We inspire and enable participation in sports...

Why? Because participation in sports makes people better.

The Stats

When kids get to play, they get farther in life. Through the Sports Matter initiative, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation is determined to create opportunities for more kids. That’s why we do what we do.

High-poverty schools are

2.1x

more likely not to offer interscholastic sports than low-poverty schools

Women’s Sports Foundation: The State Of High School SPorts In America, July 2019

30%

participation gap between children of lower and higher income families

Sport Participation And Physical Activity Rates, The Aspen Institute Project Play

$101-$500

Annual participation cost for the majority of youth sports

RAND Corporation: Who Plays, Who Pays? July 2019

Student athletes are

More likely To Get Higher

Grades and Aspire To Attend College

Women’s Sports Foundation: The State Of High School Sports In America, July 2019

Success Stories

Youth sports pack the power to change lives – and communities. As these stories remind us, we’re all better off when our kids get the chance to play.

People don’t realize that playing on a team helps the kids in so many ways… with their health, their academics, and their self-esteem.

Monica Perez // Santa Barbara, CA

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