October 2021

Grants Available for Youth & Adult Swim Lesson Providers

The 2022 USA Swimming Foundation Learn-to-Swim Grant applications for lesson providers are now open. Grants are available for those providing youth swim lessons, and for the first time in 2022, grants will be available for those focused on adult learn-to-swim programs as well.. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 15, 2021.

NAYS Partnership Will Provide Sporting Goods Where Needed

The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) has teamed up with Leveling the Playing Field (LPF) to provide free donated sporting goods to schools, recreation centers and other youth-serving organizations working in under-resourced communities.

RWJF Recognizes Community-Based Sports Organizations

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently announced the winners of its Sports Award, which honors the innovative and collaborative efforts of individuals, organizations and teams that are making their communities healthier through sport. This year’s winners include The Dance Institute of Washington, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Make The World Better, Move United, and YEAH! Yoga. The winners will receive a $25,000 cash prize.

Soccer Mini Pitch Honoring Former MLS Player Ray Gaddis Unveiled in Indianapolis

As part of a national partnership between Black Players for Change (BPC), Black Women's Player Collective (BWPC), the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Musco Lighting and adidas, the latest mini-pitch honoring members of the BPC and BWPC was recently unveiled at Oscar Charleston Park in Indianapolis. The mini-pitch honors BPC member and former MLS player Ray Gaddis, who grew up in Indianapolis and attended North Central High School.