2015 Featured Guest Speaker
In 1991, Bob and his wife, Tina Muzikowski, founded the Near North Little League in the Cabrini Green Housing Projects in Chicago. They also founded the East Harlem Little league in 1993 and the Near West Little League in 1995. Among his many accolades, Bob was a recipient of President George Bush’s 1991 Point of Light award for his philanthropic work with the Little Leagues and he was Little League Baseball’s Volunteer of the Year.
Seeing an opportunity to impact Chicago’s youth more profoundly, Bob sold his business and bought a closed Catholic school on the Near West Side, reopening it as Chicago Hope Academy (CHA) in 2005. CHA is Chicago’s only non-denominational, private Christian high school and is dedicated to providing an authentic Christian education that is racially and socio-economically integrated. Bob serves as the President and Tina is the Executive Director of CHA. Five of Bob and Tina’s kids are alumni of CHA, with one currently a senior and another looking forward to her time at Hope. Bob and Tina live by the belief that if one wants to help an inner city school, it’s important to put one’s own child in it.
Bob is the author of “Safe At Home” (Zondervan 2001), a personal account of his life and his work with needy children and their families. He was misplayed by Keanu Reeves in Paramount Pictures’ “Hardball”.
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