Our community partners help us identify Oregon youth in grades 5 through 9, who are most at risk and in need of financial assistance.
of Oregon children live at or below the poverty line.
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We believe Off the Sideline can greatly assist the young people of our community in establishing healthy relationships with their peers and other adult role models, both of which are vital to their success.
Kay Toran, President and CEO
Volunteers of America.
By providing access to participate in the sport/program the child chooses, we help build self-esteem, reduce health risks and improve social skills.
Off the Sideline Awards Grants to Oregon Nonprofits
The impact of social justice issues, COVID-19 and other factors have changed the global sports landscape and prompted Off the Sideline to examine its policies and processes. As a result of a recent internal review, our Board of Directors approved a new model that provides grants directly to our community partners already embedded in Oregon communities.
We're pleased to announce that grants are approved for 10 nonprofits that support underserved Oregon youth as they participate in team sports and physical activities. Look for more information soon about those recipients and how they plan to use their grant funds. After this one-time funding process is complete and money is distributed, Off the Sideline will dissolve as a nonprofit organization and encourage our patrons to continue to support youth sports through our community partners.
// Increased confidence
// and self-esteem
// Less risk of obesity
// Higher grades
// Less risky behavior
// More positive relationships
With strong support from business and nonprofit organizations, we are present in communities where low-income families may not have access to sports.
// Increased social
VALUE OF PARTICIPATING IN TEAM SPORTS
When kids participate in team sports, they see …
of low-income children participate in team sports compared to 50% of their higher-income peers.
low-income families report a decrease in their child’s sports participation due to cost.