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  • Backyard Sports Brings NewFlex Youths to Brant Lake

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    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”

    BYS Teen Volunteers Teach Golf at Bits and Pieces Day Camp

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    Guest post by BYSC teen volunteer: Max Bunzel Teaching golf to the kids at the White Plains Youth Bureau Bits and Pieces Day Camp has been an amazing experience for Scott Galst and me. We have seen many kids go from zero exposure to golf to playing and improving every week. We taught kindergarten, 1st, … Continue reading “BYS Teen Volunteers Teach Golf at Bits and Pieces Day Camp”

    BYS Named Family Favorite Again by Westchester Family Magazine

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    For a second consecutive year, Westchester Family Magazine names Backyard Sports among the publication’s Top 5 Family Favorites for “Special Needs Recreation Programs.” As part of its annual Family Favorites Awards, Westchester Family Magazine surveys thousands of parents to find out who their (and their children’s) favorite service providers are across 47 categories. “We are … Continue reading “BYS Named Family Favorite Again by Westchester Family Magazine”

    Cheerleaders give performance pointers to Edward Williams Elementary schoolgirls

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    For the past three months, Backyard Sports Cares volunteers and Scarsdale High School Varsity Cheerleaders, Madison Doyle, Ariel Stonberg, Talia Abbe and Isobel Lloyd, have been visiting and working with young girls at Edward Williams Elementary School in Mount Vernon. Last week, the fruits of their labor came to the stage. Edward Williams Elementary students, … Continue reading “Cheerleaders give performance pointers to Edward Williams Elementary schoolgirls”

    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”

    BYSC + Jefferson Elementary Build Bridges for Latchkey Kids in New Roc

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    This week marks the third week of the Jefferson Elementary after-school program, known as Puentes, which means Bridges in Spanish. Located in New Rochelle, the goal of the program is to keep kids in a safe, caring and educational environment. “Many of the kids in our program at Jefferson would be going home to an … Continue reading “BYSC + Jefferson Elementary Build Bridges for Latchkey Kids in New Roc”

    Backyard Sports Cares Annual 3-on-3 Adult Basketball Tournament Raises Over $45K

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    The results are in! On Saturday, April 16th, the Iona Prep gymnasium set whistles blowing, hundreds of fans cheering and basketball players competing hard in the 4th Annual BYSC 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.  We are truly grateful to everyone involved – from the players and supporters to sponsors and entertainers – who raised the bar of … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares Annual 3-on-3 Adult Basketball Tournament Raises Over $45K”

    Tennis Anyone?

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    Backyard Sports Cares Brings Special Needs Friends & Fun to the Court Volunteers and members of Backyard Sports gathered at Ridgeway Alliance Church in White Plains on Sunday, April 3rd, for some intense and competitive games geared around the exhilarating game of tennis. The tennis program, led by Backyard Sports Cares and teen volunteers, helps … Continue reading “Tennis Anyone?”

    Scarsdale Spin Class Fundraiser Yields $10,000 for BYSC Sports Programs

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    The Leichtner Family of Scarsdale and the Rohdie Group real estate company got together for a spin class fundraiser at Fly Wheel in Scarsdale on Saturday, March 12th.  Friends and families participated in a high energy program, which netted over $10,000 for Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC) programs.  Joining the group were Mamaroneck High School BYSC … Continue reading “Scarsdale Spin Class Fundraiser Yields $10,000 for BYSC Sports Programs”

    Teen Volunteers Score BIG for BYSC by Organizing B-ball Tournament at the Calhoun School

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    Special guest post by Jake S., teen volunteer for Backyard Sports Cares On Friday, February 19th, six of my friends and I hosted a Backyard Sports Cares Basketball tournament for middle school students at the Calhoun School in New York City. Nearly 30 kids showed up to play from grades 5-8. The tournament was split … Continue reading “Teen Volunteers Score BIG for BYSC by Organizing B-ball Tournament at the Calhoun School”

    Hoops to Help – We Need YOU to Bring the Joy of Sports to Underserved and Special Needs Kids

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    Dear Friends of Backyards Sports Cares, I am hoping that you have followed the impact of our work both outside and within our communities over the past several years.  It has always been our goal to be a change agent through sports for young athletes who need extra assistance while giving our own sons and … Continue reading “Hoops to Help – We Need YOU to Bring the Joy of Sports to Underserved and Special Needs Kids”

    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”

    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”