HKPS Makes 2nd Annual Donation to YMCA Youth Sports Scholarship Fund

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L to R: Kevin Masih, Charis Simmons (Vasallo), Karen Smith, Lance Ragland.

HelpKidsPlaySports.org (HKPS) recently presented the Oviedo YMCA with a donation of $750. This past year, HKPS donations have helped 27 young underfunded athletes participate in a sport of their choice.

The funds were given to specifically help waive league fees for deserving kids who want to play in the Y sports programs but can't afford to pay. Kevin Masih, founder of HKPS and Lance Ragland, co-founder, presented the check to Charis Simmons (Vasallo), Membership Coordinator, and Karen Smith, Director.

For more information on youth sports at the Y, go to www.ymcacentralflorida.com

This donation is made possible by supporters of HKPS--donations like these are a result of their generosity and support. Help Kids Play Sports!


HelpKidsPlaySports.org Donates to Oviedo Recreation Scholarship Fund

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L to R: Kevin Masih, Kris Tietig & Mary Jo Tietig

Kris & Mary Jo Tietig, volunteers with HelpKidsPlaySports.org (HKPS), along with Kevin Masih, founder of HKPS, proudly presented a donation of $500 to Oviedo Parks & Recreation. The funds were given to help waive fees for deserving kids who want to play youth sports but can't afford to pay.

Oviedo Parks & Recreation offers the following sports as part of their programs; tennis, baseball/softball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, football, soccer & volleyball.

The donation is made possible by supporters of HKPS--donations like these are a result of their generosity and support. Help Kids Play Sports!


2016 Online Fundraising Blitz Starts February 7, 2016

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The 2016 HelpKidsPlaySports.org (HKPS) Online Fundraising Blitz has begun. Donate today!

Since 2014, HKPS has raised funds that have helped hundreds of kids participate in various youth leagues and programs. Without these funds, they may not have been able to participate. HKPS hopes to raise over $20,000 in 2016 starting with the online fundraising blitz. "The donations we make to various youth sports leagues to help waive league fees for kids is made possible by donations from our supporters and various fundraisers," stated Kevin Masih, HKPS founder. "We thank each an everyone who supported us last year and hope to grow that support in 2016. It is our promise to continue our mission and help more and more deserving kids get and stay in the game."

Here's how you can help:

Option 1) Donate to HelpKidsPlaySports.org!

Option 2) Post the info graphic on left to social media with your own personal message about our online blitz and how the cause is important to you. Ask for donations and/or to share the post.

Option 3) Send the info graphic at left via email to friends and colleagues with a personal message about our annual online blitz asking for donations.

Option 4) Send/Post the following link where young athletes can set up and organize a "Kids4Kids" drive where they can raise money for HelpKidsPlaySports.org without the hassle of collecting checks etc. https://www.crowdrise.com/helpkidsplaysports  This will help kids learn the meaning of giving.

Option 5) Send/Post the following link where people can do their shopping at Amazon.com and .5% of what they purchase is donated to HelpKidsPlaySports.org by Amazon! http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4513276

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2015 HKPS Volunteer(s) of the Year

2015_tietig_web.jpgIt is with great pleasure to announce Kris & Mary Jo Tietig as our 2015 HelpKidsPlaySports.org Volunteer(s) of the Year.

In 2015, Kris and MaryJo were able to secure $2,000 in grants from the Duke Energy Foundation for HKPS. These funds helped about 30 underfunded kids participate in their sport of choice. Thank you Kris & Mary Jo and thank you Duke Energy for your sincere commitment to your community. Parents themselves of two children, Mary Jo is a former competitive swimmer and Kris is an accomplished golfer and tennis player, who also coaches youth football in his spare time.

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2015 Year In Review Video for HelpKidsPlaySports.org

As we begin 2016, we want to thank everyone who helped support HelpKidsPlaySports.org in 2015. The result of that support was that we were able to help 14 different youth sport organizations waive fees for underfunded kids. Below is a 30 second video of our 2015 year in review. Help kids play sports!


