Play has never been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated an already-existing gap for children’s access to sports and physical activity in low-income communities. Active play is vital to a child’s holistic development, but the cost to play keeps children in need on the sidelines.
Good Sports tackles the financial barrier to play by providing new sports/fitness equipment, apparel and footwear directly from the sporting goods companies, such as Under Armour and Nike, to youth organizations in low-income communities.
In response to the pandemic, our Restore Play initiative has provided $15 million in new equipment through at-home Play Packs and equipment for physically-distanced play. With nearly 80% of youth served being children of color, Good Sports makes an immediate impact on communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
The 2021 Boston Marathon team will support Good Sports’ mission to increase access to play for children in need in Boston and across the country. Thank you for helping us Restore Play for children in need!