It’s that time of year to consider giving to your favorite charity. As you know, 2020 has been devastating to so many, and we’re especially concerned about our Lawrence youth who’ve been disconnected from in-person sports since March. That means we have a tremendous responsibility to make up for kids’ lost time on fields and courts.
With your help, we will be able to offer better quality sports programs, including expanding our newest sports hook of volleyball, for Beyond Volley! To do that, we must build capacity to reach more kids and reach those kids more effectively. Sports participation rates were already disproportionately low in Lawrence before the pandemic, making us more concerned about this timeout's adverse short and long-term effects. We haven’t backed down but need your help, and that’s what this #PlayItForward campaign is all about. It will help us bring back sports--to more kids--and improve our related sports-based youth development efforts, especially through creative partnerships and collaborations that will expand academic, healthy living, and leadership development initiatives too!