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Beachbody Donates $1 Million to Build a Youth Wellness Center on Chicago's South Side

On June 25th, the Beachbody Company made a $1 million donation to GO Campaign to enable our Local Hero Jennifer Maddox to realize her dream and build a new youth wellness center on Chicago's south side!

“For many years, GO Campaign has been on the receiving end of The Beachbody Foundation’s generosity, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring together Carl’s big heart with Jennifer’s passion,” said Scott Fifer, Founder & CEO of GO Campaign. “This is the start of something special and long overdue for Chicago’s underserved youth.”

Future Ties currently runs from the basement of the Parkway Gardens apartment complex, and Jennifer had dreamed of reconstruction of a 25,000-square-foot empty former Walgreens building into a recreation and wellness center for the children and families they serve. The new center will feature a kitchen for teaching about healthy eating and nutrition, an indoor basketball court and gym for children to play sports without concerns of neighborhood violence and other threats, as well as mental health counseling and wellness classes to teach families how to cope with trauma and manage their stress, anxiety, and PTSD.

“We’re very grateful to the Beachbody Foundation for their commitment and generous contribution to bring this vision to life for the children in our community, and to GO Campaign for their partnership,” said Jennifer Maddox, Founder of Future Ties, Chicago Policewoman and GO Campaign Local Hero. “With our new home for youth programs, I’m confident we will see a recognizable impact within Chicago’s South Side and be able to further support our children in leading healthier, and ultimately happier, lives.”

“For many years, GO Campaign has been on the receiving end of The Beachbody Foundation’s generosity, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring together Carl’s big heart with Jennifer’s passion,” said Scott Fifer, Founder & CEO of GO Campaign. “This is the start of something special and long overdue for Chicago’s underserved youth.”

We are excited to continue sharing this journey with you as it unfolds!