The Union League Boys Club of Chicago once invited us to their club for swimming. In turn we invited them back to our club for a track meet on our large athletic field. The Union League kids were so impressed with our outside facility that one member said, “I’d like to trade our club for yours”. The reason why is that the Union League Boys Club that we visited had no outside facility whatsoever. The nearest park was nearly six blocks away. Our physical club could in no way compete with what the Union League Club had to offer but their kids liked our outside facility very much.
The kids competed in largely running events although we did have a running broad jump and discus toss. After the meet we hosted them for a hot dog roast and taught them Roof Ball and Tire Endurance.
Our club had a special relationship with the Union League Club in that their camp director had allowed our members access to their resident camp in Salem, Wisconsin, on a monthly basis and we could even send our kids to their summer camp.