" Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision. " - Muhammad Ali
As a member of the GLBT and Uptown communities, Crew Bar + Grill understands the importance of supporting local community and GLBT groups in a variety of ways.
Sports Leagues and Organizations:
• Crew annually sponsors more than thirty teams playing a host of sports in the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) and Athletic Alliance of Chicago (ACC) including softball, flag football, indoor and beach volleyball, kickball, dodgeball, basketball, darts, bowling, Ultimate and tennis.
• Lead Sponsor of the Chicago Gay Hockey Association since 2010. Crew sponsored the Chicago Gay Hockey Association float in the 2010 Gay Pride Parade, which carried the Stanley Cup won by our own Chicago Blackhawks.
• Crew supports a host of other LGBT sports groups including the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, Proud to Run, Second City Tennis and Chicago Rowing Union.
Our Annual Customer Chili Contest has raised thousands of dollars for Care for Real, a local food pantry, since 2005.
Crew Bar + Grill has been a top-level Dining Out for Life participant each year since 2010, supporting the work of Edge Alliance. We also supports a host of other groups in our Uptown and GLBT communities:
• Uptown United
• McCormick Boys & Girls Club of Chicago
• About Face Theatre
• AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
• Chicago House
• Howard Brown Health Center
• Heartland Alliance
• Inspiration Corporation
• Equality Illinois
• Vital Bridges