Backyard Sports Cares Announces New Chief Development Officer

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Steve Tseckares: Chief Development Officer Backyard Sports Cares

White Plains, NY (October 13, 2020) – Backyard Sports Cares is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Tseckares as the organization’s new Chief Development Officer. In the newly created role, Tseckares will be responsible for developing and implementing a multi-year strategic plan to guide fundraising activities while also overseeing the organization’s communications strategy.

“We are delighted to welcome Steve to our community,” said Danny Bernstein, Founder and Executive Director of Backyard Sports Cares. “We have waited a long time to find the right person with the skill set and passion for our mission to tell our story. There is no doubt that Steve is the perfect person for this position.”

Steve brings a diverse background to his new role at the organization. He spent many years as a television journalist, producer and executive for companies like CNN, MTV and MSNBC. His volunteer experience includes work as a board member and head of fundraising for The Oaks School in Los Angeles and as a tutor and mentor at the East Harlem Tutorial Program.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Backyard Sports team,” said Tseckares. “As a lifelong athlete myself, I care deeply about Backyard Sports Cares’ mission of bringing recreational sports to children who might otherwise not have access.”

Steve studied economics and political science at Amherst College. He lives in Redding, CT with his wife Pearson and has a son, Lucian, who is a Junior at Bard College.

About Backyard Sports Cares

Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC) is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) division of Backyard Sports, theleading provider of community team sports programs for kids of all ages in Westchester County.Established in 2005, Backyard Sports is committed to replacing today’s “win at all costs”mentality of youth sports with an approach that promotes increased self confidence and alifetime love of sports while maximizing the athletic potential of each participant. BackyardSports Cares was created to bring these ideals to children who have limited access to traditionalyouth sports programs, including children with special needs.

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For more information, please contact Steve Tseckares directly at or at 914-304-4052.