It’s summer, so that means Good Sports has begun its event season. June through August is when our team splits up to travel the country delivering donations with the help of our partners. With their support, we’re able to reach more communities and, in turn, more young people gain access to physical activity through brand new sports equipment.
Here is a quick glimpse of everything we’ve been a part of in June. Let us know if it inspires you to work with us!
Fun In The Sun With Keurig Dr Pepper’s Let’s Play
Our biggest partner Keurig Dr Pepper helps us find programs all throughout the US near their many offices and distribution centers. It’s a great way for their team members to be a direct part of their community!
Some of our team met with the KDP Let’s Play crew in Daytona, Florida to pack up over 2,400 pieces of sports equipment. With the help of local radio stations and even the Daytona Fire Department, we were all able to present close to $60,000 worth of equipment going to four different youth organizations.
Girls in sports make up half of our impacted kids who receive equipment donations, something we’re very proud of. To honor the start of the Women’s World Cup, both the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation and Atlanta United Foundation hosted a Field Day for the young ladies of Atlanta, Georgia. Girls from the local Boys & Girls Club and members of Girls Inc all came to the Mercedes Benz Stadium to enjoy a day of fun-filled activity courtesy of our partnership with the Arthur M Blank Foundation.
Come On In – The Water’s Fine
Trying new sports can be tough, especially for kids who lack the resources and equipment. That’s why our newest partnership with UL is so important: they helped us bring swim time to kids in Raleigh, North Carolina for the very first time. UL helped us obtain life jackets; equipment Good Sports has never had before. We were also able to get our hands on goggles, water weights and other water safety gear.
UL helped us pack up more than $60,000 worth of sports equipment (swimming items included) to benefit more than 3,000 kids throughout Raleigh.
Local Soccer Dreams
Good Sports is a national nonprofit, but there is always some extra excitement in the room when we see impact in our hometown of Boston. Some of our team helped bring in brand new equipment for the Yawkey Boys & Girls Club to celebrate the anniversary of their soccer pitch, donated three years prior by the New England Revolution.
Revolution player Jalil Anibaba came out to the club to get in on the action with the kids. Everyone took some shots on goal, perfected their dribbling and celebrated the end of the school year.
Impact in Chi-Town
We gained a brand new partner in Wintrust which gave us the opportunity to bring more impact to Chicago. It’s a major market of ours, so it’s always nice to have another ally in that area. Wintrust helped us bring over $70,000 worth of brand new sports equipment to the kids of Chicago. Their amazing employees took a whole day to help us pack up equipment and ship everything to a variety of different youth organizations around the city.
And that’s just June! More summer events are on their way for our team, taking us all over the US. Don’t forget: you can be a part of the action, too. Find out how here!