Category Archives: “Sports Equal..” Blog

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sports equal…supporting kids choice

We are excited to introduce our newest board member and champion, Nick Swisher, former MLB ALL Star and World Series Champion. Nick’s enthusiasm and experience as an athlete, parent, and coach will bring a unique perspective to our team and our mission of supporting kids’ choice and multi-sport athletes. Nick is determined to make sure […]

sports equal…lessons in diversity

Teandra Pitts, team manager and treasurer of the Pasadena Giants football league, is helping parents in her community apply for the Every Kid Sports Pass. Teandra takes her laptop to the park everyday to encourage families to apply and to show them how simple the application process is to navigate. “I tell everyone I know. […]

sports equal…lessons in philanthropy

LaTarence Dunbar Bey, former NFL Player and NFL Alumni Ambassador is a philanthropist, coach and consultant, and our newest champion at Every Kid Sports. Using sport as a vehicle for his philanthropy, LaTarence wants to make sure that kids are learning not only an athletic skill, but business skills and philanthropy as well. “The truth […]

sports equal…athlete empowerment

Brandon Wimbush, a former collegiate athlete who played football for both University of Notre Dame and University of Central Florida in Orlando, says he wouldn’t be where he is today if it weren’t for his participation in youth sports and his supporting cast. “I am from a single parent home, and throughout my life, I […]

sports equal…seven sporty kids

Elissa Fernandez, mom of seven sporty kids. Elissa Fernandez didn’t play sports growing up, but she can see the impact that sports participation has had on her kids and fully supports the crazy schedule of having seven kids involved in everything from dance to swimming to football. Her oldest son, Gabriel, got the family started […]

sports equal…advocacy

Dillon Shije, Advocate for Native American Health and Wellness Dillon Shije, professional runner, has fond memories of running and racing as a kid, growing up in Zia Pueblo Indian Reservation in rural New Mexico. “I wasn’t very fast to start out with, but I really enjoyed the camaraderie that we had, competing against kids from […]

sports equal…hard work on and off the field

Angelo and Gauge Orozco Early this year we held a writing contest and asked some kids to submit an essay about why they love sports. Angelo Orozco’s submission was one of our team favorites because he mentioned in his essay how sports helps him deal with negative emotions and we were impressed that he was […]

sports equal…success in leadership

Igniting leadership through charitability: Ignite Visibility. Every Kid Sports is thrilled to have been chosen as a beneficiary of Ignite Visibility’s Charitability Fund! Ignite Visibility, a premiere digital marketing agency, has made a generous $10,000 contribution towards the Every Kid Sports, “We Pay. Kids Play.” national fundraising campaign in February. We met up with Krish […]

sports equal…skills that are applicable to a healthy life

Meet Gordon Heneweer, Board Member of Every Kid Sports. Gordon Heneweer, Board Member of Every Kid Sports, took some time to talk with us about his passion for sports and his experience playing sports as a kid. “It was simple then. A dozen buddies from the neighborhood would ride bikes to the park, and we […]