Navigation Links
Good Sports celebrates 10-year anniversary with major milestone: 500,000 American kids equipped for physical activity
Date:5/22/2013

Quincy, MA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

In the past decade, more than 500,000 kids have hit the country’s fields and courts with donated uniforms, shoes, balls and other equipment, thanks to Good Sports, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit dedicated to partnering with manufacturers to provide youth with sporting goods. Now, the organization is celebrating the donation of $8.8 million in sports and fitness equipment over 10 years, as well as more than a half-million kids outfitted for physical activity.

An inaugural donation of 500 basketballs from Spalding, donated to local Boston-area sports organizations, kicked the program off in 2003. Since then, Good Sports has expanded from Massachusetts to 41 states across the country, serving youth in 22 diverse sports – from volleyball to boating, soccer to gymnastics. To date, the nonprofit has helped more than 1,000 youth sports teams, leagues and clubs, channeling donated sports equipment from top-of-the-line manufacturers to organizations in need. As a result, 69 percent of recipient organizations reported serving more youth, while 68 percent dropped participation costs for families; 64 percent started new athletic programs.

Melissa Harper and Christy Keswick, the organization’s executive duo and members of the founding team behind Good Sports, believe all kids deserve the chance to play, and receive the vast health and social benefits of regular activity, regardless of where they live and family income. Looking ahead, Harper and Keswick hope to build on the nonprofit’s impressive first decade of growth, as they believe at least five million more kids need help getting on the field.

