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Support The LV Sportz Foundation!

$125 of $49,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 77 months
The LV Sportz Foundation is a multi-faceted Nevada non-profit charity organization. We strive to ensure local youth are safe from life threatening/changing injuries and illnesses, such as Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Concussions, that can be prevented by providing: life saving screenings, life saving equipment and life saving training; to help those who are injured to recover quickly without family financial strain; to ensure that every youth is afforded a chance to play organized sports and to be able to do so in a positive and safe environment regardless of family financial standing in an effort to keep them healthy, off the streets & out of trouble while receiving important life skills and lessons.

Services Provided to Youth Ages 10 and Up: Provide Financial Assistance Provide Free Safety Equipment Provide Free Sports Physicals Provide Free EKG and Echocardiograms Provide Free Baseline Concussion Testing Provide Free CPR/A.E.D./First Aid Training and Certification Provide Free A.E.D. Loaners Provide Free Sports Clinics Provide News and Updates on Local Youth & Community Sports Recognize and Reward Local Youth Sports Coaches and Athletes

We are a recognized 501c3 Tax-Exempt Organization! Your Donation to Us is Tax-Deductible!

We rely strictly on donations from people like you. We do not charge for any our programs or information and we don't sell anything.

We Have Some Amazing Opportunities To Help Make A Difference in the Lives of Hundreds of Las Vegas Youth But We Cannot Do It Without Your Help!

Our Impact - Since 2012, We Have:


·         Provided 201 free sports physicals with heart screenings spread over 5 events. Out of those, 11 kids were found to have some type of abnormality of the heart;

·         Provided registration fee assistance to 7 families;

·         Provided 4 free sports clinics or total youth sport experiences that served over 300 youth and partnered with a dozen other free sports-related camps/clinics;

·         Trained over 200 youth in Hands-Only CPR and certified a dozen coaches in full CPR, A.E.D. and First Aid;

·         1 Automatic Defibrillator (A.E.D.) Available to Loan Out to Youth Sports Organizations

·         Talked to over 500 youth and parents about sports-related safety issues and handed out over a thousand pieces of information on those issues;

·         Held 1 awards event where we recognized and honored a dozen youth athletes and coaches for excelling in school, sports and in the community.

Why We Need Your Support

·         We hold free sports physical and heart screenings and CPR Certification events every February, May, August & November. We need equipment like EKG’s, CPR Dummies, Supplies and Marketing Materials to provide these;

·         We receive a dozen or more requests for registration assistance every Spring and Fall and that is gradually increasing with the awareness of the program. We need funding to provide this assistance; We also plan to start providing safety equipment like helmets, protective padding and more to these same youth’s;

·         We are planning several Free Total Youth Sports Experiences focusing on Baseball, Football, Soccer and Rugby. We are also working out deals for a couple more sports… We need equipment to provide these clinics as well provide lunch, drinks and snacks. We need to purchase game tickets in most cases so the kids can attend a professional game as well as also provide other little perks;

Financials

The LV Sportz Foundation was formed and incorporated in 2012 and received its 501(c)3 status in November of 2014. While we can serve our programs statewide, the majority of our service is in Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, N. Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Laughlin, Mesquite, Pahrump, etc…).

Since 2012 we have been working with very limited funding which has limited us from doing more than we can do. In FY2013 we only had Revenues of $32.50 and for FY2014 we had Revenues of $1,361.50. FY2015 we reached $4,339.

Luckily we have been fortunate enough to have found some great program partners to help us with logistics for some of our program related events but even that has been extremely limited.

To be able to truly move forward and make a bigger impact in our community we need funding for our programs. Each of 5 main programs has a budget goal of at least $25,000 ($50,000 for our GameSaver Program) to be truly effective.

If we can do what we have been doing with little funding, imagine what we can do with more financial support from a people like you!

Our Programs

 No Youth Athlete Left Behind™

As both coaches and parents, we have seen an increase in the number of children who are turned away from having a chance to participate in youth sports because the parents just can't afford it. The costs for registration, equipment and uniforms have increased dramatically over the past decade. While the leagues try their best to keep costs down, the fees incurred by the leagues are always being increased. Things such as insurance, field and referee costs have gone up substantially and all are necessary to run a league. Coupled with the current economy, it has made it hard for leagues, coaches and parents alike.

