Founder and Co-Chair of the Board of Chance for Sports: Anuva Shandilya

 Anuva is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. In high school, she was on the Varsity track team and was a PE leader at her school. Sports have influenced her life incredibly, and she thought it completely unfair that underprivileged children did not have the same opportunities to play, which is why she created Chance for Sports. In her free time, Anuva likes to hang out with friends, go for hikes with her dog, April, and travel!


Co-Chair of the Board and CEO of Chance for Sports: Daksh Shandilya

Daksh is a freshman at Neuqua Valley and has been an integral member of the Chance for Sports team since its founding. Daksh has been volunteering with the nonprofit since age 10 because he is very passionate about helping give kids follow their dreams relating to sports. He hopes to wrestle in high school and enjoys biking, hanging out with his friends, and playing video games.


Board Member of Chance for Sports: Luke Allerton

Luke is a freshman at Neuqua Valley where he hopes to be part of the golf team. Luke also loves playing the trumpet, watching movies, and travelling to Florida when it gets cold in Chicago. He has been involved with Chance for Sports for a couple years now, and is excited to continue giving underprivileged children the same joy he gets from playing sports!  



Chapter Head in India: Sanchita Pant

Sanchita is a 10th grader at Oberoi International School in Mumbai, India. She discovered the world of sports at the age of 11, when she first started sailing. Currently, Sanchita is part of the India National Squad and has represented her country in many international regattas. As an athlete in India, Sanchita has witnessed how talent in sports is not distinguished by economic differences. So, she was empowered to join the Chance for Sports team to promote and advocate for the underprivileged. In her free time, Sanchita enjoys reading mystery novels and hanging out with her friends!




Pictured below: our amazing volunteers!