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September 22, 2011

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September 22, 2011

This program that Coach Derek has created is awesome. I've seen it in action and would love to bring it into my school. As a teacher I have seen how sports can help a child stay connected to their school when they are struggling in the classroom. It's a program that I've supported and will continue supporting.

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I've personally talked with students that participated in program and have heard how much they love this program.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand to more schools.

September 20, 2011

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September 20, 2011

By providing sports classes to at risk children, Coach Derek is filling a need and helping kids have fun and fulfill their potential. Coach Derek is an amazing coach and mentor and has a wonderful staff who help to both coach and nurture young children. My own children have benfited from the Coach Derek program and it is wonderful to know that these outstanding classes are being brought to at risk children.

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My son has taken classed from Coach Derek for many years and has benefited greatly from the experience.

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I want to see more people getting involved in helping fundraise for this worth cause.

September 18, 2011

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September 18, 2011

I've worked with Coach Derek on one of his fundraisers and his commitment and dedication is inspirational. His ability to communication and coach children is wonderful to see. The work that LGTS is doing in the community is crucial for it's children, to give them the skills and opportunities that they would otherwise not be able to afford.

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I've seen the way Coach Derek works with the children in this program and he's a natural. The kids are having a great time and getting the positive attention and reinforcement that i know is crucial to building their identities for the future.

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I would choose to improve this organization's resources by having regular donations and sponsorship so that it can increase in size and help more children.

September 18, 2011

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September 18, 2011

Through his teaching, Coach Derek has touched each of my 3 children in different ways. He has helped to build their confidence, self-esteem, and level of respect for others. He has helped to make them feel loved and special. He has helped to give them the courage to try.

Coach Derek has
gone into at risk communities to teach children multisports. His love, acceptance, and positive attitude helps these children to believe in themselves.

The Great!

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seeing the smiles on the faces of the children this organization has reached.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure everyone knew about LGTS and the wonderful things this organization has done.

September 17, 2011

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September 17, 2011

Coach Derek has coached and mentored my children for years and the impact is undeniable. Coach Derek uses his amazing understanding of and connection to kids to enrich their lives through sports. Let's Give Them A Shot deploys Derek's and his other coaches to at risk communities to have a positive and much needed impact on kids health, fitness, self-esteem, self-control, and sense of belonging to a team and community.

The Great!

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Through Coach Derek's positive impact on my children

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Work to ensure that it has the ongoing funding to reach kids in local at-risk communities

September 17, 2011

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September 17, 2011

As the creator of Lets Give Them A Shot! I founded this Youth Sports Program on one idea... You must find a way to give it a way in order to keep it. I believe every child should have the opportunity to learn how to play sports regardless of weather or not they can afford it. It is up to us to make sure each child can reap the tremendous benefits that sports have to offer.

Thank You
Coach Derek

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Nothing brings me more joy then seeing dozens of children laughing on a field. What amounts to very little effort on our part makes such a big deal in their lives.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Rise more money and reach more children. I would build a sports complex to run year around programs for Boys and Girls ages 2-15

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