With strong support from business and nonprofit organizations, we are present in communities where low-income families may not have access to sports.
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.
PO Box 14457
Portland, OR 97293 firstname.lastname@example.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.
By providing access to participate in the sport/program the child chooses, we help build self-esteem, reduce health risks and improve social skills.
Scholarship applications are currently on hold due to COVID-19.
Off the Sideline is monitoring state and local health authority recommendations to ensure team sports
environments are safe for Oregon youth. We will update our community partners as we learn more.
// Increased confidence
// and self-esteem
// Less risk of obesity
// Increased social
low-income families report a decrease in their child’s sports participation due to cost.
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.
// Higher grades
// Less risky behavior
// More positive relationships