Backyard Sports Features GaGa Event as Part of Special Needs Basketball League

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Backyard Sports Cares Fall Basketball League for athletes with special needs has exceeded expectations this year. In conjunction with our Basketball program, we featured a GaGa special event that got our kids moving and exposed to non-traditional sports.

Check out our video to take part in the action and hear from our awesome teen coaches, Audrey Valle, Jake Meyrowitz, Alec Greenwald, and Katie Lev, to learn why they do what they do and what this unique program means to them and the special kids they work with.

(Video: Courtesy of Nicole Bravo-Guzman, BYSC volunteer and senior at New Rochelle High School)

Families interested in keeping their special athletes active this winter can sign up for our Winter Soccer Session, which runs for six weeks beginning on January 14, 2018, on Sunday mornings at Purchase College.

Backyard Sports Cares Receives Gannett Foundation Grant

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BYSC will Use Award to Support the Organization’s Soccer League in 2017 On January 18, 2017, Danny Bernstein, executive director, Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC) and Linda Breton of BYSC, attended a reception at the Journal News office in White Plains for recipients of grant funding from the Gannett Foundation.  Backyard Sports Cares was one of … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares Receives Gannett Foundation Grant”

BACKYARD SPORTS SOCCER TOURNAMENT

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On Saturday, January 30th, a few of the Backyard Sports Junior Board members gathered together at SUNY Purchase to play 6 vs. 6 soccer games with kids ranging from 7-10 who came from all over Westchester County to participate. It was an awesome, fulfilling experience for the coaches and all the kids who were involved. … Continue reading “BACKYARD SPORTS SOCCER TOURNAMENT”

Camp Shape Families & BYS Have a Blast at NYCFC-Toronto-FC Match at Yankee Stadium

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On Sunday, July 12th, more than 100 campers and their families from Camp Shape in New Rochelle, joined the coaching staff at Backyard Sports at Yankee Stadium to watch the New York City Football Club (NYCFC) take on Toronto FC for a home soccer match. Camp Shape is a summer camp in New Rochelle that brings … Continue reading “Camp Shape Families & BYS Have a Blast at NYCFC-Toronto-FC Match at Yankee Stadium”

BYSC Kicks Off Teen Sports League for Competitive Special Needs Players

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Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC) has launched a new Sports League for middle school and high school kids with special needs. The unique and appropriately competitive 6-week program will run through mid-June with practices and games taking place at Purchase College. In addition to soccer, the league will resume in the fall with other sports, including … Continue reading “BYSC Kicks Off Teen Sports League for Competitive Special Needs Players”

Gooooooal! BYSC Brings First Soccer League Experience to 8 Westchester Area Schools

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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”