Level the Playing Field - So that all kids can play equally

Level the Playing Field - So that all kids can play equally

From Michael Olverson

All kids should have the opportunity to play sports with their friends regardless of their family's financial situation. We want to cover the fees for 50 kids to participate in a youth athletic program of their choice.

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The most gifted and talented youth athlete I've ever had the opportunity to coach showed up every day of the pre-season with no cleats. One rainy day when it was impossible for him to secure his footing I pulled him aside. I said to him, "This is exactly why we told you to bring cleats! Where are your cleats?" His reply shocked me. The young man looked at me with embarrassment and said "Coach, I can't afford cleats and if I get a job I'll miss practice." This experience opened my eyes and became the inspiration for the Slide and Recover Foundation. 

It is the philosophy of the Slide and Recover Foundation that all children, regardless of demographics and socioeconomic status, deserve the life-long benefits of of youth sports. Our goal is to level the playing field so that all children can play and compete equally with their peers. 

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