Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Recreation & Sports, Sports, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Good Sports mission is to increase youth participation in sports, fitness and recreational programs by targeting one of the major obstacles limiting participation- access to sports equimpent.

Programs: Good sports provides sports and fitness equipment to programs nationwide to ensure disadvantaged youth have the opportunity to be healthy and active. Due to our partnership with the sporting goods industry, for every $1 invested in Good Sports we are able to provide up to $2 in equipment to the community. Help us get more kids in the game!

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm one of the original founders of Good Sports. Our mission is singlemindedly focused on providing all kids access to organized sports. Since our launch, the situation has become much more dire. More and more sports programs are being cut due to budget constraints. And childhood obesity is on the rise. We can offset the cost of equipment for these programs so that they can expand, adding more kids or cut the costs of participation. In the last 6+ years we have grown from a local to national organization. We've learned a lot. There are many ways to help kids stay active from sailing to little league. While we try to spread the equipment around to different types of sports, we struggle with balancing how we help the most kids. We're very thorough in evaluating programs to ensure that we give to ones with the greatest impact. We are well respected by those who know us, but we struggle with how to continue to raise our awareness with few resources. That said, it is an incredibly bright, forward-thinking, and innovative team. And in a handful of years, we've impacted hundreds of thousands of youth in an incredibly positive way.

Review from Guidestar