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LiFEsports Initiative 2016

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Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
86 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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LiFEsports Initiative 2016

Sports empower young people. The activity, camaraderie and lessons learned lead to longer, healthier and happier lives.

Some children don't have the chance to participate. Your support can change that and impact their lives.

The LiFEsports Initiative recognizes that youth sports is 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 Summer Camp serves over 600 young people. Youth have access to daily programming that focuses on four critical social skills: Self-control, Effort, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility, or SETS as we call it. These skills are taught not only in the classroom but also on the playing field. Youth have the opportunity to play nine different sports at camp: baseball, basketball, dance, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. In addition to daily programming, youth receive transportation to and from camp from over 15 bus stops across the city. All youth also receive a free breakfast and lunch while at camp!

Following the conclusion of camp, the LiFEsports Initiative provides sports clinics during the academic year in partnership with OSU Athletic and Club teams to ensure our youth are maintaining their social skills and continue to develop their passion for physical activity.

Since 2008, LiFEsports has served over 42,000 young people. You can ensure this Buckeye tradition continues by helping another 600 kids become members of the Ohio State LiFEsports family this summer!

To learn more about LiFEsports, please visit our website at


Choose a giving level


Camp Shirts

Provide a youth with a camp t-shirt


Sport Equipment

Provide two new balls for camp


Camp Enrichment

Provide enrichment activity supplies for camp


One Day at Camp

Support one child to participate in one day of camp



Provide transportation for one youth to and from summer camp


Clinic Meals

Provide meals for 100 youth at one sports clinic


Send a Youth to Camp

Provide year-round funding for one youth to participate in the summer camp and clinics


Sports Clinic

Provide funding for one sport clinic for 100 youth


LiFEsports Olympics

Fund the annual LiFEsports Olympics (end of camp competition)

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