Children worldwide face barriers to enjoying sports due to limited access to equipment. Countless children wish of an opportunity to have a baseball catch with a friend or kick around a soccer ball. Game Changers addresses this issue and to ensure that every child, regardless of their circumstances, can experience the joys of sports and play without the burden of equipment costs.
The impact of our donated sports equipment is everlasting; the children learn to become a part of their larger community through their sports team. Joe Karanja from The Nairobi Tennis Academy in Kenya, one of our partner organizations, said, “with 100 orphans in this program, tennis has changed their lives. Tennis keeps them away from drugs, and allows them to focus on academic work. By excelling in school, the children are able to get tennis scholarships.” The skills that are learned through sports promote discipline and responsibility. Having access to the equipment is just the first step in this journey of success.
Volunteers, via their community service projects, company initiatives, athletic teams, etc. hold equipment collection drives for Game Changers. Use flyers, social media, and email blasts to spread the word!