The Every Kid Sports Pass.

The online, youth sports scholarship platform helping low-income families cover the cost of youth sports registration fees. 

Simple. Private. Fast. Inclusive. For over a decade, we’ve helped thousands of low-income families get and keep their kids playing youth sports. We believe every kid deserves the chance to play sports, and the Every Kid Sports Pass levels the paying field to playing youth sports.

Every Kid Sports Pass Qualifications & Specifics

Ages and Verifications
Kids, 4-18 years of age, who have supporting documents for Free and Reduced Lunch, SNAP, ACA Insurance Programs, and/or WIC, qualify.

Frequency of Applying
Families can apply four times a year, per child, to ensure year-round participation.

How-to & Timing
Our online application process is simple, private, and fast, with applications being granted within 7-14 days.*

Variety
Kids are encouraged to play multiple sports to develop well-rounded skills, physical conditioning, and diverse social connections.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the application process qualifications?
  1. In partnership with Julia Love Pritt Foundation and NBPA Foundation, Every Kid Sports is providing funding to low-income families throughout the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming) and Arizona.
  2. The Pass is available to kids 4-18 years old participating in recreational after-school sports programs.
  3. Youths, parents, guardians, or advocates apply online for the Every Kid Sports Pass.
  4. We are providing the Every Kid Sports Pass to assist with registration fees, for your chid’s sport activities of choice.
  5. Checks or payment will be made out to the organization offering the activity. Checks will be sent to the youth sports organization.
  6. The Every Kid Sports Pass is available to all families who can provide an enrollment letter for Free/Reduced lunch and living in the Northwest or AZ.
  7. Families must present, at the time of registration, one of the following up-to-date documents:
    1. Free / Reduced Lunch verification letter
    2. SNAP enrollment document
    3. WIC enrollment document
    4. Foster child paperwork
    5. Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for Migrant Education Programs
What is the maximum grant amount?

Our goal is to provide financial assistance to as many families as we can. Therefore, we have placed a cap at $150 per sports registration fee*, to keep your child in the game. Families are required to pay at least $10 of the registration fee or the balance if the fee is greater than $160.
*Leagues/Programs are not to exceed $500 for a minimum of three months of participation.

How often can I apply for a grant?

Every Kid Sports will approve one Every Kid Sports Pass per child per season. A “Season,” is considered a three month time period. Thus, you can reapply every 3 months per child. 

We encourage multi-sport athletes! 

Can I pre-apply for an up coming season?

Applications requesting funds beyond three months in advance will be declined to allow current season applications to be reviewed.

Can an advocate, counselor, teacher, etc. apply for a child?

Yes, our application is set up that a third party can apply for the child.

A parent/family email is required and must be different from applicants email if you are not the parent/guardian.

You must provide your relationship to the child you are applying for in the application. 

 

Can I apply for reimbursement?

No, applications will not be approved for previously paid fees, reimbursement or to an individual person. 

Does each child need an application in the same family?

Yes. Please create an application for each kid that you are requesting funds for.

How quickly will I receive the grant?
  • Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.
  • Checks will be mailed out the within two business days following approval.
EKS requires families pay a minimum of $10 toward registration fees
*Leagues/Programs are not to exceed $500 for a minimum of three months of participation.
What if I no I longer have proof of Free/ Reduced Lunch form or other

Contact your school or school district to receive a copy of your letter.

or

Use another form of documentation to complete your application: *

  • SNAP Enrollment Letter
  • WIC Enrollment Letter
  • Foster care letter
  • ACA Insurance Plan

*All documentation must be current and contain the athletes name, date/s, and government organization/program/school

All applications submitted without qualified documentation will be automatically declined. 

What if the athlete attends a CEP school?

ONLY for athletes attending a CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) school:
Please submit a copy of one of the following to your application:*

  • SNAP Enrollment Letter
  • WIC Enrollment Letter
  • Current Foster care letter
  • ACA Insurance program

*All documentation must be current and provide the athletes name, date/s, and government organization/program/school

All applications submitted without qualified documentation will be automatically declined. 

