Maryville Academy

The Maryville Academy is a Roman Catholic institution for the treatment of physically, sexually, and emotional abused children, located in Des Plaines, Illinois. Founded in 1883, it operated under the leadership of Father John P. Smyth, formerly an All-American basketball player at Notre Dame University, from 1970 until 2003, and it hosts the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2002-2003 the academy was adversely impacted by a resident's suicide, reports of physical and sexual assaults among residents and charges of poor accounting. The State of Illinois pulled residents from the facility until 2007.

Pete Townshend became involved with the academy, and between 1997 and 2002, Townshend played five benefit shows for Maryville Academy, raising at least $1,600,000. His 1998 album A Benefit for Maryville Academy was made to support the activities of the academy.

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Pete Townshend - Charity Work - Children's Charities
1997, Townshend established a relationship with Maryville Academy, a Chicago area children's charity. 1997 and 2002, Townshend played five benefit shows for Maryville Academy, raising at least $1,600,000 ... His 1998 album A Benefit for Maryville Academy was made to support their activities and proceeds from the sales of his release were donated to them ...
A Benefit For Maryville Academy
... Pete Townshend Live A Benefit for Maryville Academy (Platinum 9555) is a 1998 live album by English rock musician Pete Townshend, member of The Who, recorded at the House of Blues in Chicago ... Roman Catholic Chicago-based institution Maryville Academy, "a leader in the treatment of physically, sexually, and emotional abused children ...

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