Vision & Mission
Building the next generation of American leaders through sport
At eTeamSponsor we believe that participation in sports is one of the the most important ways to develop the next generation of leaders in the United States. Our vision is to increase the student-athlete participation rate in high school and college sports by removing cost as a barrier to play. Our mission is to unlock opportunity through the most trusted fundraising experience, driven by innovative technology and delivery of exceptional value. This will ensure that schools and teams have the funds to provide their student-athletes with the best overall experience. This includes having access to great coaching, the latest equipment, proper nutrition, and the ability to travel to compete against the highest level of competition.
The Benefits of Participating in Youth Sports
Youth who participate in sports are more likely to volunteer and vote than non-participants. They are also more likely to pay their taxes and donate to charity.
Youth who participate in sports were more likely to demonstate leadership skills including: teamwork, discipline, goal-setting, independence, self-confidence, personal growth, and fair play.
Success in Life
Youth who participate in sports report better grades, self-esteem, and comfort with publich speaking. They are also more likely to apply to, and be acception to a college or university.
Headwinds Affecting Youth Sport Participation
The cost of participation in youth sports –has risen significantly over time making it increasingly difficult for students to afford to play. READ MORE
The Aspen Institute notes an alarming trend showing declining interest in particpating in traditional youth sports. READ MORE.
Inappropriate fan behavior has a 3X negative effect on youth sport participation rates impacting coaches, officials, and student athltetes.
Our goal – increase participation rates in youth sports
Our goal is to increase the participation rates in high school, two-year, and four-year college sports by 25% by 2032.
How we will accomplish this goal:
1. We will help schools and teams raise funds to ensure that their student-athletes have a great experience playing their chosen sport or sports. This includes having access to safe equipment and playing fields/gyms as well as having the latest gear and uniforms they can wear with pride.
2. We will provide coaches, athletic directors, boosters, and advancement administrators with expert guidance and advice that will help them raise the most money possible for their teams and schools.
3. We will work with our partners to spread the word about the many benefits of high school and college sports to ensure they are properly funded at the state and local level.
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