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FundPlay: The Newest Sports-Based Youth Development Organizations Getting Free LeagueApps Software

By Melissa Wickes

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One of the many things that makes LeagueApps such an amazing company is our ability to give back to youth development organizations that provide incredible youth sports experiences to the kids who need them most. Our FundPlay initative provides sports-based youth development organizations with software licenses, cash grants, and professional development in order to ensure accessibility for all.
During our 2022 FundPlay Drive, we raised a record-setting $150,812. The first $50,000 of  that is going towards building a mini soccer pitch in the Bronx for one of our largest FundPlay partners, South Bronx United. The rest of the donations will benefit our other amazing FundPlay partners. You can read our full 2021 impact report to see what else we accomplished through FundPlay here.
We are so excited to announce our 2022 Q1 grantees, of which we have 11 sports-based youth development organizations. Here’s a little bit about them.

Q1 2022 Youth Development Organizations

New York Edge

One of the largest after school programs in the New York metro area, this youth development organization aims to bridge the opportunity gap faced by children in underprivileged communities through academics, health and wellness, self confidence, and leadership skills.

Harold Hunter Foundation

Created in memory of the legendary skateboarder Harold Hunter, this youth development organization aims to provide a network of support, opportunity, and advocacy for NYC youth to help them reach their full potential as not only skateboarders, but also young adults.

San Francisco Rebels

The Basketball Academy is for kids ages 6th-8th grade that are serious about basketball. They’ll study films, learn via intense court instruction, goal setting, games, personal tutoring, nutrition, team development, and more.

Baltimore Banners

This ice hockey team located in East Baltimore uses hockey as a vehicle to create opportunities and build a network for at-risk kids.

Youth Run NOLA 

This youth running organization aims to create opportunities for New Orleans young people to develop healthier lifestyles and network with the community through a structured environment, goal setting, and supportive relationships.

La Pine Soccer Academy

LA Pine Soccer Academy is a nonprofit youth soccer club seeking to teach players the four aspects of soccer: technique, tactics, and physical and psychosocial behavior.

Boston Lions Track Club

The Boston Lions Track Club seeks to empower youth in the Boston area through track and field and by instilling core values.

Sanneh Foundation

Through educational attainment and in-school and after-school support, the Sanne Foundation aims to empower youth and improve young people’s lives.

Excite All Stars

Excite All Stars has served over 6,500 families in 15 years by providing a support system and exposure to all-in-one All Star experiences in leadership, academics, the arts, and athletics.

RallyCap Sports Defiance College

RallyCap Sports—an organization that provides recreational sports for children and young adults with special needs—recently opened its newest chapter in Ohio.

Atlanta Police League

The Atlanta Police League is a non-profit organization aiming to provide a safe environment for youth to reach their full potential—using athletics and more.

Nominate an Organization

If you know an incredible sports-based youth development organization that deserves a FundPlay grant, nominate them here.

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Melissa Wickes

Melissa Wickes is a Copywriter for LeagueApps with years of experience writing for parenting publications, marketing blogs, and more within the content marketing space. When Melissa isn't writing, she's eating pasta or playing the guitar.
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