HelpKidsPlaySports.org Makes Second Annual Donation to WSBL

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Chris Mullins (left), owner of WSBL. Kevin Masih, HKPS founder pictured on right.

Kevin Masih, founder of HelpKidsPlaySports.org (HKPS), proudly presented Chris Mullins, owner of WSBL Sunshine Youth Sports, with a donation of $500. The funds were given to help waive fees for deserving kids who want to play basketball but can't afford to pay. The WSBL serves about 800 families and players. Chris and his wife Courtney, run the Northeast Orlando league.

The WSBL – Sunshine Youth Basketball League offers organized league play for children in grades K – 12. The WSBL is in partnership with the City of Winter Springs Parks and Recreation Sports Program. In addition, the WSBL are partners with the Orlando Magic Jr. Magic program and Jr. NBA/WNBA. League play is offered during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. For more information, go to www.WSBL.com.

The donation is made possible by supporters of HKPS--donations like these are a result of their generosity and support. Help Kids Play Sports!


HelpKidsPlaySports.org Makes Second Donation to Oviedo Little League

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L to R: James Rudolph, co founder of HKPS, Todd Cluxton, OLL president, Lance Ragland, co founder HKPS, Kevin Masih, founder HKPS.

HelpKidsPlaySports.org (HKPS) proudly presented Todd Cluxton, president of Oviedo Little League (OLL) with a donation of $500. The funds were given to help waive fees for deserving kids who want to play Little League but can't afford to pay. Oviedo Little League serves about 300-400 families and players. This is the second consecutive year HKPS has donated to OLL.

For more information on Oviedo Little League Baseball & Softball, go to www.oviedolittleleague.com .

The donation is made possible by supporters of HKPS--donations like these are a result of their generosity and support. Help Kids Play Sports!


2nd Annual Donation to Double Down Athletics

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Pictured: Lance Ragland (left), co-founder of HKPS). Shawn Foster (right), owner of Double Down Athletics.

Lance Ragland, co-founder of HelpKidsPlaySports.org (HKPS), proudly presented Double Down Athletics with a donation of $500. The funds were given to help waive expenses for deserving kids who want to train, but are finding it difficult to pay.

Double Down coaches train and coach boys and girls in gymnastics, tumbling, aerial arts, dance & cheer. For more information go to their website at www.doubledownathletics.com or call (407) 365-8021. Double Down Athletics helps hundreds of young athletes reach their goals.

This donation is made possible by supporters of HKPS--donations like these are a result of their generosity and support.

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Amazon.com Shopping to Benefit HelpKidsPlaySports.org

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Do you shop at Amazon? If so, please consider making your purchases via the "Smile" program at Amazon. Amazon will donate .5% of all purchases made via this link. Or, when you go to smile.amazon.com, do a search for "HelpKidsPlaySports" and choose our charity. Click on the photo on the left or, go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4513276

Please share with friends and Help Kids Play Sports!


C.H.A.P.S. Receives Donation for Youth Equine Therapy

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Pictured L to R: Mickey Winters (PATH instructor), LEO, Lori Johnson (PATH instructor) & Kevin Masih, HKPS president.

HelpKidsPlaySports.org (HKPS) recently donated $500 to the Center for Horsemanship And Personal Success (CHAPS) to help waive participation fees for underfunded local youth in need of equine therapy. The check was presented by HKPS founder & president, Kevin Masih.

CHAPS, based in Sanford, FL, is a 501c(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to educating, empowering and enriching the community through therapeutic riding programs for youth."Therapeutic horseback riding is the use of horses and equine-assisted activities in order to achieve goals that enhance physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral and educational skills for people who have disabilities," stated Lori Johnson, a PATH Certified Riding Instructor at CHAPS. For more information on the program, go to www.chapscenter.com.

The donation is made possible by supporters of HKPS--donations like these are a result of their generosity and support.

