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LiFEsports Initiative 2017

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
69 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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LiFEsports Initiative 2017

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 in sports. 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 S.E.T.S. 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!

Since 2008, LiFEsports has served over 43,000 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

Although our giving page is no longer active, you can still donate.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.

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Camp Shirts

Provide one child with an official OSU LiFEsports camp t-shirt!


New Equipment

Provide two new balls for camp


Enrichment Supplies

Provide enrichment activity supplies for camp


One Day of Camp

Provide one day of camp for one child



Provide transportation for 1 child for all four weeks of camp



Provide meals for 100 youth at one clinic


Year-Round Child

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



Provide funding for one clinic for 100 children


LiFEsports Games

Provide funding for the LiFEsports Games, a three-day sports competition for children attending the LiFEsports Summer Camp

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