Sports can change lives. It’s especially apparent with kids. We have all heard the stories of a problem child joining a sports league and having a complete turnaround in attitude. But delinquents aren’t the only kids who benefit from sports. Timid, straight-A students can benefit just as much from becoming involved in sports. Self-esteem and confidence can turn a timid child into a strong, confident leader of tomorrow.
The change can happen quickly too. Just compare the differences in expression from when they first joined to the expression on their faces at the end of the season when all of the little players are holding their trophies. But not every child gets the chance to have their lives changed through sports.
You Can Help
For many youths, poor funding stops them from having a successful team of their own. These are teams that are full of good intentions, but many of the people involved lack the ability to provide the funding necessary to keep the team running smoothly.
Poor equipment easily turns an amazing experience into a horrible one. A gym or field kept in bad condition easily becomes a health hazard. Kids also need transportation to get to their games, especially if a match is far away in another county or even state.
And we can’t forget to mention the costs of making sure the team stays hydrated and full of energy. The costs of snacks can easily add up. But with the help of a charitable donation, many of these problems can be easily solved.
Investing For The Future
As a business owner, you understand the importance of thinking about the future. You understand the benefits that a seemingly small investment can have in the long run. It is this same foresight that will let you see the benefits you get from giving a small local team a small financial boost.
Even a small donation has amazing results in these kids’ lives. And when they grow up, they will remember the business that gave them the chance to turn their life around. These kids are our future. And when we invest in the future, we invest in ourselves.
Improving Our Lives
It’s true. By giving kids access to a youth sports team, you give them access to the start of a better life. You give them access to a powerful source of confidence; a confidence that soon turns into self-esteem. Kids who grow up with a healthy level of self-esteem, grow up to be vital pillars of the community. These pillars, in turn, become beacons of hope to other kids in the same place that they once found themselves in.
When you spend money by sponsoring a youth sports team, you are creating a butterfly effect of improving the community. And as a business owner, you are aware of the benefits a great community brings to your business.
A Better Business
Improving the self-esteem of kids doesn’t just make you feel good; it has other benefits as well. It gives the community a better view of your business. When your business is favourably viewed, the chances that someone will recommend it to their friends, family, and co-workers drastically increase as well.
Continue to give back to the community and the community will continue to give back to you. Investing in kids’ futures really is the same as investing in yourself. But there are other ways for you to support and create a brighter future for these kids.
Looking Forward To It
Kids greatly benefit from sports. Kids also benefit from finding a strong role-model and mentor. And the best way for them to find such a person is through sports. For many kids, their little league coach has had the greatest influence in their lives—aside from their parents that is. Their coach is one of the strongest figures in their lives that has helped push them to overcome their limitations.
There is, however, one defining moment in a kid’s life that they will always remember. It’s one that their coach has had an important role in.
Although the end of the season may be bittersweet, kids, above all else, look forward to receiving a trophy—the symbol of all the hard work they have done.