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LiFEsports Initiative

$36,125
144%
Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
159 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 23, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Help Us Take LiFEsports Virtual!

Although our giving page is no longer active, you can still donate. If you would like to provide any additional support to our project, please do so here.

For the past 12 years, LiFEsports has been using sport to empower over 6,000 young people in our community. The LiFEsports Initiative recognizes that youth sports are about much more than playing ball – it’s about giving young people skills they can use both on and off the field. That’s why LiFEsports uses athletics to teach youth valuable life skills.

Each summer, the LiFEsports Initiative provides a free, four-week summer camp to over 600 young people. This year, due to COVID, our program must pivot to provide a remote summer camp experience. 

We are creating a virtual home-based program utilizing ‘Sport in a Bag’ and are hoping to serve 1,000 kids. Over a 6-week period, each child will receive a bag every two weeks with different sports equipment designed to keep them active and engaged.  

In addition to sports and fitness equipment, LiFEsports will provide access to virtual pre-recorded sport and fitness activities and live Chalk Talk lessons that will focus on four critical social skills that will help youth grow and mature: Self-control, Effort, Teamwork and Social Responsibility, or S.E.T.S. It is clear that LiFEsports programming is even more crucial today given these increasingly stressful circumstances and challenges.

Your support is critical to ensuring that this Buckeye tradition continues. Your gift today will help LiFEsports continue to impact our community one child at a time. 

Levels
Choose a giving level

$25

Chalk Talk Supplies

Provide Chalk Talk Supplies for One Child

$50

Participation Incentives

Provide participation incentives for one child - Ohio State water bottle, hat, t-shirt and MVP medal

$100

Send a Child to Camp

Provide one child access to virtual camp for 6 weeks - covers all supplies and materials

$250

Parent Support Session

Provide funding for one parent/guardian session

$500

Videography for 1 Sport

Provide funds to support the professional filming of a series of sport instructional videos for one sport

$1,000

Send 10 Children to Camp

Provide ten children with the opportunity to participate in the virtual camp - includes supplies and materials

$2,000

Raffle Prizes

Provide funding for raffle prizes for children who complete virtual camp activities

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