CHAMPRO started in 1986 just outside of Chicago, IL and have since grown to offer the widest selection athletic team wear and equipment. CHAMPRO specializes in providing the sporting world with low cost, high-value equipment and apparel. Not only does CHAMPRO specialize in sports equipment, but they are constantly striving to do good in the world beyond the sporting industry.
Development in Ethiopia
In 1999, CHAMPRO built a garment factory in Ethiopia that has become a model for investment, trade and development in Africa. In the years since the factory’s opening, CHAMPRO has continued to consult the Ethiopian government on regulatory reform and lead several trade delegations to Ethiopia. CHAMPRO’s continued efforts in Ethiopia has led to great development in their garment industries and helped make them globally competitive.
Along with the garment factory, CHAMPRO has also created a school in Qarsa, Ethiopia to help provide educational opportunities for a community that never had a school. Currently, the school has over 600 students and teaches children until they are ready to attend a nearby high school. On top of educating the students, CHAMPRO recently completed a clean water project at the school which has now made clean water available to more than 6,000 local residents.
In 2011, CHAMPRO partnered up with the Eden Reforestation Project to help recreate healthy forest systems in Ethiopia. Along with recreating forest systems, this project is aimed to empower the Ethiopian people and help build the local economies. This year, CHAMPRO plans to plant nearly 1 million trees in Ethiopia to help build local economies in impoverished communities.
Youth Athletic Development
CHAMPRO is also active in the local community of Chicago. They provide athletic equipment, uniforms and financial support for several organizations in the city including the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago. This support helps enable participation and increases involvement in sports for the disadvantaged youth in the city.
CHAMPRO is a company that understands its responsibility is greater than simply providing sports equipment. Both their work in the United States and abroad is inspiring and deserving of recognition. Check out our complete selection of CHAMPRO products here and stay tuned for how they will help communities near and far next.
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