CHICAGO – Peoples Gas and Chicago Fire FC have announced a new multi-year partnership focused on raising awareness of the importance of energy efficiency.

Through this new partnership, Peoples Gas will support the Chicago Fire Foundation through a new community initiative, “Scores for Sustainability.” For each Chicago Fire FC goal scored during the season, Peoples Gas will make a monetary contribution to the Chicago Fire Foundation, donating up to $20,000 to the Club’s charitable arm. These funds will be utilized to support the Club’s ongoing work in underserved neighborhoods, while helping to raise awareness for the Peoples Gas Energy Efficiency Program within those communities.

“This new partnership with the Chicago Fire Foundation is a fun way to make a real difference in the neighborhoods we serve,” said Polly Eldringhoff, vice president — operational performance, Peoples Gas. “It also will help our customers learn how to reduce their energy use and better manage their heating bills.”

The Peoples Gas Energy Efficiency Program offers incentives for making energy-efficient improvements. Though this program, individuals and businesses can save money on their energy bills while also reducing their impact on the environment.

“We’re excited to team up with Peoples Gas, a company that shares our commitment to sustainability and making a positive impact on the community,” said Jessica Yavitz, executive director of the Chicago Fire Foundation. “This partnership will allow us to work together to raise greater awareness for energy efficiency and inspire Chicagoans to make sustainable choices that will reduce their carbon footprint.”

Since 1998, the Chicago Fire Foundation has made significant contributions to enhance the lives of disadvantaged youth throughout Chicagoland, providing more than $2 million and safe spaces to play soccer for underserved communities. The Fire Foundation’s programming includes its award-winning P.L.A.Y.S. (Participate, Learn, Achieve, Youth, Soccer) Program, which has generated more than 250,000 hours of soccer across 50 Chicago Public Schools, serving more than 1,200 youth annually.