Pat Ryan named chairman of World Sport Chicago

November 12, 2009 3:28:11 PM PST
The former CEO of Chicago 2016 is now in charge of the bid's legacy organization.On Thursday, World Sport Chicago named Pat Ryan the chairman of the board of directors.

"A main tenant of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Games was to reach youth across our great city to introduce new sport opportunities and show how participation in sport can be used as a catalyst for social change," said Ryan in a World Sport Chicago press release, worldsportchicago.org. "We may not have won the honor of hosting the Games in 2016, but we have positively impacted the lives of thousands of kids, and we look forward to expanding our programs in the months and years to come to reach even more youth. I'm honored to take on this role and personally oversee the activities."

The organization said it has exposed more than 30,000 Chicago children to Olympic and Paralympic sport through clinics and other programs.


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