“Physical activity is critical for child development, not only physically but academically and emotionally,” Good Sports CEO Melissa Harper said. “Kids from advantaged backgrounds should not be the o
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. MedSpring Offers Camp and Sports Physicals For $29
2. Sports May Be OK With Defibrillator, Study Says
3. Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle 20% Off at SportsFanPlayground.com
4. WWE 13; NWO Revolution; CM Punk Blu-ray Available For Order at SportsFanPlayground.com
5. Apple Products are Currently Marked Down at SportsFanPlayground.com
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops II Available for Order on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U in Various Versions at SportsFanPlayground.com
7. Kitchen Appliances up to 50% Off at SportsFanPlayground.com
8. Kutunga Celebrates National Physical Fitness And Sports Month
9. AED.com Now Offers Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Sports Packages
10. A magnetic Necklace for Sports Pain Relief Released by Pain Free Living
11. A Magnetic Bracelet for Sports Pain Relief Released by Pain Free Living
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2015)... NY (PRWEB) , ... August 01, 2015 , ... On ... cyberespionage group , who are thought to have been behind the attack on Anthem ... topics covered were zero day exploits, watering hole attacks and spear phishing campaigns. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... That’s ... What are the STASH awards? The Significant Technological Achievements in Secretive Horticulture (or ... as well as tried-and-true products that have stood the test of time. These ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Ticket Down is a ... going on in Chicago at Grant Park. The festival will end on Sunday, ... America to Chicago for the annual Lollapalooza. This unique and unbelievably popular festival ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Sculpted Contours Luxury Medical Aesthetics announces the ... Zeltiq Aesthetics released this new applicator in the United States as an upgrade ... outer thighs. The original applicator required a 2 hour treatment time. The ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Washington, PA (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... specialties, is excited to launch three new Board Exam Courses. , The additions ... Smartest Doc Board Exam Prep from MDLinx makes preparing for the exam easy and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 2Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 3Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 4Health News:The High Times S.T.A.S.H. Awards Are in, Guess Who Took Home the Prize for “Best Grow System” 2Health News:Cheap 2015 Lollapalooza Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Lollapalooza Tickets at Grant Park in Chicago for Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 3Health News:MDLinx Offers Three New Board Exam Prep Courses - Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Allergy/Immunology 2Health News:MDLinx Offers Three New Board Exam Prep Courses - Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Allergy/Immunology 3
... the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy ... ... AGI Dermatics presented,clinical research that indicates the 8-oxo-guanine DNA glycosylase (OGG1),encapsulated ... DNA repair, reducing MMP-1 secretion and increasing,collagen production in UV irradiated ...
... Uroplasty, Inc. (Amex:,UPI), a medical device company ... for the treatment of voiding dysfunction,announced today ... minimally invasive nerve stimulation device, designed for,office-based ... be,featured in three presentations at the Society ...
... Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Neurochem Inc. (NASDAQ:,NRMX; TSX: ... 2008, Dr.,Francesco Bellini, Neurochem,s Chairman, President and Chief ... of the new,nutraceutical business, will present Neurochem,s strategy ... be held at the Waldorf-Astoria, in New York,(NY). ...
... bedside manner as better informed patients make ever-increasing demands ... in clinical decisions that directly affect their care. ... Related Research, Dr. J. Bohannon Mason of the Orthocarolina ... at the changes in society, the population and technology ...
... incidence of malignancy, so women with this condition can ... to a new study by a team of researchers ... A fibroadenoma is a benign growth of the breast ... usually associated with breast cancer, and are often diagnosed ...
... 2008 Researchers at Pulmonary Associates today announced ... for Emphysema) Trial, an international, multi-center clinical trial ... a new, minimally invasive option for those suffering ... airway bypass, a catheter-based bronchoscopic procedure designed to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AGI Dermatics Data Indicates 8 Oxo-Guanine Repair Enzyme OGG1 Encapsulated in Liposomes, Reduces MMP-1, Increases Collagen and Enhances DNA Repair 2Health News:AGI Dermatics Data Indicates 8 Oxo-Guanine Repair Enzyme OGG1 Encapsulated in Liposomes, Reduces MMP-1, Increases Collagen and Enhances DNA Repair 3Health News:Studies on Urgent(R) PC to be Presented at the 2008 Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates Annual Symposium 2Health News:Neurochem to present at 2008 BIO CEO & Investor Conference - Presentation will be Web cast live 2Health News:Doctor who? Are patients making clinical decisions? 2Health News:Study finds patients with complex fibroadenomas can avoid surgery 2Health News:Researchers at Pulmonary Associates to study airway bypass procedure for severe emphysema 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. , July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... is voluntarily recalling one lot of Hydrochlorothiazide tablets 25 ... has been initiated as a precautionary measure due to ... bottle of the product. The risk ... a Hydrochlorothiazide tablet is the increased probability of experiencing ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced the appointment of ... Pincus LLC, to the Amgen Board of Directors. ... and the deep, global experience he brings in the biopharmaceuticals ... , chairman and chief executive officer of Amgen. "Fred,s breadth of ... Mr. Hassan has been Partner and Managing Director ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015  Growth of the ... as they bring former prescription users to the OTC ... Kline forecasts robust Rx-to-OTC switch activity over the ... emerging along with many new brands entering the market ... over the next five years (even those with low ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Due to the Potential Presence of Foreign Tablets 2Amgen Announces Appointment Of Fred Hassan To Board Of Directors 2Amgen Announces Appointment Of Fred Hassan To Board Of Directors 3Rx-to-OTC Switches -- Game Changers for the U.S. OTC Drugs Market through 2019, Sees Kline 2Rx-to-OTC Switches -- Game Changers for the U.S. OTC Drugs Market through 2019, Sees Kline 3
... comfortable, and you will too., ,To ... to avoid the knotty problems associated with ... consider the Dale® Tracheostomy Tube Holder. Available ... fastener tabs of the Dale® Tracheostomy Tube ...
... Designed for ease of use and patient ... smooth edges for comfort and is available ... to a perfect fit. For hard to ... trach collar to your specifications. Don't just ...
... Percutaneous Dilation Tracheostomy Kits allow ... tracheostomy tube using the widely ... of a single-stage curved dilator. ... without the Portex® Blue Line ...
... Per-fit™ flexible PVC tube with a tapered ... designed to reduce insertion force and more ... kit s unique obturator/dilator design is engineered ... an easier transition through the tissue into ...
Medicine Products: