Too many kids have been priced out of playing youth sports.
At Every Kid Sports, we believe every kid deserves the chance to play sports. Why? The positive impact and outcomes experienced through participation, that’s why. Be it social connection, mental/emotional well-being, or physical development, so much is in play.
The #1 barrier keeping kids from income-restricted families out of youth sports is cost. By offering youth sports scholarships and helping families pay a portion of registration fees required for youth sports participation, we’re providing access to everyone and everything in play.
We pay. Kids play.
We partner with individuals and organizations to fund our Every Kids Sports Pass. The Pass serves qualifying families who could use a little help with money for sports. We encourage families to apply four times per year, per kid for our youth sport scholarship, allowing for multi-sport experiences and kid choice.
Our dream is to help 100,000 kids from low-income families play youth sports. Together, we’ll make that dream their reality.
Choose your participation path.
Our solution: The Every Kid Sports Pass.
Provides youth sports scholarships to qualifying families.
Encourages the development of multi-sport participation.
Provides kids the choice of what sport they’d like to play.
Our Every Kid Sports Pass removes financial barriers to youth sports participation. It provides income-restricted families sports scholarships
up to four times a year, per child, for participation in sports of their child’s choice.
Playing multiple sportsexposes kids to greater physical literacy, better socialization, and greater enjoyment in being physically and emotionally active through sports. It prepares them for a lifetime of activity, connection, and positive experiences.
Kids 4-18 in the game
(44% girls, 56% boys)
Sports and activities chosen
States where kids have been positively impacted
85¢ of every dollar donated goes towards the paying of recreational youth sports grants / scholarships for qualifying kids from income-restricted families.
A high-level overview of what we do and why we do it.
The cost of playing.
$11 return on investment for every dollar spent.
Researchers* estimate the average benefit-cost ratio for Social Emotional Learning interventions is 11 to 1. This means that, on average, for every $1 invested in sports, there is a return of $11 due to improved health and increased work and earnings, as well as reductions in substance abuse, crime, and incarceration.
The average child spends less than three years playing a sport, having to quit by age 11.
Cost is the issue. 33.4% of kids ages 6 to 12 from homes with $25,000 or less were physically inactive, compared to just 9.9% of kids from $100,000+ homes.
A message from our
Executive Director, Natalie Hummel.
Every Kid Sports origins.
Co-founder and Executive Director Natalie Hummel shares the motivation for the formation of Every Kid Sports.