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Here Are the Facts

Only 34% of kids ages 6-12 from homes with incomes of $25,000 or less played team sports, compared to 69% of kids from $100,000+ homes, according to the Aspen Institute 2018 State of Play. By teaming up with corporations, foundations and equipment partners, Good Sports has given more than 8 million kids in need across the United States and Puerto Rico the chance to play since 2003. Scroll along to see how you can get in the game!

Give play opportunities to kids alongside your work teammates! With Good Sports, your company can take its corporate responsibility efforts to the next level while creating a long-lasting impact on the communities where you live, work and play. We think it’s a win-win! Some of the ways companies can engage with Good Sports is through:

  • Employee Engagement Opportunities: Interactive opportunities either at your corporate office, at a youth organization in your community or at Good Sports’ facility in Braintree, MA
  • Programmatic Donations: Select youth organizations that will receive equipment donations from Good Sports to focus on certain sports and/or geographic locations.
  • Equip-A-Kid: Use the one of a kind online platform that allows individuals to purchase specific equipment, apparel, and footwear from their favorite sports to donate.

Good Sports also has the ability to engage in Cause – Related Campaigns through percentage of sales, point of sales, or transactional campaigns. We have the following guidelines:

  • Agreement: A fully executed Cause Marketing Agreement must be in place prior to the release of Good Sports logos or launch of the campaign
  • Mailing Lists: Good Sports will not sell its mailing list and will not release its mailing list or email list to companies or individuals.
  • Minimum Donation: A guaranteed minimum donation for each partnership is required. Minimum requirements are scaled based on the company, the programs, and the type of partnerships. Contact us for more information about what this will look like for your company. All companies must be in business for more than 24 months.

Join Keurig Dr Pepper, DICK’s Sporting Goods, New Balance and other corporations across the country with their support of Good Sports. Express your interest or ask questions by reaching out to Karleen Herbst, Senior Director of Fundraising and Business Development at kherbst@goodsports.org.

Good Sports provides a philanthropic outlet for equipment manufacturers’ excess inventory, while providing access to children in need. Many kids in high-need communities cannot afford to play, so we alleviate the budget constraints of the youth programs and schools in their community by donating brand-new sporting equipment, apparel and footwear. We couldn’t do it without our equipment partners, who help us give youth organizations the gear they need.

We accept everything from agility ladders and shin guards, to socks and jerseys – it just must be new! Our warehouse has the capacity to hold millions of dollars’ worth of inventory for distribution to youth organizations in need. In working with Good Sports as a partner, equipment manufacturers can obtain:

  • A tax-deductible outlet for excess inventory
  • Impact reports outlining where your donation has gone and how it is benefitting youth programs
  • Inclusion of logo and name recognition in annual reports, infographics, website acknowledgement, and newsletters

Join the biggest players of the sporting goods industry in supporting Good Sports, and putting your gear to good use. Express your interest or ask questions by reaching out to Karleen Herbst, Senior Director of Fundraising and Business Development at kherbst@goodsports.org.

Good Sports has seen the long term benefits in partnering with foundations and other nonprofits. The collaboration allows for a greater reach in impacting youth programs and enhancing financial methods that otherwise would be challenging to come by. When your foundation partners with us, we are able to help more kids in need from a variety of communities in both urban and rural settings. As a partner to Good Sports, your foundation can:

  • Provide essential resources to the communities you care about to increase access to the physical, cognitive, social and emotional benefits of sport and physical activity for kids in need
  • Enhance your mission on a grander scale – leveraging Good Sports’ near 2:1 ratio on equipment provided to the community from funds received
  • Capture impact of equipment support with great data, stories and photos to share results with your stakeholders

Join the Ralph Wilson Jr Foundation, Arthur M Blank Family Foundation, and other partners across the country with their support of Good Sports. Express your interest or ask questions by reaching out to Karleen Herbst, Senior Director of Fundraising and Business Development at kherbst@goodsports.org.

Let’s team up to get more kids in the game! Good Sports is a key partner for professional teams’ initiatives, from custom equipment donation programs to executing front-office engagement events. Some of the partnership benefits can include:

  • Beginning or amplifying your youth sports impact through Good Sports’ near 2:1 ratio on equipment provided to the community for every dollar of support
  • Creating interactive employee engagement opportunities either at your corporate office or at a youth organization in your community
  • Receiving reports of how your donation positively impacted the local community
  • Engagement of fans, sponsors, employees and other constituents in an equipment donation drive through our donation tool, Equip-A-Kid

Join the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Falcons, the New York Ranger, and other teams across the country with their support of Good Sports. Express your interest or ask questions by reaching out to Karleen Herbst, Senior Director of Fundraising and Business Development at kherbst@goodsports.org.

Working With Good Sports

Magnolia Foundation & Good Sports: Waco, Texas