Making Sports More Accessible for All

We believe that everyone should be able to play, but children from underserved communities often miss out on this opportunity. That’s why we created FundPlay, providing technology, training, and support to sports-based youth development programs across the country.

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We Only Win When Everyone Can Play

Youth sports has an accessibility problem. Studies show that kids from low-income families are only half as likely to participate in youth sports as kids from higher-income families, and the COVID-19 pandemic only furthered this divide.

We created FundPlay to help ensure that kids can start and continue playing. Every year, we provide SBYDs with grants for LeagueApps software, giving them the opportunity to manage their programs free of charge. If we can help these SYBDs run their operations, our hope is that they’ll have more time and resources to invest back into their kids and communities.

In 2019, we pledged 1% of our revenue to impact
500,000 kids by the end of 2022.

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How We’re Solving the Accessibility Problem

Technology

We provide sport-based youth development organizations with free software licenses, cash grants, and professional development in order to ensure accessibility for all.

Community

By facilitating collaboration between club and travel organizations, pro leagues and teams, and sports-based youth development organizations, we are engaging our community to address issues of accessibility and participation.

Advocacy

As members of the PLAY Sports Coalition’s Steering Committee, we took our efforts to Capitol Hill as the COVID-19 pandemic put sports on pause, fighting for economic relief for youth sports organizations and families. We continue to advocate for change, most recently by lobbying for the allocation of mobile sports betting revenue towards SBYDs.

Who We Support

We work with mission-aligned nonprofit and sports-based youth development organizations across the country. Our FundPlay partners are focused on improving outcomes for at-risk youth and are passionate about building healthy communities.
Harlem Lacrosse

To provide opportunities, relationships, and experiences that activate the skills and traits to put youth on a path to success as students, athletes, and citizens.

America Scores Cleveland

America SCORES Cleveland inspires Cleveland youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.

Peaceplayers

At PeacePlayers we use the power of sport to unite, educate and inspire young people to create a more peaceful world.

South Bronx United

South Bronx United uses soccer as a tool for social change, aiming to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond.

Rally Cap Sports

To provide recreational sports for children and young adults with special needs through a volunteer-driven community.

L.E.A.D.

To empower an at-risk generation to lead and transform their city of Atlanta by using the sport of baseball to teach Black boys how to overcome three curveballs that threaten their success: crime, poverty and racism.

Denver Metro League

Denver Metro League strives to provide middle school athletic opportunities high-quality and low-cost to students that emphasize participation, sportsmanship, and well-being.

Police Athletic League

The Police Athletic League, together with NYPD and the law enforcement community, supports and inspires New York City youths to realize their full individual potential as productive members of society through sports.

FundPlay by the Numbers
300+

Youth Sports Communities Using LeagueApps at No Cost

250,000+

Kids Impacted by FundPlay Programs to Date

150,000+

Donated to Mission-Aligned Nonprofit and Sports-Based Youth Development Organizations