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 children still attend their respective schools in their home districts. Backyard Sports was there as part of a monthly play program that celebrates the birthdays of kids at the shelter each month. coachman center kids

Executive Director and Founder of Backyard Sports Cares, Danny Bernstein, was on hand, along with the Danzig Family (Alison, Spencer and Mason), who are consistent volunteers of the program. The kids participated in some fun and competitive games of floor hockey and teamwork exercises. “It’s nice to give kids the experience that we enjoy every day,” said Mason. During the fun hour of activity, Spencer and Mason engaged youngsters, while their mother, Alison, contributed in various roles, such as coach, photographer, and logistics coordinator. In regards to the program’s outreach for the near future, Alison says, “The more communities that Backyard Sports Cares can reach through certain activities, the better. This program is already making a big difference.”

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BYSC volunteers: Spencer, Alison and Mason Danzig

Please join us for our first Backyard Benefit on April 27th and support
athletic programs 
that make sports accessible to all kids. #Sports4Everyone

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Just Keep Swimming!

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By Arden Franklyn Whether your child swims for sport, exercise or fun, nothing quite compares to the feeling of weightlessness and freedom that swimming offers. I recently caught up with Colleen Ferguson, SUNY Purchase Swim Captain and lead coach for Backyard Sports Cares’ afterschool swim program for the Slater Center. Every Tuesday, Coach Colleen instructs … Continue reading “Just Keep Swimming!”

BYSC Afterschool Swim: A Day in the Pool with Slater Center Youngsters

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By Arden Franklyn Water + Kids = Fun  — That was the winning formula last Tuesday at Backyard Sports Cares’ weekly afterschool swim program for Thomas H. Slater Center children. Hosted at the SUNY Purchase pool and led by Swim Team Captain, Colleen Ferguson, the program brings the fundamentals of swimming to seven to ten-year-olds with limited … Continue reading “BYSC Afterschool Swim: A Day in the Pool with Slater Center Youngsters”