What a Year!
A Special Message from
Executive DIrector Leslie Mestman
As I look back over what we've accomplished this year, my heart is very full. We started in February with one community partner and a goal of serving 10 kids and we close out the year having served more than 80 kids with the help of our five wonderful community partners. From the kids who always wanted to try a sport but couldn't afford it, to the young man who got to go to the big tournament with his team, I know we've made a difference this year.
We forged community connections when we paid the enrollment fees for the six kids living in the same public housing complex who all wanted to form a basketball team. We stayed true to our goal of promoting health equity for our most vulnerable communities, with more than 90% of our scholarship recipients children of color, many of whom are recent immigrants. We have big goals for next year and I hope you'll continue to support us on this journey of getting kids in the game.
Every donation helps, and we thank you for your additional support in helping us increase access to youth sports for low-income families.