On September 20, 2017, Backyard Sports was given the incredible opportunity to co-host a local radio show through WVOX and Wartburg Cares Radio. Produced by Angela Ciminello, Vice President of Development and Marketing at the Wartburg Adult Care Community in Mount Vernon, Backyard Sports Cares Executive Director, Danny Bernstein and Dillon Faulkner, were able to share their thoughts on what makes Backyard Sports so special for the WVOX listeners Wednesday morning.
Backyard Sports’ Fall Plus programming and Prep Basketball League at SUNY Purchase were featured topics, as well as some of Backyard Sports’ most rewarding and exciting ongoing community programs, such as early morning soccer at the Jefferson Elementary School in New Rochelle and Birthday parties at the Coachman Family Center in White Plains. Backyard Sports continues to find new ways to reach children and serve communities in need of quality sports programming and play.
On Saturday, September 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Backyard Sports will provide recreational programming for the Wartburg Fall Festival on the beautiful Wartburg Historic Campus at One Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon, NY. Come visit us at the Backyard Sports tent for mini-soccer games, corn hole, relay races, obstacle courses and a GaGa pit provided by Scott Blumberg and Talon Athletics. Festival admission is free of charge and includes a Children’s Area, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment, Shopping, and the annual Wartburg Alumni Homecoming.
For access to the audio file from our radio show appearance, please click here.
For the fourth year in a row, Backyard Sports Cares hosted a group of kids from Mt. Vernon’s NewFlex Youth Program at Brant Lake Camp for a weekend of fun camp experiences and activities. It was another fabulous camp experience for the NewFlex Youth Program kids who participated in lots of activities and made new … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Brings NewFlex Youths to Brant Lake”
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”
Earlier this year, Backyard Sports Cares, Heartsong and the Children’s Museum were selected by Yonkers-based Westchester Toyota’s Give Back program, which creatively uses social media as a means to help local charities. Each quarter, three charities go head-to-head to drive likes and shares via the Westchester Toyota Give Back Facebook page on behalf of their causes. … Continue reading “Thank you!!! We Won Westchester Toyota’s 15th Give Back!”
Last week, we proudly launched a new soccer league in partnership with eight elementary schools and community organizations in under-served Westchester and Bronx communities. Generously funded by a grant endowment from the Elmwood Foundation, the program is enabling nearly 200 fourth and fifth-graders a chance to play in a competitive soccer league. For many, it is there first … Continue reading “Gooooooal! BYSC Brings First Soccer League Experience to 8 Westchester Area Schools”
For Special Needs Players and Typical Peers, Sports are a Barrier Breaker On Sunday, April 19th, we host our third annual 3-on-3 Tournament. This event means so much to our organization and the kids that we serve. In addition to raising funds that keep our programs going, equally important, is the opportunity to raise awareness … Continue reading “3-on-3 Tournament Raises Awareness and Celebrates Day of Community Connection”
Hey, Westchester Basketball Dads! It’s your turn on the court — help us raise funds for all the great Backyard Sports Cares programs that provide under-served and special needs kids a chance to experience the joy of team sports. 3 on 3 Tournament – How You Can Be Part of a Winning Team It’s easy … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares Announces 3rd Annual 3-on-3 Tournament”
Backyard Sports Cares is now a designated charity on the Amazon Smile program associated with Amazon.com. At no additional cost to you, Amazon.com will contribute a portion of the sale to Backyard Sports Cares. It is easy to sign up and list Backyard Sports Cares. Please go to Amazon Smile or click here to learn … Continue reading “Support Backyard Sports Cares on Amazon.com”
As the 2014 BYS Plus Baseball comes to a close this weekend, BYS is happy to share some photos from the program. Our great staff lead the way as they got to interact with some exceptional student athletes whose skills grew exponentially throughout the program. We loved seeing the smiles on the kids faces as … Continue reading “2014 BYS Plus Baseball Hits Another Grand Slam”
After a great start to Backyard Sports Cares partnership with Sound Shore Indoor Tennis, they put a wonderful article describing the success of the program on their website. Please click on the link below to have a quick read. http://soundshoreindoortennis.com/usta-eastern-backyard-sports-cares-and-sound-shore-launch-tennis-program-for-underserved-youth/
Friday night was all smiles for the more than 60 kids from White Plains and Port Chester who came to play in a new tennis clinic in a collaborative Public/Not-for Profit partnership with Sound Shore Indoor tennis and the USTA Eastern Region. Spearheaded by Backyard Sports Cares , 8 local tennis professionals as well as local high … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares,USTA Eastern and Sound Shore Indoor Tennis Partner for New 6 week Tennis clinic for more than 60 underserved Youth…What a Night!”
It only took three weeks, but BYS Cares reached and surpassed their #sportsmatter fundraising goal! The Jefferson Elementary School of New Rochelle and BYS Cares thanks all of their supporters for continuing the early morning soccer program. Although our goal has been reached, we are still looking for as much support as we can to continue to … Continue reading “BYS Cares Sportsmatter Fundraiser Surpasses Their Goal!!”
After one week of crowd funding, BYS Cares has reached 72% of it’s goal! This is a huge accomplishment as BYS Cares and Jefferson Elementary School would like to thank our supporters. With one month to go we are almost at our goal but need to keep reaching. To donate go to www.byssportsmatter.com. Thanks again for everyone’s … Continue reading “One week down, One month left, 28% to go!”