of low-income children participate in team sports compared to 50% of their higher-income peers.

// Increased social

//engagement


low-income families report a decrease in their child’s sports participation due to cost.

NO BARRIERS

With strong support from business and nonprofit organizations, we are present in communities where low-income families may not have access to sports.

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ACTIVE OUTREACH

Our community partners help us identify 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.

​PO Box 14457
Portland, OR 97293          
info@offthesideline.org

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.

Applications for scholarships are accepted only through one of our community partners. Read about our community partners to learn if you are eligible for a scholarship. If you are affiliated with one of these organizations but unsure who to speak to about scholarship services, please contact us.

LASTING BENEFITS

By providing access to participate in the sport/program the child chooses, we help build self-esteem, reduce health risks and improve social skills.

// Increased confidence

// and self-esteem
// Less risk of obesity

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VALUE OF PARTICIPATING IN TEAM SPORTS






When kids participate in team sports, they see …​​





// Higher grades

// Less risky behavior
// More positive relationships

GETTING KIDS IN THE GAME