Posts tagged "FundPlay"

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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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Summer Bridge: Designing an App with NYC Youth

In late August, LeagueApps had the opportunity to participate in the Summer Bridge Program in NYC. With over 50 non-profit partners and a goal of placing 35,000 low-income students aged 14-24, this is the nation’s largest youth employment program!  The Summer Bridge program prioritizes low-income,…

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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: Shamil Idriss

If you’ve been following LeagueApps for a while, you know that we believe in the power of sport to unify people and transform communities. So as a part of our recent OTAs (short for “Organized Team Activities”), we invited Shamil Idriss, CEO of Search for…

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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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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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Sport for Good, Sport as Good: Collective Impact Headlines First Laureus USA Town Hall

LeagueApps is a mission-driven organization. It’s clear when you take a look at the evidence—values hanging from the ceiling of the office, FundPlay supporting non-profits who serve kids with limited access to sports, the shoutouts for “team” and “grit” and “student of the game” at…

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FundPlay Honors Five Remarkable Organizations

Our recent NextUp 2019 Youth Sports Industry Conference brought together organizers, entrepreneurs, athletes, and tech experts from all across the country. Dozens of presentations and breakouts afforded our audience the opportunity to learn from and interact with some of the very best in the youth…

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Non-Profit Thriving With The Help Of FundPlay

At LeagueApps, we’re helping make sports happen, and we believe everyone has the right to play. That’s why we started FundPlay. Through donations of our software, resources, and time, we’re committed to making sports accessible to anyone who wants to play. We’re fortunate to partner…