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Become a Sponsor!

Dear Friends,

 

Caris Sports Foundation was founded by Raquel (Roxi) McNabb, Nicole Hawkins, Ashley Schugg, and Jennifer Kruse in 2019. We give kids the opportunity to participate in organized sports by removing the financial obstacles that keep them on the sidelines, and we hope you will consider joining us for Caris Sports Foundation’s First Annual Golf Tournament, Friday, March 26 at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club.

 

At Caris Sports Foundation, we believe in the power of sports and the many benefits that team sports provide. We believe that every child who wants to participate in sports should have the opportunity to do so. Furthermore, we believe that economic barriers should not prevent kids from taking part in the sports they love. Financially disadvantaged children should not be kept off the playing field. We founded Caris Sports Foundation as a 501(c)(3) organization specifically to address these beliefs.

 

We are aware of the fees involved in team sports. Team fees, equipment, uniforms, travel expenses, and other related costs all add up. Some families can afford it; others cannot. Access to sports should not be limited to those who have the financial resources to play. Children who play more, come from families that can afford more. Only 34% of kids ages 6 to 12 from homes with incomes of $25,000 or less played team sports compared to 69% of kids from home with incomes of $100,000 or more.

 

The concerning trends, produced annually by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, are:

 

  • Children from homes in the lowest income bracket are far more likely to be physically inactive than kids from wealthier households.
  • For most sports, participation rates on a regular basis keep declining, with only gymnastics, lacrosse and ice hockey experiencing increases between 2008-16.
  • The average child plays fewer than two sports – a statistic now on a regular down cycle due to sport specialization, even though evidence shows playing only one sport can be harmful to the body and stunt athletic development.
  • Less than one-third of youth coaches are trained in competencies such as safety and sport instruction.

 

But you can make a difference! We thank you for your consideration and look forward to working with you on this event. Learn about our sponsorship opportunities here.

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