Amplified voices that share, support,
and shout out our mission.

The Every Kid Sports Champion program is an opportunity to give back to youth sports. As an advocate for the equality of youth sports, and the inherent benefits that can come through participation in youth sports, an Every Kid Sports Champion uses their voice to help strengthen ours, amplifying the impact we have on ensuring every kid gets the chance to play, develop, and be positively influenced through sports.

Becoming a Champion.

We’ve made it easy to become an Every Kid Sports Champion. These three “champion challenges” are sure to amplify your impact and leave you feeling fulfilled. Accept one, two, or all three of these challenges. The choice is yours.

Socialization.

Amplify awareness through engaging with Every Kid Sports social media, as well as share on your own platforms.

Identification.

Share with your world why you’re choosing to champion Every Kid Sports by recording and sharing a video testimonial.

Advocation & Introduction.

Share the Every Kid Sports opportunity with your influential network as an opportunity to support an important social equality cause.

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Meet our Champions.

Samantha Arsenault Livingstone

Samantha Livingstone has impacted the world as an Olympic Gold Medalist, and now as a transformational speaker, high-performance consultant and mother of four. After a near-death experience with her then 12- month old daughter, Samantha knew it was time to pay forward all she’s learned about achievement, emotional agility, rising from failure and finding happiness.

Ashton Eaton

Ashton Eaton has impacted the world as an Olympian and now as a technology engineer. Born and raised in Central Oregon, he graduated from the University of Oregon in 2010 and started his professional athletic career as a Nike athlete. In 2012 broke the decathlon world record becoming the second person to break the 9000 point barrier. That same year he won the Olympic gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He broke the decathlon world record again in 2015 and the following year won the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, become the 3rd person in history to win back to back decathlon gold medals.

Sadie Maubet Bjornsen

2x Olympian | US Ski Team Member


“I am excited to be a champion of Every Kid Sports, as I believe that sport has brought me all the best opportunities and skills so far in my life.
It is through sport that I learned to not fear what I cannot do, but to make a working plan to get there. It is through sport that I learned falling is just a part of the process, only giving my legs more strength from getting back up. I am especially inspired to be a Champion for this great organization, as their mission is to ensure that all kids, regardless of their family income, have the chance to try. With this, every kid is given the opportunity to develop to entirely new levels of mental, physical, emotional and social strength!”

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Sadie Maubet Bjornsen is a member of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, the Alaska Pacific University Ski Team, and two Olympic Teams in 2014 and 2018.

Andy Newell

“I support Every Kid Sports because I know first hand the benefits of exercise and athletics. Kids who participate in sports will build confidence, have higher self-esteem, and are more likely to perform better in school and form strong relationships. Both the individual and team skills we learn through sports can help a child achieve anything so I am passionate about helping give this opportunity to all kids.”

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Andy Newell, from Shaftsbury Vermont, is a four-time Olympian and 16-year member of the U.S Ski Team. He currently is the head coach for the BSF Pro Team at the Bridger Ski Foundation in Bozeman, MT.

Molly Schaus

“I am excited to be a champion of Every Kid Sports because I’ve experienced the power of sport firsthand and want to help provide every child with those same experiences, regardless of their family’s background or financial status. More important than any wins or losses, trying new sports as a child helped me gain confidence in myself and surrounded me with a community of teammates and coaches that supported me on and off the field (or ice). The intangible lessons I learned through sport carried over into school, work, and ultimately helped shape the person I am today.” 

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Molly Schaus was a member of the U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team from 2008-2015. During that time, she won two Olympic Silver medals (2010 | 2014) and four IIHF World Championships. She is currently the Co-Founder and COO of Movement in a Box.

 

Christian Metzler

“I support Every Kid Sports as I have seen time and again the benefits sport has for athletes of all ages and abilities.  I was born without my right foot and have worn a prosthetic leg for my entire life.  My parents signed me up for soccer when I was just four years old and taught me to never use my perceived disability as an excuse to give up on a goal.  The determination, commitment, and teamwork that I sought to develop on the playing field impacted all aspects of my life and served as an example to others about what is possible when one puts their mind to a task.  The mission of Every Kid Sports is so critical because of the traits that are learned and the examples that are set when we are afforded the opportunity to participate in sport.  I am excited to serve as a Champion in that mission.”

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In 2012, Christian Metzler won the Inspireum Soccer Award in a search that sought to award an academic scholarship to the most inspirational high school soccer player in America. With the help of the scholarship, he attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 2016.  Following his graduation – Christian moved to New York City and picked up the sport of triathlon.  He has since completed five triathlons with goals of completing his first half Ironman distance in 2021.

Will Buxton

“Although never the most competitive or sporty of kids, looking back on my childhood I’ll forever be grateful for having had the opportunity to play a myriad of sports both at school and with my family and friends. Having been surrounded by and in awe of elite sportsmen and women for my whole career, I’ve seen at first hand the pivotal role sport can play in all our lives and how it can deeply influence our personal development in ways we might never have appreciated at the time. Only as we grow do we understand the lessons it teaches us, the resilience it can build and the wider appreciation it can provide.

 

It’s also vital for young people as a means of promoting positive physical and mental health, whilst also creating a focus for many whose direction might stand to be knocked off course without it.

 

But there’s a cost inherent with any hobby and any passion. Whether it’s as simple as a ball to have a kickabout, or an after school club to harness the skills you’ve learnt or the ability that resides inside you. That’s where Every Kid Sport comes in, and why I’m honoured to champion their cause.”

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Will Buxton is a sports broadcaster, journalist and author, familiar to fans throughout the world of top level international motorsport. In a career spanning the past 20 years, he’s covered everything from Indycar to the World Rally Championship, but is best known for his work in the paddocks and pit lanes of the Formula 1 World Championship, delivering the sport to the United States for SPEED and NBC for a decade before becoming the sport’s official Digital Presenter.

 

Will recently help an interview where he took kids questions about Formula 1. You can view it, here.

 

Naya Tapper

“I am a supporter of Every Kid Sports because I believe every child that wants to pursue a sport should be able to regardless of the circumstances. I was blessed to be financially able to participate in numerous sports growing up. Sports played a role in every aspect of my life and continues to do so to this day. It taught me confidence, discipline, how to interact with people, how to dream, and so much more.

Whatever I can do to give those same experiences to the life’s of others that are without, I will do. When presented the opportunity to serve as a champion to this organization and what they do and believe in, accepting was a no-brainer. I look forward to not only spreading awareness of the good deeds this organization is doing but also interacting with the very kids that will be positively affected by Every Kid Sports and their mission.

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Naya Tapper had her debut in Sao Paola, Brazil where she scored her first try on her first touch of the ball. She then went on to win player of the final for 2017 Sydney 7s. She made the dream team at the 2017 Sydney 7s, 2017 Vegas 7s, and the 2018 San Fran World Cup. She also played on the 2017 Ireland World Cup team for 15s where they placed 4th overall. Naya held the title of All Time Leading Try Scorer for the Women’s Eagles Sevens Team, with 86 tries in her career but currently holds 2nd All Time Leading try scorer for the women’s eagles. For the 2018-2019 season, the Eagles qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, which Naya will be competing for a spot in.