Kids from lower-income homes face increasing barriers to sports participation.
of children live in households with incomes below the federal poverty line and many lack athletic opportunities because of it
as likely to be inactive for children aged 6-12 with household incomes less than $25,000
of children with household incomes less than $25,000 engaged in no sport in 2017
Over the past 3 years, participation in sports from children with household incomes less than $50,000 declined
"The idea that inactivity is related directly to household income should be a wake-up call to every one of us."
- Tom Cove, CEO Sports & Fitness Industry Association
The structure and dynamics of athletics can instill intangible skills that can apply to every aspect of one's life.
Physical, Mental & Spiritual Health
Teamwork, Communication Skills & Community
Hard Work, Discipline & Perseverance
Time Management & Academic Performance
"Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game."
- Michael Jordan
Due to the ever-increasing costs of equipment and entry fees in youth sports, children from low-income households are often unable to participate. Play By Faith was created to share the love of Jesus Christ by assisting struggling families and providing the opportunity for their children to join athletic programs.
IDENTIFY THE NEED
We partner with local sports organizations to identify specific families, teams or leagues that are in need.
HELP KIDS & FAMILIES
We supply children with brand new equipment. We also give every child a Faith Package which includes a Bible and resources for their family.
OPEN THE DOOR
It is our hope that this relationship will open the door to deeper conversations about Christ and help families to find a place in the faith community.
TOGETHER, WE CAN LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR THESE FAMILIES.
WILL YOU HELP?
* All statistics from The Aspen Institute 2018 State of Play