Backyard Sports Cares Receives Gannett Foundation Grant

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BYSC will Use Award to Support the Organization’s Soccer League in 2017

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Pictured from left: George Troyano, president and publisher, Journal News/lohud.com, Danny Bernstein, executive director, Backyard Sports Cares, and Linda Breton, Backyard Sports Cares

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 only four grantees from a field of 75 applicants.

The Gannett Foundation supports local organizations in communities served by Gannett Co., Inc. The foundation’s community action grant prioritizes education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment.

George Troyano, publisher of the Journal News, presented the awards and thanked each organization for its contribution to the quality of life in their communities.  BYSC will use the $5,000 Gannett grant to support the BYSC Soccer League during its 2016-17 season.

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”