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Donate to a youth sports team in need through Sports Matter

Christopher Egusa

May 23, 2014at 3:00 pm

America is facing crisis in access to youth sports. In the lives of many young people, sports is the one force that provides a motivation to achieve, teaches critical life lessons, and offers a more positive life path forward. Tragically, over $3.5B has been cut over the past several years from youth sports budgets across the country, and in many cases teams are disappearing altogether.

The Sports Matter initiative was formed as a way to create disproportional impact on an issue of massive scale. It harnesses the power of crowdfunding, along with up to $2M in matching grants, to rally communities to support youth sports teams that face dire circumstances.

The site is currently live with 187 teams -- each with compelling stories of the impact their sport is having on their youth. The teams have until May 23rd to reach their funding goals and receive a matching grant from the Foundation. Please donate any help them continue challenging, supporting, and inspiring youth.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Here is everyone at GOOD who donated in the last week! We have a thermometer of impact to get people excited at the office!

  • Maria Redin

    I just donated to Lady Salamanders - Girls Soccer - NYC (for at risk and homeless girls). Wonderful program!

  • Lou Pizante

    The importance of youth athletics in fostering critical life skills is well documented. What is less known is that youth sports is disappearing, particularly among disadvantaged populations but also overall. I believe that this is an acute problem that is every bit as important as education and job skills. I urge fellow GOODists to support this campaign. I donated to America Scores LA Alumni, learn more about them here:

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      I'm donating to all of these, just to give my part to each team. I think this opportunity to spread the wealth is awesome to see on a crowdfunding platform. It's what makes this stand a part from other campaigns, aside from the fact that we have the opportunity to directly impact sports teams.