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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To "EMPOWER" the lives of our participants and their families,we aspire to be a cornerstone of support in helping shape the lives of our young participants and their families through the medium of sports. We want to make sure that as we strive to "change the face of sports, one kid at a time", that we are as well building health, confidence, and character into all of the lives we encounter. The focal point is on Faith, Family, and Community (FFC), our behaviors need to cause positive experiences for kids and parents!

Target demographics: Our programs help children learn the importance of discipline, integrity, respect, and honor through sports interaction.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 163 Student-Athletes and their families

Geographic areas served: the beautiful State of Arizona bridging the gaps in our community

Programs: - Education/Tutoring - Mentorship - Sports Training - Recreation - Counseling - Community Service

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I love that this non profit focuses on children and sports. Being involved in sports, gives kids a sense of family, discipline, teamwork, character and with determination anything is possible, no matter where you are from.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you want to pay things forward, this is a great organization to be involved with! Using sports to harvest the most valuable life skills and teach others to pay their blessings forward is a gift that keeps on giving. An amazing organization founded and run by amazing people!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) is proud to use it's charitable foundation (NCF) to support this amazing charity! I believe that athletics offers a wealth of life skills and lessons that Empowerment Through Sports takes to the next level. Giving back to any community and establishing yourself as a productive member is paramount for all athletes. As most will not advance to professional athletics, ETS ensures that life lessons are demonstrated through everyday good deeds and kind acts. Using sports to build better citizens is always a worthwhile endeavor.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has done outstanding work to serve kids in the less privileged communities during very special times of the year, such as Christmas. Holidays tend to bring immense pressure and tension that cause lots of stress for the less privileged communities. However, this organization does a pristine job of putting together a well organized, festive, community-building event, and make it an extra special day where kids get to pick up their toys and the parents at to see the smile on their children's faces and keep a joyful memory that will last a lifetime. I was blown away to see the fire truck, food provided, jump houses, games, and all of the toy donations- it brought tears to my eyes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great experience with this organization. I f you have the chance to join one of their events, please do so you will not regretted.

1 MeganitaAmaris

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Myself and my co-worker hosted a table at this event and enjoyed seeing everyone's smiling happy faces, had allot of good food and music, as well as games and raffles. Our families that get invited are blessed with many presents for the Christmas season and get to enjoy some family bonding time and resources.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great people doing special things for children and their families.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure last year of participating in an ETS event. I was impressed at all the hard work that had transpired behind the scenes to provide an amazing event to the community. The Phoenix Fire Dept participated, there was face painting, wonderful gift baskets for the raffles, food, and an abundance of toys for the families! The DJ was great and the community visibly had a phenomenal day at the park. I’d gladly volunteer my time again.

1 Bryan M.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great experience working with ETS. They follow through on their initiatives. And a stellar organization within the community.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the former President & Founder of Coast to Coast Football and Coast to Coast Sports Management. My organization has worked with and shared resources with Empowerment Through Sports. I learned quickly that the Empowerment Through Sports organization is an active member in our communities and an overall Great Organization!

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EmpowermentThroughSports 10/10/2019

Thank you for your continued support!

2 Monica W.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Coming up to 4 years, CPLC Parenting Arizona has been a long term partner with Empowerment Through Sports. Each year, Empowerment Through Sports invites our families as guests, to their December Jingle Bell Cookout. We feel so fortunate and blessed to have this continual partnership. Empowerment Through Sports truly embodies the sense of community and love. They welcome all people with kindness, grace, and laughter.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So much love comes from behind the nonprofit! Love the work that is provided for the community! I enjoy helping out and seeing the joy on the faces from the volunteers to the recipients!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ETS, Empowerment Through Sports is a group that has dedicated themselves to making a difference in the communities that it serves. They are all so passionate about their interaction with the children. It's just so unfortunate that they have a lack of volunteerism!

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1 Jessica B.18

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We helped ETS last year with our church group. We helped with the school supply drive. Just watching Reggie interact with the kids and the power that be during the event was amazing. the dedication he has to helping kids get outside of their circumstances and think better using sports as a motivator is amazing. This non profit is truly helping communities and i cant wait to see how well they accomplish their goals for the kids in the community.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working directly with Reggie, I definitely believe in his mission of empowering children through sports. After hearing his story of how sports empowered him in his life, his generosity has continued in giving back to the community to do the same. Reginald has also expanded his vision in creating a program of painting and illustrating his mission to recognize influential figures of the community who have had their lives change for the better through sports as well. I am excited to work with him and the children to see this vision through!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Reginald is friendly and caring. He wants the best for his athletes and wants to give everyone the opportunity to find an outlet through sports. I would recommend anyone work with this nonprofit and put their kids in their sports.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Vil-Madinah Gharib CEO
Madinah Fine Arts
1984 – Current
October 24,2019

To Whom it May Concern:

As we approach the end of this year 2019, Madinah Fine Arts would like to take this opportunity to exceedingly highlight an extraordinary Community achievement. EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SPORTS, With Sports-quality, Team-effort and Professionally addressing the needs to both the disadvantage as the advantage as a Community based

This program gives back an immeasurable amount of effort to its community in the form of training clinics, travel, donations, team tournaments ,League games, Holiday participations and Back to School supplies. As CEO and founder of Madinah Fine Arts I feel an obligation to express in recognition, my review. as I evaluated TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP and its MOTIVATION I am impressed .

