DICK’S Sporting Goods equips Little League® athletes with the gear they need to succeed. Our goal is to make a lasting impact in our community by inspiring and enabling sports participation. Discover the many ways DICK’S Sporting Goods is supporting Little League.
The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation
At The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation we believe that sports make people better. Sports build character, increase confidence, motivate kids to stay in school and aim for higher education; teaching life lessons that extend well beyond the playing field. Through our Sports Matter grants and other support we’ve helped organizations, schools, and community teams across all 50 states provide opportunities for kids to play sports.
We also know that not everybody has the same access to sport, so we’ve made a commitment to give 1,000,000 kids in under-resourced communities get a chance to play by 2024.
- In 2014, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation launched its Sports Matter program to help bring awareness of the importance of sport and the lack of opportunities that many kids have to play.
- Kids who play sports do better in school and are more likely to go to college.
- But we know that not all kids begin at the same starting line. Race, gender, and income all impact a kid’s opportunity to play.
- For the past six years, we have made it our mission to inspire and enable sports participation through donations to under resourced youth sports organizations. In 2019, we made a commitment to give 1 million kids a chance to play by 2024.
In 2017, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation made a five-year, $500,000 commitment to Little League Baseball and Softball. Little League has always desired to utilize the funds to support pressing and relevant needs of local leagues. Check out some of the ways the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has supported Little League.