Record 18 Youth Development Programs Awarded FundPlay Grants from LeagueApps

Jul 29, 2021

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Sports-based youth development organizations from 10 different states secure lifetime free access to LeagueApps technology and the NextUp professional development community

 

Application deadline for Q3 2021 submissions is August 31; Apply today at FundPlay.org

 

July 29, 2021, New York, NY – LeagueApps, the operating system and community for youth and local sports, announced a record-setting 18 new FundPlay grants were awarded to sports-based youth development (SBYD) programs across the United States. These grants include lifetime access to LeagueApps software, cash awards, and a variety of other benefits and resources to provide capacity-building support, including the NextUp community platform.

 

2021 Q2 FundPlay Grantees, listed by location, are below:

 

CALIFORNIA

Hollywood Police Activities League

Street Soccer USA – Bay Area

Street Soccer USA – LA

 

CONNECTICUT

All Access Training

 

FLORIDA

FCC USA

Tampa Bay Rattlers

 

ILLINOIS

All Kids Play

Hockey on Your Block

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Beat The Streets New England

Boston United Track Club

 

MINNESOTA

Duluth Rookie Basketball Association

 

NEW YORK

DREAM

Fast Feet NYC

Fencing in the Park

Ice Hockey in Harlem

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Queen City Volleyball Academy

 

OHIO

ABC Cincy

 

TENNESSEE

Operation Get Active

 

“Through the past 18-plus months of a pandemic we’ve continuously seen examples of how we’re better together, particularly through the power of sport,” said Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Head of Community & Impact at LeagueApps and President, FundPlay. “It’s also symbolic to how we’ve modeled our FundPlay program. Our commitment to providing technology and community in perpetuity to these amazing sports-based youth development programs ensures we’re able to build better, and stronger, together for the kids and families they serve.”

 

What is FundPlay?
FundPlay, an Aspen Project Play Champion, was founded by LeagueApps to support youth sports organizations and foster sports experience opportunities for young people from underserved communities. FundPlay has impacted more than 250,000 kids, more than halfway to its goal of reaching 500,000 kids by the end of 2022.

 

2021 Q2 FundPlay Grantees

  • ABC Cincy – Executive director Sally Grimes guides this program to ensure that Cincinnati Public School students participate in activities beyond the classroom that will help them develop the skills they need to succeed in life. abccincy.org
  • All Access Training – Led by co-founders Adham Conaway, Alex Conaway and Trent Valdez, the organization guides middle and high school student-athletes to reach their full potential personally, academically, and athletically. Its purpose is for student-athletes to optimize their experiences and future opportunities to the fullest through establishing a foundation of personal skills, knowledge, and self-awareness. allaccess203.org
  • All Kids Play – Under the leadership of co-founders Jasmine Hodari and Jason Schmitz, All Kids Play is on a mission to increase quality youth sports participation by providing financial assistance to families and communities that lack sufficient resources and provide education on safe and healthy sports-related play. allkidsplay.org
  • Beat The Streets New England – CEO Bior Guigni: “​​Our mission is to give kids a fighting chance! Using wrestling as a tool and motivator we teach our youth to successfully overcome socio-economic injustices.btsne.org
  • Boston United Track Club – Founded in 2011, BUnited provides athletes an outlet to express themselves and discover the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle through participation in track and field. bostonunitedtrackclub.com
  • DREAM – Led by Richard Berlin, DREAM provides youth with opportunities to play, learn, and grow on its mission to level the field by empowering all children to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. wearedream.org
  • Duluth Rookie Basketball Association – Captains Bryan & Teri Ellison guide this program’s focus on a holistic approach to training the body, mind (attitude) and heart (effort). Through a fun sports experience, foundational individual and team skills are developed to benefit youth in sport and in everyday life.  DRBA website
  • Fast Feet NYC – Founded by Suzie Clinchy, Fast Feet NYC has a mission to make athletics, nutrition, and social development accessible and inclusive by providing adaptive running programs, nutrition classes, and social skills groups for schools and communities that serve individuals of all abilities. fastfeetnyc.com
  • FCC USA – Through its belief in “Soccer With Heart,” FCC USA dreams of a world where each child and young person makes good decisions for their life, regardless of the conditions of their environment. fccusa.org
  • Fencing in the Park – Two-time Olympian Nzingha Prescod leads this program in introducing under-resourced communities to the sport of fencing and its principles of fitness, discipline, focus, strategic thinking and problem-solving. fencinginthepark.org
  • Hockey on Your Block – A women-driven initiative led by executive director Laura Langen, Hockey on Your Block seeks to build inclusive communities around hockey, championing academics, and having fun in a safe environment. hockeyonyourblock.org
  • Hollywood Police Activities League – Under the leadership of executive director Kitty Gordillo, this program drives positive community change by partnering with LAPD and school-aged youth in programs that celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion and inspire personal excellence, social awareness, and civic engagement. hollywoodpal.org
  • Ice Hockey in Harlem – Program director Malik Garvin, a program alumnus, guides the organization’s aim to support and develop determined, resilient, and confident youth by offering high-quality ice hockey programming, as well as off-ice programming that exposes young people in Harlem to educational experiences. icehockeyinharlem.org
  • Operation Get Active – Director Peter Woolcock leads this health initiative that uses the game of soccer to encourage Chattanooga’s youth to live active, healthy lifestyles, driven by its belief that the sport is a universal language that has the ability to engage children in leadership, teamwork, and communication. operationgetactive.org
  • Queen City Volleyball Academy – Coaches and Co-founders Crystal Redfern and Justin Lyons aim to channel the power within the game of volleyball to build great young people — and great athletes — who will make an impact in their communities, today and into tomorrow. qcva.org
  • Street Soccer USA, Bay Area & LA – Through its national program mission to fight poverty and empower underserved communities through soccer, SSUSA Bay Area & LA bring programs to kids 6-18 years old, as well as special needs populations including homeless families, adults and people in recovery. streetsoccerusa.org
  • Tampa Bay Rattlers – The program mission is to close the racial disparity of African Americans in softball, empower young African American girls through mentorship, and provide them with valuable tools so they can be successful. tbrattlerssb.org

 

For more information on the LeagueApps program and to apply for a grant, please visit FundPlay.org.

 

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