Sunshine, fresh air, the great out of doors, sports and recreation!
The sport of soccer has had a great social impact on youth all across the country. Many cities and small towns offer soccer through their summer recreational programs. The social impact is positive for both boys and girls. Businesses often contribute to the sport, and many help with the much-needed funding for camps, team clothing, shoes, shin guards, and soccer balls.
On a larger scale, nine years ago Rob and Lawrence Cann at the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte, NC, founded the Street Soccer USA. With the assistance of HELP USA, many street leagues have cropped up 8 major cities across the US. Their mission is to fight poverty and empower underserved communities through soccer. To use soccer as strategic lessons that translate the learnings of sports to real life.
Helping kids gear up for life
SOS Outreach provides youth with positive youth mentoring. They help kids gear up for life, by learning to become grounded in outdoor adventures.
They are not just teaching kids to snowboard, ski, hike, climb, and camp. SOS Outreach guides youth through a peer mentoring program that helps them connect with others and their community. Their goal is: ” to inspire our kids with a sense of purpose, ultimately preparing them with the unique skills and strengths to contribute to the world beyond themselves.”
With six full-time offices in three western states and a number of national partnerships with ski resorts and the US Forest Service, They are well known in the western part of the country. States like Utah, Nevada, California, Colorado. It’s through business support that these types of programs are running. There is a pretty impressive dedicated circle of givers, who give both in-kind and monetary support. Lots of opportunities to donate and get involved.
Founded in 1997 to give people with physical disabilities the same chance as anyone else to participate in competitive athletics or pursue active lifestyles. “It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances the quality of life. ”
Maybe this isn’t a sport or a recreational activity – yet! But if you ever put on a pair of bright red stiletto shoes and walked a mile in them, then you might be wondering if it should be. What does it take to get a bunch of guys to get out and “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes? Men of all ages and types put on spiked high heel shoes for a day and walk a mile to help build awareness of The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. The` sponsor walks worldwide. It supports a great cause and it’s also a blast to watch!
No matter which sport or recreational activity you sponsor, just know that your giving is helping others. It’s about more than yourself – it’s using what you can give to make the world a better place. Sometimes it is one person at a time. Sometimes it’s a team.