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Batters Up USA®

Batters Up USA® promotes healthy lifestyles for our nation's youth through participation in community recreational baseball and softball programs. Batters Up USA® programs are designed for boys and girls of all ages, thereby maximizing our reach into the community. They work well in both urban and suburban settings anywhere a ball field is available. Because of our nation's growing concerns on several health and community issues such as: childhood obesity, personal fitness, community deterioration, and juvenile delinquency, the Batters Up USA® programs offer an inexpensive, practical method to use popular team based sports with broad reach into communities to address these many lifestyle issues. Programs include Equipment Grants (ie: (bats, balls, gloves, helmets, catcher's gear); Summer Recreation Center Programs, After-School Sport, and After-School Baseball/Reading Curriculum.

Coaches Curing Kids' Cancer

Give your coach special gift with a donation to Coaches Curing Kids' Cancer. They will send you a t-shirt, hat, or whistle to present your coach along with a personalized certificate. Coaches Curing Kids' Cancer unique program allows your team to say thanks to their coach while making a real difference in the lives of children battling cancer.

With green eyes and blonde curly hair, Killian was crazy about sports - participating in baseball, basketball and swimming anytime he was well enough during his four-and-a-half years of treatment. One of his brother's coaches was so moved by Killian's brave fight against cancer that he asked his team to forego buying him an end-of-season gift and instead he asked that any money collected be donated to fund cutting edge pediatric cancer research. A year after his death, Killian's mother - Grainne Owen - adapted that coach's idea and created Coaches Curing Kids' Cancer. Today, youth sports teams from all over the nation make donations in honor of their coaches - with proceeds going to childhood cancer research.

National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN)

National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN) is the exclusive trade organization for the sports business industry. Founded in 1998, NSMN includes more than 10,000 individual and corporate members with chapters in major markets and members in more than 50 U.S. cities. The national organization is dedicated to the advancement of the sports business industry through networking and the production of thought-provoking, issue-oriented seminars created to raise the level of discourse on critical sports industry issues. In addition to producing must-attend panel discussions, NSMN offers industry-wide discounts on trade publications and complimentary job matching. NSMN is Board-governed by sports industry leadership who oversee educational initiatives nationwide. Sports business experience is required for membership. Learn more, view upcoming events and join NSMN.

SGMA - Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association


For more than 100 years, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) has been instrumental in representing sports and fitness businesses, and worked to build healthier, more enjoyable lifestyles in America. SGMA, the trade association of leading industry sports and fitness brands, enhances industry vitality and fosters sports and fitness participation through research, thought leadership, product promotion and public policy. SGMA's purpose is to support its member companies and promote a healthy environment for the sporting goods industry by providing access to insight, information, influence and industry connections. SGMA enhances industry vitality and fosters sports, fitness and active lifestyle participation. The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) was founded in 1979 by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association.



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