A new partnership was established with the Jr. NBA. This partnership enables the SportsWorks basketball coaches to receive training and licensing from USA Basketball and to receive NBA merchandise at discounted rates.
A new partnership was created with First Book. This arrangement allows SportsWorks to provide books and educational resources to the children who attend our programs in North America and overseas for free or at deeply discounted prices.
Community Tennis Association (CTA) and National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) credentials with the USTA were renewed.
SportsWorks worked in collaboration with the Service Corps from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business for the 2nd straight year. 3MBA students provided pro bono marketing consulting advice to SportsWorks.
1 mentoring workshop was delivered to the SportsWorks volunteers by the president of Mentor Management Systems.
A marketing department was built, which currently consists of4volunteer marketers.
An IT department has been established, which currently consists of 1 volunteer IT professional.
An Advisory Board was created that currently consists of 4 experts in their fields.
For the first time in our history, Funding was received from 3different sources: Foundations, Corporations, and Individual Donors.
Funding was awarded to SportsWorks by the USTA Foundation.
SportsWorks received 18new leather-bound ESV study Bibles that will be distributed to children in need. This was the largest in-kind donation we have ever received.
In Raleigh, North Carolina
20African-American primary school age children received tennis instruction and basketball training and competed in games. Program attendance increased by 53 percent compared to the previous year.
An in-kind donation of 5 boxes of books was received by SportsWorks which enabled 20 children in need to participate in our annual reading contest and summer reading program.
30 children and adults participated in the SportsWorks end-of-the-year celebration event.
In El Paso, Texas
A new sports program has been approved by the SportsWorks board of directors. The program is scheduled to launch in February 2017. The goal is to help 30Hispanic children from low to low-middle income families.
Our impact internationally
60 children from 2remote villages in northern India have benefited from the sporting good equipment that we have donated.
The Ivory Coast
200 children participated in a futbol (soccer) tournament. A championship trophy was awarded to the winning team.