United Way Grants $22,260 to Carver Community Center
KOKOMO, IN / PRESS RELEASE – United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties’ Board of Directors has announced a $22,260 grant to help fund the Youth Sports program through Carver Community Center.
Donations given through the Annual Fundraising Campaign, both individually and through workplace campaigns make this grant possible. United Way donors make it possible for Carver to offer youth in Howard and Tipton Counties athletic opportunities to practice team-building, leadership and sportsmanship skills and live an active, healthy lifestyle through Youth Sports.
“Youth sports at Carver Community Center are vast but essential for our community’s success,” said Danta Rogers, Carver Community Center Executive Director. “Many adults return to Carver, to recollect the days they played basketball in our gym, and bring their kids back to participate in our youth basketball, volleyball or boxing leagues, one of our many camps, or open gym. Our travel teams and clubs push the talented youth in the Howard and Tipton County areas to compete at a high-skill level while also equipping them with the social skills and etiquette needed to be good humans. Thanks, United Way, for helping us fund this beneficial program!”
The Youth Sports programs in 2018 increased to 350 participants and 105 volunteers. Youth programs range from ten dollars to 75 dollars a month; scholarships are provided to families who cannot financially afford the leagues. Participants learn the fundamentals of the game, to be a team player, focus on tasks at hand and how to live an active lifestyle.
“We are very thankful that our donors help fund a program that provides a space for youth to learn, play and build character,” said Jeff Young, United Way’s Interim President and CEO. “Sports are a big player in our children’s lives. Structured activities keep kids out of trouble, teach them many life skills and provide an opportunity to learn how to work together to achieve one goal.”