Good Sports believes kids who play do better. They become more confident, make new friends, are more engaged in the classroom and decrease their risk of obesity and other health-related diseases. The problem? Increased pay-to-play costs and limited Physical Education budgets prevent kids in need from playing sports and being active.
The good news is, there is a solution. Good Sports’ mission is to give all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to youth organizations in high-need areas, such as Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, schools and more. Alleviating the cost of equipment enables organizations to lower fees and improve their programming.
Good Sports began in 2003 with a donation of 500 basketballs and has grown to be a national organization. Chicago is a priority market due to the tremendous need of local youth. Good Sports is thrilled to be an Official Charity of the 2019 Humana Rock n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon.
Together, Good Sports and its 2019 Chicago Half Marathon Team will give kids the chance to succeed on the court, on the field and in life. Thank you for supporting our team and helping get more kids in the game!