Power of Sports | Best Of Community Spotlight

Impacting Lives from Coast to Coast

Over the last 16 months, Power of Sports has traveled the country, telling stories of local nonprofits that are using sports to impact the lives of kids in their communities.

This month, we’re looking back on those stories and featuring our favorites in a special “Best Of” episode.

Season 1, Show 2 – Joseph Maley Foundation

JMFitness Athletes

During our Indianapolis episode, we featured the Joseph Maley Foundation and their JMFitness program. This adaptive athletics program gives athletes of all abilities the opportunity to play sports.

Not only was the Joseph Maley Foundation recently voted the best nonprofit in Indianapolis, but they also held their first camp for siblings of kids with disabilities.

Season 1, Show 11 – South Bronx United

South Bronx United participants practicing on soccer field by Yankee Stadium

We featured South Bronx United in our New York episode. This youth soccer club serves kids in the poorest congressional district in America.

South Bronx United earned $25,000 grant from Nike for their efforts to support Hispanic and Latino communities through sports.

Season 1, Show 1 – OKC Police Athletic League

Our premier episode centered on Oklahoma City and featured the work of the OKC Police Athletic League, one of 300 Police Athletic Leagues across the nation.

Thanks to Oklahoma Thunder VP & General Manager Sam Presti, OKC PAL is teaming up with PeacePlayers International to develop a program that will further enhance relationships between police, youth, and the community.

Season 1, Show 6 – L.E.T.S. Play

Community Spotlight - Nashville

In February 2018, we showed how L.E.T.S. Play is using the unifying voice of soccer to develop English language skills for immigrant and refugee children in Nashville.

Over the summer, L.E.T.S. Play held their first Spanish emergent soccer camp for boys and girls in first through sixth grade.

These are just a few of the many inspiring stories we have had the honor of telling.

Stay tuned as we continue to travel the country in search of local organizations that are using the power of sports to change lives.

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