Dear Friends,

As I step down from my role as the founder of PureGame, I find myself enveloped in a sea of emotions. These 15 years have been nothing short of a remarkable journey, punctuated with milestones of joy, challenges that tested our resolve, and countless stories of transformation.

I vividly remember the early days, especially my very first school program. As I set up the field, a young kid approached me, his curiosity piqued by the unusual scene. When I shared what I was doing, his nod of approval was the first of many affirmations that we were onto something special.

Our journey hasn't been without its challenges. I recall the heartache of meeting kids I had worked with on the PureGame fields in schools in juvenile hall classrooms. This is a stark reminder of their hurdles. In these moments, our mission felt more vital than ever – to play a game and ignite a spark of change.

But, with every challenge came triumphant stories of success. The most heartwarming of these are the kids who came full circle – from participating in PureGame to joining our team. Their journeys are testaments to the power of belief, perseverance, and the transformative impact of our program.

I am immensely grateful to our amazing partners, funders, staff members, and every single child who has been a part of this incredible journey. Your support, belief, and participation have been the lifeblood of PureGame. We've created a legacy of change, growth, and empowerment.

As I pass the baton, I am filled with immense pride and optimism for the future of PureGame. Our foundation is strong, and I am confident that the impact we've started will continue to ripple through generations.

Let's continue championing the spirit of play, the courage to overcome obstacles, and the relentless pursuit of our personal best. Here's to a future where every child experiences the joy and life-changing power of PureGame.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Tony Everett

Founder and Chief Playmaker

Jake  Tirabassi

Jake Tirabassi

Interim CEO

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