Below are some images of our first delivery to Youth Sport Uganda. YSU, based in Kampala, Uganda has helped thousands of children from different social, economic and religious backgrounds form friendships and learn important health issues including HIV/AIDs awareness.
Playing It Forward proudly supported Bernard Lee’s efforts to aid families in New England during the holiday season. http://tinyurl.com/7473lew
For the third straight year, Subway Aruba and Playing It Forward partnered to deliver sports equipment to young athletes in Aruba. On Monday, they paid a visit to the YMCA in San Nicolaas, Aruba to deliver soccer, basketball and playground equipment. http://tinyurl.com/8axa7e7
This has been a busy month as we have equipment heading locally in Massachusetts as well to children in Honduras, Kenya and Mexico. We are also fortunate to be able to support an upcoming HIV Awareness initiative and tournament that will be held in Sierra Leone.
To commemorate the 5th anniversary of this event, Commodore Builders and Playing It Forward, are partnering to provide sports equipment to disadvantaged children around the world.
There’s no entry fee to play in the Dodge Ball Tournament. But each team member is asked to bring at least one piece of new or gently used soccer, basketball or baseball equipment to the game. If every member of all 19 teams brings a piece of sports gear, we’ll be able to give 100 more kids around the world an opportunity to play.
PIF and the Boston Blazers have partnered in an effort to provide sports equipment to disadvantaged children around the world. Throughout the year, there will be a series of fundraising and collection events in greater Boston communities.
Our first joint effort will be “The Gift of Sports Day” at the TD Garden on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30pm. This is the last regular season home game for the Blazers and fans are asked to bring lacrosse, soccer and basketball equipment to the stadium.
Invite your friends and neighbors to support a cause while enjoying professional indoor lacrosse at the Garden. Please contact us with any questions.
Playing It Forward delivered equipment to The Village for Families and Children in Connecticut. This equipment will help support their recreation program and the great kids they work with.
During the holiday season a Playing It Forward volunteer delivered soccer equipment to a rural school in Laloma, Zambia. This was the first time Playing It Forward has reached children in Zambia.