the work that M3 is doing in the Chicago Community. These jerseys, along with a wide variety of Chicago House AC merchandise is available online at www.shop.chicagohouseac.com. Each kit purchased can either be shipped or picked up on-site at a House home match at SeatGeek Stadium at the merchandise tent.

As a further incentive to #WearHouse and support both organizations, every fan that purchases a jersey via the club’s online shop at up until Friday, October 8th at 12:00pm will receive a complimentary ticket to the match on October 9th. All customers will be contacted individually by a Chicago House AC staff member with instructions on how to redeem their ticket.

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The partnership between the House and M3 will be on full display during the club’s October 9th fixture versus San Diego 1904 FC on Saturday October 9th at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, IL. M3 will be the Community Partner of the Match and fans will have the chance to learn more about their programs and impact at the stadium. As part of the partnership with M3, players will be wearing the kit during the match. Following the match, the game-worn jerseys will be donated to M3 for further fundraising and development efforts.

“Listening to, learning with and showing up for our community is at the heart of Chicago House AC’s engagement strategy,” says Chicago House AC’s Director of Community Engagement, Mary Beth Johnson. “It’s an honor to support and team up with M3 who are an amazing example for our club on how we can take care of one another. This launch is just the beginning! We’re excited to explore, experience and evolve with M3 in the years to come.”

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For more information on Chicago House AC’s new community partnership, please contact the club’s Director of Community Outreach, Mary Beth Johnson at marybeth@chicagohouseac.com or visit the House’s website at www.chicagohouseac.com.

ABOUT My Block, My Hood, My City

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Founded in 2013 by Jahmal Cole, My Block, My Hood, My City (M3) provides opportunities for others to step outside their comfort zone and explore new communities, cultures, and cuisines in an effort to gain a greater understanding of the world. The organization believes in encouraging others to fully immerse themselves in new experiences, continuously soaking up new knowledge and expanding their network, and that each and every one of us needs to take responsibility for our communities – it is only through our efforts of service, empathy, and collaboration will we see our communities truly evolve.

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