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
more likely not to offer interscholastic sports than low-poverty schools
participation gap between children of lower and higher income families
Annual participation cost for the majority of youth sports
Student athletes are
more likely than non-athletes to aspire to graduate from college
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.