The Need

“The evidence supporting sports participation for young people is overwhelming…It has the power to combat everything from racism to low self-image, to the high-school drop-out rate.”

Sue Castle
Executive Producer of PBS Sports: Get in the Game

Only 22% of children in Louisville get
over 60 minutes of exercise every week. 

Without sustainable, community-driven
sports programs
to engage youth, our future generations of families and children are at risk of a lifetime of unhealthy lifestyles, habits and health conditions like:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Lung Disease
  • COVID-19 and future health challenges

Most of which are preventable with physical activity.

Evidence is Clear.  Active kids do better in life.

Aspen Institute Project Play Annual Report

Rising Costs. Lack of Access.

As schools recover from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time for a unifying effort that leverages existing initiatives and infrastructures to provide youth with healthy, recreational play and habits for the future. 

Kammerer Middle Schools, Louisville, KY

Now is the time