Kids 4 Sports helps remove financial barriers so all kids can participate in team sports, regardless of ability to pay. We provided support to the Menlo Atherton Pop Warner Football League to help scholarship kids get the appropriate equipment and afford the registration fees to play this season. This summer Kids 4 Sports also supported an East Palo Alto AAU basketball team to travel to Las Vegas to play in the western regional basketball playoffs. Kids 4 Sports continues to help pay for coaches, referees, and equipment for co-ed volleyball, girls and boys basketball, and spring soccer for the Ravenswood City School District and other local communities.
• Athletes are less likely to drop out of school show more effort in class, are better prepared, and complete their homework. (NEA Today, 2001)
• Athletes have higher self-esteem. Positive self-esteem is key to psychological well-being. Children who have positive self-esteem are better able to cope with wins and losses in sports and in life. (Anita Gurian, Ph.D., NYU Langone Medical Center)
• Girls who participate in sports: