Category Archives: Sports

Grassroot Soccer

Grassroot Soccer PO Box 712 Norwich, Vermont 05055 United States Contact:  Pamela Miles, Events Coordinator pmiles@grassrootsoccer.org (802) 649-2900 Mission:  Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. Every $25 raised gives one at-risk youth access to Grassroot Soccer’s award-winning adolescent health programming and our Caring Coaches who change lives every day! Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project Opportunity:   For your mitzvah project, you have a number of options and we […]

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Simon’s Mitzvah Project

Simon’s Mitzvah Project with One World Futbols–the world’s most durable soccer ball designed to enable play anywhere and everywhere–for youth in disadvantaged communities. Simon is a soccer fanatic, so when it came time to select a volunteer project he could do for his bar mitzvah, raising unpoppable soccer balls for kids who don’t even have something as simple as a ball, was a natural fit. Through his campaign, Simon was able to raise 59 One World Futbols, and bring play to 1770 kids! Watch the video! Simon is one of many Bar/Bat Mitzvah students that has chosen to start a […]

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Got AED

www.gotaed.org PO Box 6, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania 19444 Contact: Samantha Krouse, Manager (610) 574-4532  samantha@gotaed.org GotAED, is a crowdfunding site dedicated to placing automated external defibrillators (AED devices) where kids learn and play. Sudden cardiac arrest isn’t just an adult thing. It is the number one killer of student athletes each year. An AED device is the only tool that can save someone in cardiac arrest, because it shocks the heart back into normal rhythm. GotAED makes it practical and affordable for youth-related facilities to raise money and acquire an AED device. From personal experience, we know that funding for AEDs can be […]

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SNAP

Snapclinics.org 10 Stoneybrook Way Morristown, New Jersey 07960 Contact:  Dr Alexandra Certner, (973) 538-7223, snapclinics@gmail.com Special Needs Athletic Programs (SNAP, Inc.) is a non-profit organization created to inspire youth to work together through athletics, peer mentoring activities, and educational programs. SNAP’s goals are to ultimately raise awareness about the impact students can make in the lives of children with autism and other disabilities. Over the years it became apparent to families with special needs children and autism that the traditional methods of inclusion have not met the needs of these children, and it was with this in mind that our organization was […]

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Rising Stars

Rising Stars 657 Commercial Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530 Contact:  Emily Ades (917) 750-1641 emily@risingstarsinc.org Our mission is to utilize the game of basketball as the vehicle to promote education, reinforce values and provide our youth with a safe environment to PLAY, LEARN and GROW. The ultimate goal of our programming is to provide structured, youth-centered activities which will provide participants with the skills and mindset to lower the ever-growing poverty rate, promote healthy living and focus on the rewards of academic success, developing leadership skills and building constructive relationships within the family, community and society as a whole. […]

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Mifalot

Mifalot 8 Halochamim Street POB 8400 Tel Aviv 61084, Israel Contact:  Michelle Pincus 973.945.2784 NJ Mifalot Ambassador, Michelle.pincus@yahoo.com Mifalot – Education & Society Enterprises, the largest organization in the Middle East that uses sports as a vehicle to enhance children’s’ self-confidence and bring social change to their communities. Mifalot is based in Israel, and our beneficiaries include children and youth from all over Israel, the surrounding regions and around the globe. Leveraging children’s universal passion for sports, our uniquely designed educational sports programs are created to teach essential life skills, develop an appreciation for diversity, embrace equality, and utilize community outreach to trigger social change. The beneficiaries of our many programs number over 25,000 annually […]

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iCan Shine

iCanShine.org PO Box 541 Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301 Contact our staff at (610) 647-4176 or email us at info@icanshine.org Our mission is to provide quality learning opportunities in recreational activities for individuals with disabilities.  By creating an environment where each person is empowered to maximize their individual abilities, everyone can shine!  We hold approximately 100 five day bike camps throughout North America each year, primarily in the summer.  To find a bike camp near you, please go to www.icanshine.org/find-a-program/. For your mitzvah or volunteer project, help for 90 minutes each day for 5 days to help a child with a disability […]

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Miracle League

MiracleLeague.com 1506 Klondike Rd., Suite 105, Conyers, GA  30094 Contact:  Stephanie Davis, Director (770) 760-1933 stephanie@miracleleague.com The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these children and adults arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries. But it’s more than playing a game. The Miracle League is about making new friends, […]

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The U.S. Soccer Foundation

The U.S. Soccer Foundation 1211 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 500 Washington, District of Columbia 20036 Contact:  Shaina Ross, Programs Manager  (202) 872-6656  sross@ussoccerfoundation.org The mission of the U.S. Soccer Foundation is to enhance, assist and grow the sport of soccer in the United States, with a special emphasis on underserved communities. We view soccer as a powerful vehicle for social change. By supporting the development of places to play, places to grow and places to learn, our goal is to ensure that children in underserved communities have easy and affordable access to quality soccer programs that support their physical and […]

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Horsham Challenger Little League

Horsham Challenger Little League 1020 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044 Contact: Stan Jaskiewicz, Challenger Coach, 215-241-8866, sjaskiewicz@lawsgr.com Although we teach baseball, that is just a means to our real goals: socialization and recreation for children with disabilities. We play noncompetitive games, with no outs or scoring. We want each player to learn that he or she can have fun being active and outdoors, which many families may not have known was possible for a child with a disability. Until registering their child in our league, parents often have been reluctant to let their child try any sports. Many parents and relatives of […]

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