When funds are available we can help pay for underprivileged youth to participate in youth sports programs throughout Southern Nevada and provide them with the proper safety equipment like helmets, pads, mouthpieces and more...


 Positive And Safe Sports (P.A.S.S.) Initiative

The goal of this program is to ensure that parents, coaches and athletes are given the proper tools to provide our youth with a positive and safe sports experience. From positive sports tips to the awareness and prevention of serious sports injuries in youth athletics we can help to keep our children active for life!

A number of issues face our youth sports community everyday and many of those issues can be taken care of by the continuous spreading of information on the benefits of sports, proper youth sports development and risk prevention. Issues such as Positive Sports, Overuse Injuries, Nutrition, Bullying, Concussion's, Heat Illness, MRSA and much more are covered in a variety of outreach programs geared towards various organizations... 

This Initiative Features Several Programs:

Positive Sports - Enjoy the Game! Parents, athletes and coaches can find information on having or providing a positive environment in local youth sports.

Safe Sports - Sports Safety Awareness & Prevention. Parents, athletes and coach will find a wide-variety of sports safety issues that affect our local youth sports community and information on how to recognize and prevent them from happening or getting worst.

Game-Saver Program - CPR, AED & First Aid Training, Sports Physicals, Heart Screenings and Baseline Concussion Testing. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the #1 cause of death in youth athletes! Prevention, Awareness, Readiness is what this program focuses on! Under this program you will find programming that provides affordable CPR, AED, First Aid Certification for specifically for youth sport organizations. There is also programming to provide student athletes with training in Hands-Only CPR and AED Basics. We also an

AED Loaner Program so local sports organizations can have an A.E.D. on-hand and we are working on a High School Athlete Program.

It also provides youth athletes with free, Sports Physicals, Heart Screenings using ECG/Echocardiograms, Baseline (Pre-Concussion) testing and several other things.

Injured Athlete Assistance - Assisting Young Injured Athletes on the road to a speedy recovery while reducing the financial strain on families from medical expenses occurred from injuries sustained to their child while participating in sports....

P.A.S.S. Community Outreach - Spreading the Message! We take a proactive approach that takes us out to local sports teams, leagues, schools and community events where we interactively speak with parents and kids about positive and safe sports awareness and prevention.

P.A.S.S. Coach Association - Ensuring Proper Experience's. PASS Coach Association coaches are coaches who have met a certain standard as set forth by LVSF. It ensures that the coaches coaching our kids have the training and tools needed to make the best of our children's sports experience's. Coaches must abide by a strict Code of Ethic; Are Members of a National Coaching Program; Recieve Verified Background Checks Every Two Years; are Certified in CPR, AED & First Aid; Must Complete an All-Inclusive Sports Safety Training Course; and complete at least 1 of 3 Positive Coaching Courses.

P.A.S.S. Youth Sports Organizations - Local Organizations Ensuring the Safety of Our Children. PASS Youth Sports Organizations are organizations that follow by certain set of standards outlined by LVSF to ensure that our kids are in a positive and safe environment. These organizations have coaches in our P.A.S.S. Coach Association; Require Yearly Sports Physicals; Take part in our Game-Saver Hands-Only CPR program for youth athletes; and more... These organization's also have access to our A.E.D. Loaner Program... 


 Southern Nevada Teamz Care! Program

Our Southern Nevada Teamz Care Program is designed to bring Youth Sports Organizations, Community Organizations and Projects together to help better our community as a whole. We want to show our community (and the World) that our local sports teams care! We will post and coordinate with local organizations on for specific opportunities for local youth sports organizations to get involved in...

