For the past three months, Backyard Sports Cares volunteers and Scarsdale High School Varsity Cheerleaders, Madison Doyle, Ariel Stonberg, Talia Abbe and Isobel Lloyd, have been visiting and working with young girls at Edward Williams Elementary School in Mount Vernon. Last week, the fruits of their labor came to the stage. Edward Williams Elementary students, parents and teachers were invited to see the girls perform their routine. The performers were met with enthusiastic applause from the audience.
Special thanks to the Scarsdale Cheerleaders: Madison, Ariel, Talia and Isobel. We couldn’t have done it without you. Check out pictures from the event on our Facebook page.
For the second year in a row, Backyard Sports Cares collaborated with Foundation for Life to give deserving kids one of the most basic staples of childhood, a bicycle. We presented a soccer clinic and distributed bicycles to 20 youngsters from the Coachmen Center in White Plains, NY. Assisting the efforts were Backyard Sports volunteers, Harrison … Continue reading “A Bounty of Bicycles Give Kids Something to Smile About”
There’s nothing I relish more than leaving my office at 3pm to visit an after-school program. Hearing the pounding of a ball on the floor, the squeaks of sneakers, or watching the exchange of high fives between participants and coaches brings more joy than catching up with emails and tending to the grind of my administrative duties. While the sights and sounds of watching our kids at play is inspiring, I … Continue reading “Coach’s Corner: Breaking the trend toward social isolation through sport”
Backyard Sports Cares is excited to announce a strategic partnership with PM Pediatrics, a leading specialized urgent care practice for patients from cradle through college. Together we will further our commitment to enhancing the health and well-being of the children and families in our community. When in doubt, sit out! With Spring sports in full … Continue reading “BYSC Partners Up With PM Pediatrics”
Every Saturday Backyard Sports Cares hosts soccer games for kids in grades 3 to 5. These kids come from all over Westchester. We noticed that one of the teams from Yonkers were playing in sneakers because they had no cleats. We reached out to our close friend Christian Lopez at Modell’s who agreed to generously … Continue reading “BYSC Soccer Players Get New Cleats from Modell’s”
There’s a new garden outside Jefferson Elementary School in New Rochelle. It was built by parents, school staff, children and volunteers and it epitomizes the spirit of our newest venture, the Puentes (which means bridges in Spanish) after school program. Created with our longtime partner, Jefferson Elementary, the program brings together children from Jefferson as … Continue reading “PUENTES: A Bridge To After School Fun!”
As the school year comes to a close and our senior volunteers trade their BYSC staff shirts for caps and gowns, we want to express our sincere appreciation for all of your efforts as peer mentors and “friends’ of our special needs and underserved youth. Truth is, the programs’ success fundamentally relies on your consistent … Continue reading “Volunteer BUZZ: A Shout Out To Our Seniors!”
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and BYSC share a mission; to spread the game and love for tennis to all and through our partnership we have been able to do just that! Each year BYSC provides comprehensive tennis instruction to more than 300 special needs and underserved youth throughout Westchester. On any given day … Continue reading “Tennis Tennis Everywhere! Thanks to Our USTA Partnership!”
The Backyard Sports spring soccer league was launched last year to give a competitive travel-soccer league experience to elementary and middle school kids who don’t have the financial resources to pay the fees for participation. Eleven areas are participating this year, up from eight last year. Teams begin practicing in mid-march and games run Saturdays … Continue reading “Cameron Moser Talks About BYSC Travel Soccer League”
Cheers For Our Programs
“Since my child started this program, I've seen great changes. He plays better with friends, he is more patient, he's more focused and his grades have improved tremendously.”
Kishma Baljoe, Parent
Backyard Sports Cares
75 South Broadway, Suite 453
White Plains, NY 10601
Backyard Sports Cares is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Gifts to BYSC support programs that strengthen and enrich the development of Westchester children and are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.