It's a wrap - Good Things Are Coming 2022!
Without help, we can all struggle. This need for help is part of what it is to be human. We are born helpless, utterly dependent on our parents. As we grow through our childhood, we need help learning the skills to live our lives. Even in our adult years, we need help learning new things, getting places (unless you’re a man reading this and then you never ask for directions!), lifting and shifting things, and much more.
We are a species made for community, sharing, and love. Help is what is needed to make it all happen.
The kids, families, and schools we serve at PureGame need help. They are from overlooked neighborhoods with bad reputations. They are finding it challenging to make ends meet, to put food on the table, to find safe spaces to play, to get kids engaged in sport, to find positive role models and mentors, to do things many of us take for granted as part of life.
Thankfully, you, our amazing PureGame supporters, have stepped up to provide that help. You have contributed close to $80,000 as we wrapped up 2021. Your support is the start of GOOD THINGS in 2022 for local kids and families. Thank you for helping them find a place to belong, a place to learn, and a place to grow.
With the funds raised, we get to mentor approximately 2,000 kids! But that’s not all – Here’s how your support impacts our entire community:
Your support will sponsor a school partnership program. Many schools struggle with tight budgets and place funding into the classroom and not the sports field. There is nothing wrong with funds going to the classroom, but kids still need safe spaces to play, experience sport, and have opportunities to learn everything sporting activities can teach.
Your support will help a family get involved in an after-school sports program that teaches character education, social and emotional skills, and life skills. Kids in these programs get to run, laugh, and play in an environment that helps them socially connect with their peers and feel the joy of sports.
Your support is helping our Field Champions (PureGame staff) create meaningful connections with the kids, parents, and teachers we serve. We all need these deep, meaningful connections to help us feel part of a tribe, to help us feel safe.
Your support is helping our Field Champions deliver the PureGame curriculum designed to help young people pave pathways to success.
You are making a difference in the lives of Orange County’s young people. You are helping kids and families across Orange County thrive.
Thank you for all you do to support the kids of Orange County!