Posts tagged "accessibility"

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A New Kind of Collaborative Model: How We’re Partnering with WeCoach to Connect Clubs and SYBDs and Create Change

In 2019, only 38% of kids ages 6-12 played sports regularly, and kids from lower-income families were half as likely to play sports as those from higher-income families. These accessibility issues have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.   When we launched FundPlay in…

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How A Decision To Withhold NYC Parks Permits Puts Kids At Risk

With continued uncertainty surrounding school reopenings, scholastic-based and after-school programs – and the kids they serve – are facing the immediate possibility of losing access to safe and affordable play spaces. This only increases the importance of local parks to fill those gaps and create…

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Difference Makers: Luke Sims & RallyCap Sports

July is Disability Pride Month in New York City, and this past Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act. This is a time to recognize the progress we’ve made for people with disabilities, acknowledge how much more needs to be done,…

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Innovation in Youth Hockey: A Conversation with the NHL’s Rob Knesaurek

The COVID-19 pandemic brought youth sports to a standstill across the country, and in the process compelled organizers to take on new responsibilities all while adapting on the fly. This forced pause also presented the entire youth sports community with an opportunity to innovate and…

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Your Organization’s Opportunity in “SPORTS FOR ALL”

Sports have always been a vehicle for change.  As thousands of people from across racial, ethnicity, age, and political lines take to the streets to challenge racism and inequity, athletes, leagues, and teams are leading by example. NASCAR has abolished the Confederate Flag, the NFL…

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Recap: Collaborative Models for Equity and Accessibility

There is a growing accessibility gap in youth sports that will only be exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. Entities like the PLAY Sports Coalition and others are showing that there is power in collaboration over competition in order to ensure that all kids have access…

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Partner Spotlight: A Move Towards Kindness in Youth Sports

This forced pause on youth and local sports has pushed our community to consider what the future of youth sports will look like.  Beyond the short term changes of temperature checks and face masks, there are more significant potential long-term changes in store – increased…