Ford Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) has awarded Ford Heights Falcons an equipment donation valued at $5,000 as part of its partnership with Good Sports. The grant provides the organization with brand-new equipment including helmets and girdles. In total, the Falcons received 87 pieces and the donation will impact 330 kids over the lifetime of the equipment.
“Through this grant, we are able to provide more children the opportunity to play in an organized sport and experience being on a team,” said Ford Heights Falcons Director and President Melody Worsham. “This will go a long way in reaching the goals of the community and the organization.”
Ford Heights Falcons is a member of the AYF Chicago League for Football and Cheerleading. Their motto is to teach and build youth through athletic sports and education one family at a time. With poverty and unemployment rates on the rise, families are looking to the Falcons to provide their kids with athletic opportunities.
“We are pleased to support Ford Heights Falcons with this donation, part of our overall commitment to bringing play to life and ensuring that kids are able to make play a daily priority,” said Vicki Draughn, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Dr Pepper Snapple. “We hope that it will make a big difference to kids in the community and give them the equipment and gear they need to get in the game and get active.”
Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. Since 2003 we have donated $15 million in sports equipment to over 2,200 different schools and youth sports organizations across all 50 states.
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