How to apply for the Every Kid Sports Pass

We highly recommend watching this how-to video to ensure a smooth application process. 

Apply today for the Every Kid Sports Pass – a youth sports grant
to help cover registration fees.

Does your child qualify?

For your child to take advantage of the Every Kid Sports Pass, they must meet these requirements:

Proof the child is currently receiving Medicaid, SNAP or WIC benefits.

Provide the child’s document or letter that shows the following:

  • The child’s name
  • The child is actively enrolled showing dates within 12 months of the current date

Physical cards for Medicaid, SNAP or WIC that do not provide current dates and the child’s name will not be approved.

Age 4 – 18.

The child must be between the ages of 4 – 18 year old.

Recreational sports only

Only recreation-level youth sports will be approved.

Club, Elite, Select, Travel, Tournament, Semi-pro are not eligible. individual training and/or programs that cost more than $500 will not be approved.

Requests for equipment and/or travel will be declined.

Season is at least 4 weeks in duration.

  • Programs that are less than 4 weeks long do not qualify.
  • Camps, personal training, tournaments, gym memberships, or performance training do not qualify.

How payment works:

You’ll be issued a Chek™ VISA debit card.

Upon approval, you’ll be issued a Chek™ digital VISA debit card to pay up to $150 towards your child’s youth sports registration fees.

Parents are required to pay $10 of the registration fee.

You are required to pay at least $10 towards each child’s registration fees.

Your league will need to be able to take two payments at your registration.

Can your league process your VISA card.

Ask your league if they are able to:

  • Charge a split payment
  • Create a payment plan you can use two cards with
  • Allow you to pay in two installments
  • Have a league or team account with PayPal or Square to take the payment

Note: Venmo, Cash App, Xoom, Zelle, and other personal money transfering apps are not approved with your Chek account.

What is Chek™?

Chek is the financial institution that will be funds and monitors each VISA card. Chek can only be used at the youth sports organization listed in your application. Your card will only be approved to spend what has been awarded to the card.

Attempts to access funds not specified in your application or abuse of funds will result in a retracted funds.

Applications take 5-7 business days to be reviewed.

Your Chek™ VISA card will take 3-4 business days to be funded


Additional questions?

We highly recommend reading through the FAQ to ensure your application is approved the first time.


You’re ready to apply!

Every Kid Sports aims to approve all qualified kids to play! We want to get your kid playing this season and every season. Help us help you by reading through the FAQ so your application can be approved the first time.


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