The Foundation for Global Sports Development Pledges $570,600 in Grants to Youth Sports Organizations and Health & Well-Being Initiatives

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Eighteen organizations were selected to receive grants as part of the foundation's fall grant-making program.

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“Sports and education are key elements of the programs we support, and we have seen the positive impact these kinds of initiatives have in the lives of youth." - Dr. Steven Ungerleider, Executive Board Member

The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) has awarded over $570,600 in grants to 18 organizations in the United States. These grants will support vital sport, educational, health, and well-being programs for youth and their families.

With a focus on delivering and supporting initiatives that promote fair play, education, and the physical and developmental benefits of sports for youth around the world, GSD’s mission has guided their grant-making program for over 20 years. GSD Executive Board Member, Dr. Steven Ungerleider, says, “Sports and education are key elements of the programs we support, and we have seen the positive impact these kinds of initiatives have in the lives of youth. We are delighted to continue supporting these non-profit organizations, which are crucial to underserved communities.”

One of these organizations is Ice Hockey in Harlem (IHIH), which was founded in 1987 with the goal of improving the social and academic well-being of youth in the Harlem area. IHIH accomplishes this through afterschool programs that teach school subjects in addition to engaging the students through ice hockey.

David Ulich, GSD Executive Board Member, says, “Our grant recipients work to fill the gaps in underserved communities by offering youth essential sport opportunities. Through these, youth receive educational, health, and leadership benefits.”

For more information and a full list of grant recipients, please visit GSD’s website at http://www.globalsportsdevelopment.org.

About Global Sports Development
Working closely with international sports federations, generous donors and committed athletes, The Foundation for Global Sports Development promotes sportsmanship, education, fair play and ethics among the world's youth. The Foundation gives special emphasis to groups and communities that are most in need or most underserved by current programs, including women, minorities and youth in areas where the risk of delinquency is particularly high. Visit http://www.globalsportsdevelopment.org to learn more.

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