May 2017

KaBOOM! Brings Play to Military Kids

During the "Week of Play," from April 23 to 29, The Carmax Foundation and KaBOOM! hosted 10 community events nationwide to bring play opportunities to the children of veterans and Active-Duty service members. Ten grants for creative playsets were provided to nonprofit organizations across the country that serve children specifically. Each grantee, from Seattle to Fayetteville, N.C., celebrated the receipt of these play sets through community events.

USA Basketball Open Court Sessions Get Youths Into the Game

USA Basketball will be operating 12 Open Court programs across the country in 2017, with a goal of providing kids a fun and safe place to get involved in free-play basketball and maybe even earn a few prizes. Learn more about the program and how your community can get involved.

Educators Push Legislators to Support Health & Physical Education Programs

Health and physical educators from across the United States headed to Capitol Hill in April to push for full funding to support health and physical education programs in schools and professional development of teachers. This is in response to threats of cuts to federal funding of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

NFHS Revises Rules for Competitive Spirit Squads

Cheerleading is among the most popular sports for girls in the United States, with more than 400,000 high school cheerleaders, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. But the injury rate in the sport is high, leading the NFHS to revise rules for the 2017-18 season.