Joy Of The Game Foundation
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The Joy of the Game Foundation was established in 2001 to allow underprivileged youth to participate in sports programming run by sister Company, Joy of the Game, LLC. Joy of the Game reaches over 4,000 families in the Chicagoland area, providing a wide variety of sports programming including instructional lessons, clinics, camps, and leagues.
Foundation Mission & Core Values
Based on the belief that sports represent many aspects of life, Joy of the Game focuses on the best that sports can bring out in each individual. That focus has created a trusted company and brand that attracts a wide range of youth athletes of all skill levels from a variety of cultural and demographic backgrounds.
Its mission is to ensure that all youth, regardless of background or economic position, can benefi t from the positive aspects of being a youth athlete. Its programming instills positive messages and characteristics in participants through emphasizing such concepts as setting and achieving goals, teamwork, determination, leadership, perseverance, dealing positively with adversity and much more. It creates a positive atmosphere with strong role models that allow youths an alternative to violence, gangs and other negative and self-destructive activities. Most importantly, the program helps develop skills in participants that allow them to go to college on scholarship. This creates opportunities that otherwise would not be available to them.
Its purpose is simple: The Joy of the Game Foundation is committed to the success of our country’s youth athletes and wants every youth athlete, not just those from prosperous families, to be able to succeed. The Joy of the Game Foundation believes that with the right environment, encouragement and skills, our youth will become better individuals and have a strong future to look forward to.