"Good Sports is a great organization run by great people," said Archer. "Their selection process allows them to find the right programs in need of sports equipment. I've worked with them on several occasions-they have a significant impact on the children involved."
"Our goal is to ensure all kids have the opportunity to engage in sports and fitness and all the benefits that go along with those opportunities," said Christy Keswick, Chief Operating Officer at Good Sports. "The Tampa Bay Rays have once again shown that they are committed to ensuring that the children in the Tampa community have access to fun physical activity throughout the year."
The Athletic Division of the City of Tampa Parks & Recreation Department provides year-round activities and engagement for over 1,500 youth throughout the city. Their programming is focused on enhancing skill development and understanding for a variety of multi-season sports, including baseball/softball, football, basketball, soccer and many other sports.
About the Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have proudly represented Major League Baseball in the Tampa Bay region since 1998. The organization and its foundation are committed to building a strong community bond through meaningful interaction and charitable contributions.
About Good Sports
Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports is able to get the necessary equipment into the hands of the kids that need it most, giving them a chance to get in the game. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided over $10.8 million worth of equipment to over 1,600 youth programs, impacting more than 950,000 kids. For more information on how you can support Good Sports, please visit www.goodsports.org.
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