Backyard Sports Cares 2019 Gala Drives $300,000 in Funding for Westchester Sports Programs

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On Thursday, November 21st, Backyard Sports Cares hosted its second biennial gala at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, NY. The event raised more than $300,000 in support of sports programs for underserved and special needs kids in Westchester, NY.

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From left: Gala honorees, David Shuster and Michael Moser

The gala honored Backyard Sports Cares board members, Michael Moser and David Shuster for their outstanding dedication and valuable years of contribution to the organization’s mission.

“Simply stated, our mission is to provide high-quality recreational programming to children who have limited access to traditional youth sports programs either because they live in underserved communities or they have special needs,” said Danny Bernstein, executive director, Backyard Sports Cares. “The high caliber skills and expertise from board members, like Michael and David, along with funding from generous supporters, sponsors, neighbors, friends, family, and volunteers has been vital to our mission and continues to enable BYSC to touch the lives of more than 3,000 deserving children in Westchester each year. Thank you!”

Sponsored by Advocate Brokerage Corp., Fidelis Care, New York Sports Medicine Institute, PM Pediatrics, and Valerie Wilson Travel, the gala drew maximum capacity with 300+ attendees and raised more than $300,000, which will fund various sports programs for disadvantaged and special needs kids in Westchester, NY.

BYSC to Honor Board Members, Michael Moser and Dave Shuster, at 2019 Gala

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Michael Moser is the former Board President of Backyard Sports Cares and continues to serve as a Board Member.  Michael’s love of sports and working with children has led him to remain active and involved with sports programs throughout every stage of his life. Michael’s passion and personal commitment to BYSC has been integral to carrying … Continue reading “BYSC to Honor Board Members, Michael Moser and Dave Shuster, at 2019 Gala”

BYSC executive director announces Next Generation Campaign to lead organization into the future

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  LISTEN to our podcast interview with Danny Bernstein, executive director, BYSC When Backyard Sports Cares launched in 2009, we knew we were doing something special. There was a void for many parents in the Westchester Community who were seeking either affordable sports programming for their typical child or programs that were accommodating to their … Continue reading “BYSC executive director announces Next Generation Campaign to lead organization into the future”

Dr. Christina tells why sports are important for all kids — And role modeling is key!

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PM Pediatrics has been a community partner to Backyard Sports Cares for a number of years. Their contribution to the welfare of children and adolescent health and wellness in Westchester is matched by their time, commitment and generosity in helping foster the sports activity programs we provide to at-risk and special needs kids. We talked … Continue reading “Dr. Christina tells why sports are important for all kids — And role modeling is key!”

Backyard Sports Cares Honors Rye Country Day School and Mamaroneck High School Teen Volunteers at First Backyard Benefit

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On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Backyard Sports Cares hosted its first annual Backyard Benefit at the Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club. The event raised more than $150,000 in support of sports programs for underserved and special needs kids in Westchester, NY. The gala honored eight teen volunteers from Rye Country Day School and Mamaroneck High School … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares Honors Rye Country Day School and Mamaroneck High School Teen Volunteers at First Backyard Benefit”

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”

Dozens of Families Gather to Learn How to Giveback to Westchester Community with BYSC

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Speedy Williams + Westchester Knicks Dancers Lend Support and Entertainment Thirty Families joined friends and the Board of Backyard Sports Cares for a lively evening of basketball activities and a brief informational session about engagement opportunities with our community work.  Playground basketball legend Speedy Williams along with members of the Westchester Knicks Dance Team were … Continue reading “Dozens of Families Gather to Learn How to Giveback to Westchester Community with BYSC”