BYSC PLUS Programs Open with a Slam Dunk!

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westchester family Top 5 family favorites 2015October 4th marked the opening day of Backyard Sports Cares award-winning PLUS program for athletes with special needs.  This fall, BYSC is continuing a new program set up for our growing teen population. Integrated teams comprised of nearly 20 teen boys from the Westchester County area and more than 10 volunteer high school peer mentors scrimmaged against each other for a fun, sweat-soaked morning.

The program, nicknamed TSSL (Teen Sports League), was designed to give our PLUS players, as they grow, a chance to play and learn about offense, defense, goal scoring, and of course, sportsmanship.

BYSC PLUS Teen Sports League
BYSC PLUS Teen Sports League

More than 30 kids with special needs, ages 5 to 15, engaged in basketball skill development drills with their trained peer mentor volunteers. The one-on-one support, high-energy atmosphere, music and enthusiasm at Purchase College gym added up to an extra special experience and sense of accomplishment for everyone involved.

Backyard Sports Celebrates 1st Family BBQ Open House

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On September 27th, Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC) played coach and host to more than 35 families at the organization’s first BBQ “Open House”. Hosted at the Saxon Woods Golf Course in Scarsdale, NY, the event served to educate Westchester families about volunteer and funding opportunities available through BYSC.  And, more importantly, about 100 moms, dads and … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Celebrates 1st Family BBQ Open House”