Our season has been cancelled

If your season has been cancelled please contact Every Kid Sports immediately. We will void payment to your YSO/School as well as your application. Once we have voided the previous application, we encourage you to apply again with the new sport or YSO your child wishes to participate with. 

Can I transfer my funds to a different league?

If your child no longer wishes to play in the league in which the application states please contact Every Kid Sports immediately. We will void payment to your YSO/School as well as your application. Once we have voided the previous application, we encourage you to apply again with the new sport or YSO your child wishes to participate with.

Please note, if your season has already started and/or we cannot receive a refund from the YSO/School we will not be able to redistribute the funds. You will be eligible to reapply for a new Every Kid Sports Pass in three months. 

Approved Sport Season Length

An approved sport season is six weeks or longer. If your sport season is less than six weeks your application will not qualify for the Every Kid Sports Grant. 

Do Sports Camp Qualify?

No, the Every Kid Sports Pass will not be awarded for Camp-like programs, after-school daycare programs, or short-term programs. Programs less than 6 weeks are considered camps and will not be approved for funding. 

Do Club Teams Qualify?

No, the Every Kid Sports Pass will not be granted to cover Club, Elite, or Performance Training. 

Does my Travel Team Qualify?

No, the Every Kid Sports Pass will not be granted for Travel Teams or Travel Expenses. 

Who is the check written out to?

Checks will be written out to the youth sports organization or the school that the child will be participating with; indicated in Section 3 of the Online Application.

Checks will not be made out to an individual, parent/guardian, and/or used for previously paid fees.

Where is the check mailed to?

Checks will be mailed directly to the youth sports organization, please notify your YSO/School that we will be sending them your check, or forward your award email to your YSO/School.

What organizations can I use the grant at?

Youth sports organizations or schools should accept the grant. EKS provides your Youth Sports Organization two options for payment; a check or ACH payment. 

Please direct youth sports organizations and schools unfamiliar with EKS who have questions regarding payment or need confirmation to emails: [email protected] or call (541)508-3966.

Please check with your school or YSO if you typically register online, there is usually a person within your organization who can help you register in person. We will not write checks to individuals.
Leagues/Programs are not to exceed $500
What if my league registration is done online?

Please check with your school or YSO if you typically register online, there is usually a person within your organization who can help you register in person. We will not write checks to individuals. 

The host organization says they haven't heard from Every Kid Sports

More than likely the email entered in the application for the YSO/school was entered incorrectly or the contact information has changed. Please send an email to Every Kid Sports or connect Every Kid Sports with the main contact person at the YSO or school.

Why did I receive less than I requested?

We try to award as many families as possible. In doing so you may be awarded less than you requested. Our goal is to continually provide The Pass and keep kids playing sports. To do so, we need your help! Please check with your YSO/School to ensure you know your cost of registration only.

Additionally, we check submitted applications with YSO and schools to ensure the requested amount on your application is the correct amount due. Including reduced pricing for Free/Reduced Lunch, low-income, previously paid fees, etc. We also do not pay fees related to uniforms, travel, ASB cards, etc.

We will deduct any added fees from your request or decline your application entirely. Repeat offenders will not be approved for future “Sportsidies.”

Am I guaranteed a grant if I apply?

As resources allow, Every Kid Sports Passes are granted on a first-come-first-serve basis for all qualified youth.

What if my check is lost?

Please contact EKS by email or by phone at 541-508-3966.

If we have place a stop payment on your check and resend, the amount to stop payment will come out of the amount awarded. 

What if I cannot use the grant as originally intended on my application?

Please contact Every Kid Sports by email or by phone at 541-508-3966. We can help work out a plan to use the grant for a future program.

Funding the Every Kid Sports Pass

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As a community.

You’re a purpose-driven member of your community that wishes to make a positive impact. With the Every Kid Sports Pass, you can. Imagine rallying other members of your community–friends, and family, local leaders and businesses–to fund an Every Kid Sports Pass for underserved kids in your community.

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As an individual.

It’s important to you to give back to that which has provided you meaning and purpose over the course of your life. Is there a better way to do so than providing a under-resourced kid the financial solid to engage in the benefits of organized sports and the memories that come with it?

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