KIDS In The GAME is a nonprofit focused on inspiring kids to thrive in life through sports. KIDS In The GAME makes it easy for anyone to help underserved youth participate in organized sports. Donations are used to help youth from low-income families, y
KIDS In The GAME is a nonprofit focused on inspiring kids to thrive in life through sports. KIDS In The GAME makes it easy for anyone to help underserved youth participate in organized sports. Donations are used to help youth from low-income families, youth that are physically or mentally challenged, and kids that are at-risk gain access to sports programs.
KIDS In The GAMEis a nonprofit focused on inspiring kids to thrive in life through sports. We empower more young people to live up to their full potential through positive sports experiences that form active, healthy habits for a lifetime.
Your generous gift to KIDS In The GAME is extremely meaningful, and has impacted the lives of kids that need help. You help kids like Racquel, a 13-year-old Latina girl who has always wanted to learn how to play basketball. Racquel is moderately overweight with a family history of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, but her parents could not afford to pay the fees associated with the basketball program at her local school.
Thanks to you, Racquel and kids like her are able to improve both their game on the court and in life!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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