Backyard Sports Cares brings evening lacrosse program to Youth Shelter of Westchester

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Teenage residents of the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester, an alternative to incarceration program located in Mt. Vernon, participated in an early evening lacrosse program led by BYSC volunteers, Dylan Cannell and Daniel Jaffe of Scarsdale.

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The teen leaders, both students and varsity players at the Masters School, led their teen teammates in a variety of instructional drills and modified games.  The program took place at the Mt. Vernon Underdome and Boulder Brook Field in Scarsdale.  Most of the residents never played lacrosse but were quick to pick up the skills and enjoyed the gameplay.

We are looking for additional high school athletes to lead programs with the shelter in a sport of their choosing. Please email Danny Bernstein at danny@byardsports.com if you are interested.

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Backyard Sports Cares & Friends Host Ski Trip for Dayspring Community Center

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Backyard Sports Cares returned to the welcoming slopes of the Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, NY, with eleven first time skiers from the Westhab Dayspring Community Center in Yonkers.  Piloting the efforts were Backyard Sports Cares Board President, Michael Moser and Junior Board student members, Cam Moser and Jake Stahl.  In addition, the event was … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares & Friends Host Ski Trip for Dayspring Community Center”

Mamaroneck High School Volunteers Honored by Rotary Club

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On November 7th Mamaroneck High School volunteers Emily Holzberg, Paulina Paras, and Sydney Farrell were honored by their local Rotary Club in recognition of their exemplary efforts on behalf of the Mamaroneck High School Backyard Sports Club.  The students founded the club in 2011 with the idea of expanding  their volunteer work with special need … Continue reading “Mamaroneck High School Volunteers Honored by Rotary Club”

Summer 2014 Camp Shape at New Rochelle

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We just concluded a successful soccer camp in partnership with the New Rochelle Board of Education.  Camp Shape provided 60 participants ages 7-15 yrs. old with a fun and challenging 4 week program. Highlights included skill contests, a mini world cup tournament, camper vs. counselor All Star Games, and a visit to Red Bulls Stadium … Continue reading “Summer 2014 Camp Shape at New Rochelle”

BYS Cares Accepts $50,000.00 Check for BTIG Charity Day

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BTIG, a global financial service firm, presented Backyard Sports Cares a check in the amount of $50,000  as a nominated organization in its 2014 Charity Day. Since its inception in 2003, BTIG has donated over $28 million in commission profits to hundreds of charitable organizations around the world.  Numerous celebrities from the sports and entertainment … Continue reading “BYS Cares Accepts $50,000.00 Check for BTIG Charity Day”

2014 BYS Plus Baseball Hits Another Grand Slam

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    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”

Backyard Sports Cares Expands Throughout Westchester!

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  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/

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!

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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!”

BYS Cares Sportsmatter Fundraiser Surpasses Their Goal!!

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  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!!”

One week down, One month left, 28% to go!

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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!”

Support Early Morning Soccer at Jefferson Elementary School!

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    The whistle has blown as BYS Cares crowd funding begins. Addressing an issue of unsupervised, early morning elementary school drop offs, Backyard Sports Cares created the Jefferson Early Morning Soccer program to provide soccer equipment, coaching and games prior to the start of the school day. The impact of the program has far surpassed … Continue reading “Support Early Morning Soccer at Jefferson Elementary School!”

BYS Partners with Dick’s Sporting Goods!!

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Backyard Sports Cares has been selected by Dick’s Sporting Goods to participate in a fundraising campaign to help us raise $8000.00 to support our early morning sports program at Jefferson Elementary School in New Rochelle.  We must raise $4000.00 directly through on line crowd sourcing.  When we achieve our goal, Dick’s will contribute the matching … Continue reading “BYS Partners with Dick’s Sporting Goods!!”

Backyard Sports Cares Rallies with Sound Shore Indoor Tennis

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  Friday nights at Sound Shore Tennis in Port Chester, NY belongs to Backyard Sports starting in May to help boys and girls ages 8-18 to play a sport they have never been exposed to before. We will be partnering with local professionals as they look forward to teaching new skills and creating a wonderful … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares Rallies with Sound Shore Indoor Tennis”