This is a GREAT WAY for youth organizations of all sorts to come together to support any number of great causes while getting the added benefits of strengthened team building/bonding, improved team moral, positive public exposure and getting our kids involved in community service! Different types of projects can include (but not limited to): Volunteer Service; Packaging and/or Distribution of items; Clean-Ups; Moves;  and More…


 Southern Nevada Youth Sports Awards™

A little recognition for hard work goes a long way! The awards honor local youth athletes and coaches below the High School level and recognizes them for their tremendous dedication, commitment and time to local youth sports and to the community as a whole. 

Youth Athletes of the Year are chosen not only for demonstrating great stats in their sport but for also showing excellent principles in teamwork, leadership, discipline, respect, sportsmanship, community involvement and a high or significantly rising grade point average.

Youth Coaches of the Year are chosen for their overall Coaching Activities, Sportsmanship, Player Development (both on and off the field), Personal Coaching Development and their overall community involvement.


 Spark! Free Youth Sports Clinics & Events

Not every child can afford to join an organized sports program or they may just be unsure if a particular sport is right for them. From time to time the LV Sportz Foundation will host various youth sports related events like Camps, Clinics or any Number of Community type events that involve youth and are almost always free or of little cost to our local youth.


SPARE CHANGE for Change!

Your donation, no matter the amount, can make a huge difference for disadvantaged youth and to the youth sports in our community.

From as little as $5 to as much as $100 or more, every little bit helps us to create an opportunity for ALL youth in our great city to enjoy a safer and more positive youth sports experience!

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The Spring 2017 Season is upon us! Request for registration assistance theough our No Youth Athlete Left Behind program are slowly starting to trickle in...

Our current funding is low and we hate to turn kids away from a chance to participate in healthy exercise like sports!

For this campaign we don't need to raise much but they more we raise the more kids we can help.

A small donation of $25 is a great way to help when paired other small donations... for every $150 raised we can help, at the minimum 1 child... $1,500 minimum 10 kids... and so far!

Our immediate right now is that $1,500 to help a minimum of 10 kids while our overall goal before March is $3,000 so we can help a minimum of 20 kids!

Please help us to not turn any child away! Donate Right Now!

Thank You!
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We are at a critical time and we need everyone's help! Our funding is in the red, our programs are in jeporady, our website and more are on the brink of shutting down!

We have a large donation of sporting equipment being donated soon that is to be given out to those in need but have nowhere to store it.

We have an upcoming Free Sports Physical/Heart Screening on July 30 and are in desperate need of supplies and other logistics!

PLEASE! WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP! WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO NUMEROUS LOCAL CORPORATATIONS ONLY TO BE TURNED DOWN!

While the big local non-profits continue to rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, other small npo's like ours are struggling daily just to stay out of the red!

We could do so much good with just an eighth of what these big npo's recieve!

Please help to raise at least $5,000 as fast as possible!
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Reviving Our Original and General GoFundMe Fundraising Campaign... Help Us Raise Funds for All Our Programs!

- Provide Financial Assistance so youth from families struggling financially can play sports

- Provide Free Safety Equipment to keep kids safe on the field or court

- Provide Free Sports Physicals

- Provide Free EKG and Echocardiograms to prevent hidden cardiac issues that cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest

- Provide Free Baseline Concussion Testing Provide Free CPR/A.E.D./First Aid Training and Certification

- Provide Free A.E.D. Loaners to youth sports organizations

- Provide Free Sports Clinics to help youth experience new sports

- Provide News and Updates on Local Youth & Community Sports

- Recognize and Reward Local Youth Sports Coaches and Athletes

- and Much More!
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Please Consider Donating to Our Cause! We Need YOU! We have an upcoming Free Sports Physical & Heart Screening Event, Upcoming Free Sports Clinics, Upcoming Registration Assistance Requests and So Much More in the Next Couple of Months!
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Raised by 5 people in 77 months
Created July 10, 2012
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Michaela Brooks
23 days ago

You are doing good things for kids. I'm glad I have been part of it.

KM
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Kathy Muenstermann
64 months ago

Keep up the good work!

AA
$10
Anthony Alegrete
76 months ago

Its not much but I support what you do at LV Sportz! Keep up the great work with the kids!

KM
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Kathy Muenstermann
77 months ago

I challenge all FB users to meet my donation.

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