Girls Rugby announced that they have partnered with Every Kid Sports, a leading national non-profit organization that provides financial support to children of low-income families to pay youth sports registration fees. Girls Rugby is now one of a number of organizations committed to removing the financial barriers keeping income restricted families out of youth recreational sports.
33.4% of kids ages 6 to 12 from homes with $25,000 or less were physically inactive, compared to just 9.9% of kids from $100,000+ homes. In an effort to remove the financial barriers that keep kids from playing, encourage the development of multi-sport participation and provide kids with the choice of sport they’d like to play, Girls Rugby will spread the word about the Every Kid Sports Pass in an effort to provide more children with the opportunity to play rugby.
“Our mission is what motivates us every day – empower more children to reach their potential through sport. We want to grow our Girls Rugby programs in order to give more children the opportunity to lead and succeed. This partnership with Every Kid Sports helps us achieve our mission and provide more kids with a life-changing experience. We hope that our programs will reach more families with the support of this incredible organization.” expressed Girls Rugby Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Erin Kennedy.
The Pass removes financial barriers to youth sports participation by providing income-restricted families funding up to four times a year, per child, for participation in the sport of their child’s choice. Playing multiple sports exposes kids to greater physical literacy, better socialization, and greater enjoyment in being physically and emotionally active. It prepares them for a lifetime of activity, connection, and positive experiences.
Every Kid Sports Executive Director, Natalie Hummel stated, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Girls Rugby and helping more kids and families benefit from participating in youth sports. Girls Rugby has a huge reach and working together we can help get more girls playing. We believe this will be a long partnership benefiting thousands of kids over time.”
For more information or to learn more about Every Kid Sports please visit: www.everykidsports.org.