Bucking the City Trend | March 22, 2012
Chicago -- (Chicago Sun Times) -- The Chicago Park District, though facing its own budget issues, has a role to play in providing our kids a positive outlet for their energy. And so do nonprofit groups like the Chicago Training Center. CTC has come far from its modest beginnings five years ago as the brainchild of Montana Butsch. . .
Making the Crew | August 20, 2010
Chicago -- (Chicago Tribune) -- Group exposes urban teens and their parents to racing sport once the reserve of elite schools.
Rowing, a new alternative sport for Chicago’s youth | August 4, 2010
CTC at Oxford, Boat Race 2010 & London Youth Rowing Live from Gage Park | April 1, 2010
LONDON -- (c/o Xchanging live web feed) -- CTC Executive Director Montana Butsch, and rowers Abel Duran and Argel Herrera join CTC supporters at the 156th Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race on the River Thames sponsored by Xchanging. CTC teens in Chicago will watch live from Gage Park at 2411 W 55th Street. In addition, CTC teens at Gage Park wll participate in internet erg racing with London Youth Rowing at the Thames Rowing Club.
It's All About The Tough Row | March 25, 2010
Chicago -- (Chicago Sun Times) -- Mike Clark explores the challenges and successes faced by CTC founding team members as they reach their senior year in high school. Includes interviews with Charielle McMullen and Abigail Avila on their acceptance to a post-graduate year at the prestigous Phillips Exeter Acadamy in New Hampshire and an interview with senior, Abel Duran.
Neighborhood Sports - Basketball, sure, but rowing and archery too | April 8, 2009
CHICAGO -- (NeighborhoodSportsChicago.org) -- Gordon Walek, Carl Vogel and Amadi-Jordan Walker discuss the interest Engelwood teens show in Chicago Training Center's rowing program as they try their hand at practice on an erg. The academic, athletetic and social benefits of the sport of competitive rowing are discussed as well as perspectives from CTC Executive Director Montana Butsch and local Engelewood teens.
NBC Chicago - Around Town | October 31, 2008
NBC Chicago's Around Town reporter Wendy Wollenberg describes the event sponsored by River West hot spot Rednonfive (440 North Halsted) with the support of CTC Executive Director, Montana Butsch -- to follow the second annual CTC benefit gala on November 14th 2008 -- proceeds to benefit Chicago Training Center (CTC).
Chi-Town Daily News | August 4, 2008
Chicago's Chi-Town Daily News' Regan Crisp presents CTC's programming, growth and financial needs. This piece describes CTC's programming and tutoring and the participation of local Chicago teens. In addition, Regan Crisp presents a description of the start of CTC in 2006 and the many stakeholders involved.
Representative Danny K. Davis | October 23, 2007
Congressman Danny K. Davis tells of learning about CTC and the pilot program participants, including the benefits being realized and CTC's mission. Representative Davis encourages friends in the 7th Congressional District, IL, to continue their support of CTC and to give due consideration to attending the upcoming CTC Gala on November 7th at the beautiful South Shore Cultural Center.
Fighting Upstream Battle | April 20, 2007
Chicago -- (Chicago Tribune) -- Fledgling program is making strides in bringing sport of crew to inner-city kids...
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