On April 28th, BDN sponsored a table at the 14th annual Legends of the Ball hosted by Good Sports. Good Sports helps give all children the lifelong benefits of sports and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel, and footwear to those most in need. This past weekend approximately $550,000 was raised and will help even more children be active, and stay active!
Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. Through the support of various funders and corporate organizations alike, Good Sports is able to provide a diverse range of sporting equipment, apparel, and footwear to many different community organizations on a year round basis. By working closely with teams, coaches, athletic directors, and community leaders throughout North America, Good Sports is able to focus on each organization’s respective hardships by providing donations aimed at fulfilling their specific equipment and apparel needs.
Good Sports main objectives are to increase participation rates in youth sports while maintaining the athletes the currently serve. They also help lower participation fees and develop new programs within the community. Youth sports participation rates have been in a steady decline across the nation over the past decade. Budget cuts to athletic departments and physical education programs in schools throughout the country are increasing as well. As a result, more and more kids are forced to sit on the sidelines each year and the immense benefits that youth sports can provide often go unrealized. With the help of Good Sports and all of their wonderful employees, their mission is to change that, and we at Black Diamond Networks are thrilled to be a part of such a great cause!
If you would like to get involved with Good Sports, or make a donation check out their website below!