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HelpKidsPlaySports.org Supports Local Youth Ballet Talent

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HKPS co-founder, Lance Ragland with Morgan Cate, owner of Tutus on Broadway.

HelpKidsPlaySports.org (HKPS) recently donated $500 to Tutus on Broadway owner, Morgan Cate, to help waive instruction fees for underfunded local youth dancers.The check was presented by HKPS co-founder & treasurer, Lance Ragland.

"My philosophy comes from my adolescent years of dancing with my first teachers. I had kind and caring teachers who were always positive and believed anyone could learn to dance," stated Cate. For more information call 321-696-3151.

The donation is made possible by supporters of HKPS--donations like these are a result of their generosity and support.

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HKPS Donates to South Orlando Youth Football Association

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HKPS co-founder James Rudolph (L) presenting a donation to Jackie Candalaria (R) of SOYFA.

This past week, HelpKidsPlaySports.org (HKPS) donated $600 to the South Orlando Youth Football Association (SOYFA) to help waive registration fees for underfunded kids.The check was presented to Jackie Candalaria, the SOYFA fundraising coordinator, by HKPS co-founder & treasurer, James Rudolph.

"Our goal is to maintain a youth program that benefits all participants, by teaching good sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, physical fitness, and self-discipline through football and cheerleading. We will do our best to set a positive example for our players, cheerleaders, and opponents at all times," stated SOYFA president Brian DuChene. For more information, go to www.SOYFA.org.

The donation is made possible by supporters of HKPS--donations like these are a result of their generosity and support.

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HelpKidsPlaySports.org Continues Support of Class Athlete

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L to R: James Rudolph (HKPS co-founder), Roy Bova, (founder of Class Athlete), & Lance Ragland (HKPS co-founder).

This past week, HelpKidsPlaySports.org (HKPS) made their second annual donation of $500 to Class Athlete to help waive registration fees for underfunded kids.The check was presented to Roy Bova, the founder and CEO of Class Athlete, Inc. by HKPS co founders, James Rudolph and Lance Ragland.

Bova founded the youth sports organization nearly seven years ago, to create an outlet in the Casselberry/Winter Springs/Oviedo community. Class Athlete facilitates over 1,000 student athletes in Soccer, flag football, and basketball. For more information on Class Athlete, go to (www.classathlete.com).

The donation is made possible by supporters of HKPS--donations like these are a result of their generosity and support.

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2nd Annual Donation to Oviedo Babe Ruth

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Co-founders of HKPS Kevin Masih & Lance Ragland (on right), presented a 2nd annual donation to the volunteer board of OBR.

HelpKidsPlaySports.org (HKPS) made a 2nd annual donation to Oviedo Babe Ruth Baseball & Softball (OBR) this past week. The donation was made at a board meeting with OBR volunteers present. The $750 donation was made on behalf of HKPS board members and supporters. As with all HKPS donations, the funds are given to help waive fees for kids who are in need.

For more information on Oviedo Babe Ruth Baseball & Softball, go to www.oviedobaberuth.com

The donation is made possible by supporters of HKPS--donations like these are a result of their generosity and support.

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HelpKidsPlaySports.org Donates to Azalea Park Pop Warner

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L to R: James Rudolph, Taj Murphy, Kevin Masih, Lance Ragland.

On behalf of Azalea Park Pop Warner, Taj Murphy accepted a $600 donation from HelpKidsPlaySports.org (HKPS). Murphy, an attorney, is a volunteer football coach at Azalea Park Pop Warner and is passionate about finding talented underfunded athletes and helping them find the means to participate. James Rudolph, Kevin Masih & Lance Ragland presented the check last week. The funds were given to help waive expenses for deserving kids who want to participate, but are finding it difficult to pay.

The Azalea Park Panthers are celebrating their 30th year as an organization. For more information on the program, go to http://www.eteamz.com/sites/APPANTHERS

Murphy has agreed to become an Associate Board Member at HKPS. We welcome him to our team.

This donation is made possible by supporters of HKPS--donations like these are a result of their generosity and support.

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