Pee Wee Team Makes Fundraising Goal - NBC Chicago

Pee Wee Team Makes Fundraising Goal

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



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    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.