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Release Date: 04.08.2014 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation

Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation Awards $60,000 Grant for Fitness Equipment Donations

Applications Due May 15 for Organizations Serving Atlanta's Westside Neighborhoods

The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation (AFYF) has awarded a $60,000 grant to Good Sports to donate fitness and sports equipment to organizations that remove barriers to youth participation across Georgia.

By leveraging relationships with equipment companies, Good Sports will double the value of the AFYF grant and provide at least $120,000 worth of fitness and sports equipment.

For the summer 2014 round of equipment donations, AFYF is inviting applications from groups serving youth in Atlanta’s Historic Westside Neighborhoods, including Vine City, English Avenue and Castleberry Hill.

Applications are due to Good Sports by May 15, 2014. Good Sports expects to deliver donations by August 1, 2014.

For more information on the application process, please contact Michael Wright, Good Sports Community Partnerships Manager, mwright@goodsports.org.

A winter 2015 round of equipment donations will be open to organizations across the state of Georgia, across all sports. Applications will be due to Good Sports by December 1, 2014.

Through an ongoing partnership, Good Sports and AFYF provide equipment donations that increase opportunities for low-income youth to participate in regular physical activity. Good Sports is able to provide at least $2 in equipment for every $1 of grant funding. The current donations will expand opportunities for 6,200 youth.

Through the AFYF partnership, since 2010, Good Sports has leveraged $236,000 in grant funding to provide equipment donations worth $590,000. Donations have served 124 groups in 43 counties across Georgia, opening up new opportunities for 55,000 kids to be more physically active.

About the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation: Investing across Georgia, the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation helps nonprofit organizations reduce childhood obesity and improve youth fitness. The foundation was established in 1985 to serve as the philanthropic arm of the Atlanta Falcons. Since Arthur Blank acquired the Atlanta Falcons in 2002, the foundation has grown to be the largest owner-funded foundation in the National Football League, providing more than $20 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the state of Georgia. Learn more at www.AFYF.org.

 

About Good Sports: Good Sports helps lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports gets crucial equipment to kids who need it most, getting them in the game. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided more than $10.4 million in equipment to 1,400 youth programs, impacting more than 900,000 kids. For more information on how you can support Good Sports, please visit www.goodsports.org.

Contact Info

Contact Name: John Bare

Company: Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation

Phone: (404) 367-2062

E-mail: JBare@Falcons.NFL.com