BYSC Peer Mentor Shares Her Experience Volunteering with Special Needs Athletes

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Emily Lattman is a senior at Scarsdale High School. When she’s not studying and hanging out with friends, she’s giving back to the community by volunteering her time as a peer mentor for Backyard Sports Cares PLUS program for special needs children. We caught up with Emily after last Sunday’s sports program and she talked about her role as a BYSC “red shirt” and the fulfillment she gets from working with and building relationships with the kids she mentors.

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BYSC PLUS Programs Open with a Slam Dunk!

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October 4th marked the opening day of Backyard Sports Cares award-winning PLUS program for athletes with special needs.  This fall, BYSC is continuing a new program set up for our growing teen population. Integrated teams comprised of nearly 20 teen boys from the Westchester County area and more than 10 volunteer high school peer mentors scrimmaged against each other … Continue reading “BYSC PLUS Programs Open with a Slam Dunk!”

Annual 3-on-3 Tournament Connects Kids & Community Through Sports

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A great day was had by all at our 3rd annual 3-on-3 Tournament held on April 19th at Purchase College. Captured here is one of the many highlights that exemplify the spirit of our organization, which seeks to connect the community and our children through the joy of sports. Watch the video to see how … Continue reading “Annual 3-on-3 Tournament Connects Kids & Community Through Sports”

Backyard Sports Cares Announces 3rd Annual 3-on-3 Tournament

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  Hey, Westchester Basketball Dads! It’s your turn on the court — help us raise funds for all the great Backyard Sports Cares​ programs that provide under-served and special needs kids a chance to experience the joy of team sports. 3 on 3 Tournament – How You Can Be Part of a Winning Team It’s easy … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares Announces 3rd Annual 3-on-3 Tournament”