Backyard Sports & Foundations for Life Bring “Bike Day” Giveaway to White Plains Youngsters

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bike dayOnce again, Backyard Sports in connection with Foundations for Life presented 25 White Plains youngsters with a brand new bicycle at the organization’s annual “Bike Day” event.  Temple Kol Ami of White Plains provided the facility space.

Led by volunteers from Foundations for Life and the Backyard Sports Cares Junior Board, the children participated in a recreation ramble consisting of a host of activities including soccer, face painting, and Gaga.  At the end of the event during the closing remarks, the unsuspecting children received a brand new Huffy bicycle. Frank Williams of the White Plains Youth Bureau coordinated the selection of the worthy recipients.bike day

Game, Set and Match! — An Interview with BYSC Tennis Coach Rita

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By Arden Franklyn Although some believe tennis is an exclusive sport, it’s actually largely recognized around the world as a mainstream activity that can be played by virtually anyone.  I recently caught up with Coach Rita, who leads the Backyard Sports Cares’ afterschool tennis program every Thursday at Ridgeway Elementary. The veteran tennis coach typically … Continue reading “Game, Set and Match! — An Interview with BYSC Tennis Coach Rita”

BYSC Celebrates February Birthdays with Coachman Family Center Kids

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Last Sunday, Backyard Sports Cares visited the Coachman Family Center to brighten spirits of homeless children through sports and play. Based in White Plains, the Coachman Center is home to more than a dozen families in need of shelter due to various and unfortunate circumstances. Although the families live at the center in White Plains, the … Continue reading “BYSC Celebrates February Birthdays with Coachman Family Center Kids”

Backyard Sports Cares Announces Sponsorship Alliance with PM Pediatrics

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Pediatric Urgent Care Provider to Help Sponsor Afterschool Recreational Programming at Mt. Vernon Elementary Schools Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality sports programming to young athletes with limited access to community programs, announced today a strategic partnership with PM Pediatrics, one of the nation’s largest providers of specialized … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares Announces Sponsorship Alliance with PM Pediatrics”

A Bounty of Bicycles Give Kids Something to Smile About

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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”

Mt. Vernon & Scarsdale H.S. Volleyball Teams Unite for New Program Initiative

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Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC) has united the Mt. Vernon and Scarsdale High School Volleyball teams to bring a start up volleyball program to the Mt. Vernon Boys and Girls Club. Under the supervision of  coaches Tashi Campbell and Ann Marie Nee, players from both schools are teaming up to offer instruction and peer mentorship to more than 25 … Continue reading “Mt. Vernon & Scarsdale H.S. Volleyball Teams Unite for New Program Initiative”

White Plains Youth Bureau Honors Backyard Sports Cares at 45th Anniversary Gala

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In recognition of the enriching multi-sport afterschool programming that Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC) provides for the White Plains Youth Bureau and the organization’s Bits and Pieces summer camp, Backyard Sports Cares was honored with a video presentation, including heartfelt testimonials of admiration and appreciation for its programs. “After five years of working together with the White … Continue reading “White Plains Youth Bureau Honors Backyard Sports Cares at 45th Anniversary Gala”

Backyard Sports Celebrates 1st Family BBQ Open House

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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”

BYS Coaches 200 White Plains Youth Bureau Day Campers

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This summer, in collaboration with the White Plains Youth Bureau, Backyard Sports’ coaches are providing daily sports and recreation to nearly 200 campers at the White Plains Youth Bureau Bits N’ Pieces Camp, located at Church Street Elementary School.     On July 22, BYS held its annual field day giving campers a chance to … Continue reading “BYS Coaches 200 White Plains Youth Bureau Day Campers”

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”

“Off the Street” Program at Hamilton Elementary Teaches Kids Lacrosse

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Supported by the Westchester Jewish Community Service’s Off the Street Program, Mt. Vernon’s Hamilton Elementary School offers an after school program, which provides 80 at risk K-5th grade children a safe place for homework help and enrichment activities. Backyard Sports has been the recreational partner for the past three years, providing team sport programming to … Continue reading ““Off the Street” Program at Hamilton Elementary Teaches Kids Lacrosse”