Pee Wee Team Makes Fundraising Goal

Chicago Chargers leave early Friday for national youth football championships in New Orleans

Thursday, Dec 15, 2011  |  Updated 10:34 PM CDT
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Pee Wee Team Makes Fundraising Goal

The Chicago Sport & Social Club stepped up with an $8,000 check to make up for the team's fundraising shortfall.

A Chicago pee wee football team received a Christmas miracle -- and just in the nick of time.

The Chicago Chargers needed to raise about $30,000 to get to the national championships in New Orleans this weekend, but couldn't afford the trip.

Donors responded, but came up about $8,000 short by Thursday morning. That's when the Chicago Sport & Social Club stepped in with a check to cover the rest.

The team -- with several members who've never been out of the Chicago area -- leave early Friday for Louisiana.

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