Subject: Child/Youth Welfare, Sports, Fitness, Youth Development, Health
"Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. Youth sports participation rates have been in a steady decline across the nation over the past decade. Budget cuts among physical education programs in schools throughout the country are increasing as well, often leading to the elimination of the program entirely. With lack of access to regular physical activity, childhood obesity rates have been increasing rapidly. By working closely with teams, coaches, and community leaders throughout the United States, Good Sports is able to focus on the respective needs of each individual program and help to offset the main factors that are causing the greatest challenges. As a result of the donations we’ve distributed, recipients have been able to do one or more of the following: increase both the quality and quantity of vital equipment; lower participation fees; develop new programs; enhance their ability to maintain the athletes they currently serve; and perhaps most importantly, increase the total amount of kids that are active within their program."
Funder: Good Sports
Eligibility: "We do ask that all applicants meet the following criteria:
- You directly serve youth between the ages of 3-18 years old
- You serve youth in an economically disadvantaged area
- You are located in North America (U.S. and Canada)
- You operate an organized sport, recreational activity, or fitness program that offers consistent and structured opportunity for play to large groups of children."