As I follow the endless efforts of this Business, I am confident That EMPOERMENT THROUGH SPORTS will continue to be recognized by family, community members and friends, that will become Team Program-Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers, fundraisers, contributions and with GRANTS and or other Government Assistance, that can contribute in making this a continuing Monumental Community Program that can minimize out of pocket operating expenses.

Sincerely
Vil-Madinah Gharib CEO
Madinah Fine Arts (1984-)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Empowerment Through Sports creates a family, competitive atmosphere. The kids are given proper skills and technique to thrive.
Our family and our athlete had a great experience playing for them. Hard Work, Pays Off!

1 Annette1990

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Empowerment Through Sports and the organization, CPLC- Parenting AZ, I work for have been partnering for the last 3 years during their Jingle Bell Cookout event. We are truly blessed to be invited, our families are grateful for the fun and gifts. Thank you Reginald for all that you do, and we wish you all the best! To many years to come.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Empowerment through Sports isone of the most inspiring, caring ,loving organizations that God has ever created. Empowerment through Sports have created goodness and nobility in my heart and the community it serves, to always give your best and be your best at all times. Empowerment through Sports is so much more then you see, it helps and support Children of all nationality and creed and willing to give their time and resources to families who are having difficulties and are in need . ETS is just such a Godsend to so many , I want to thank Mr Russell for his assistance and prayers in a situation that almost stole my passion for life but because ETS was there we made it through! This World needs more Organizarions like this one ,that loves people and willing to sacrifice for the common good of humanity! Thank you again!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ETS has been great for our school community. They are truly focused on the whole child and a great partner for our school.

1 Phillip O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Empowerment Through Sports is a wonderful organization that takes young boys and girls and gives them tools necessary to develop them selves as positive people within their schools and organizations. Reginald is a great leader and organizer of ETS and was instrumental in the development of my growth within the organization. The sports program is great compared to other local organizations allowing for scholarships for players who may have trouble financially, allowing them to strive for greatness on and off the field.

1 Jw R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

EMP is a awesome organization. It’s not just a sports program this org spends a lot of hours in the community raising money for youth and mentoring.

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EmpowermentThroughSports 10/10/2019

We enjoy the partnership and support from JWR and look forward to a lasting and fruitful relationship. Thank you!

3 Tam L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very dedicated to helping youth!
Bringing positivity to our youth.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We found ETS after playing in another youth football league and were unhappy there. We played 5 seasons at ETS and were very happy we the way this organization was run. Some of the best memories I have watching my son play football were created here.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an excellent organization that help kids through the Avenue of sports. Children are taught more than just skills, but teamwork, respect,and good sportsmanship.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son was one of the first 5 that started with ETS, I have no regrets starting him with this organization! My son loved it, he played 5 seasons with ETS. the coaching, the staff, to all the players, they were all family. I my self was a team mom for the team cowboys, and I really enjoyed that time, getting to know the boys and their family. I would suggest this league to anyone out there.

Thank you ETS family for a wonderful opportunity.

2 Brandy19

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome organization!! Being a single mother of two boys, it's great to see something positive out there for them! Great leadership and motivation! I hope it's around for years to come!

2 Alana J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ETS is a great organization. My son had a wonderful, positive experience playing football. Coaching staff constantly communicated with us. My son learned valuable life lessons as well as had a blast playing football.

2 Brandie D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a great organization uplifting the community and helping youth recognize and achieve their potential.

2 Alisha B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I Love everything about ETS! The mission they speak is the mission they live.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

While I do not have a child in the program, I have seen the work that goes into it. Reggie's dedication, compassion, work, love...it is truly amazing! Those children feel loved, they feel empowered, they feel good about themselves! Look at the children at any time & you can see the joy in their faces! This program is INVESTING in the youth BEFORE they get into trouble. The program helps the kids become confident & strong, which helps them to walk away from peer pressure & want something more from their lives & the lives of others. I pray that this program can stay in service. If I had the financial means, I would give every dime I could spare to this program. Empowerment through Sports does just that...it empowers those children to feel brave, strong, compassionate, loved & HONORABLE! God's blessings of of great financial support, so that no child is left behind.

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EmpowermentThroughSports 05/11/2016

Thank you for the witness, we will continue to press toward the mark!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The leadership, attention, and commitment that has gone into Empowerment Through Sports shines through FB, the children and everybody involved. They provide a very positive vibe and are driving our kids to success.

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EmpowermentThroughSports 05/11/2016

Thank you for your motivating and encouraging words, we strive to duplicate this sensation and make it a staple in the growth and development of our family, both online and in the community!

2 JaMarhi L.

Former staff

Rating: 5

ETS is world class organization. I got my first head coaching position through ETS. They are very family oriented and think about the kids. They teach you fundamentals and Discipline but also want you to have fun. Reggie is a class act when comes to his organization and has a spirit of excellence when it came to events. I love this organization and look forward to reuniting with this organization is the future!!

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EmpowermentThroughSports 05/11/2016

Thank you for your testament. We agree that Reggie is a "class act" . If we could recruit a 1000 Reggie's we could really impact change in our communities!

2 Jennifer541

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We need organizations like Empowerment through Sports in every community! They are there always for the community, family & Kids! Getting the kids active while teaching them life lessons!! Thanks for all you do!

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EmpowermentThroughSports 05/11/2016

Thank you! We ask for your continued partnership in building the Kingdom of Heaven!