• Constantine Announces $4.6 Million To Promote Equitable Access To Youth Sports And Outdoor Recreation
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    Constantine Announces $4.6 Million To Promote Equitable Access To Youth Sports And Outdoor Recreation

    King County Executive Dow Constantine King County Executive Dow Constantine recently announced $4.6 million in Youth Sports and Outdoor Recreation Relief funding – including a substantial boost from federal COVID-19 recovery aid – to improve access to sports and recreation for youth of color following extensive community-based review that helped focus investments on racial equity. A total of 45 organization will receive funding based on a comprehensive community review process designed to promote equitable access to sports and recreation. King County Parks partnered with the King County Play Equity Coalition and 50 independent community reviewers to evaluate proposals, applying the principles of racial equity. “Investing in these 45 community-led projects…

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    Indoor Sports Teams and Leagues for Youth in Boise

    I have an 8 year old boy and I am desperate to get him started in some kind of team sports. I know I am a little late in the game – pun intended – I would love to have had him start a couple of years ago but between a move, covid, and a custody battle it got put on the back burner. Now however, now that we are just gearing up freezing cold winter season, now we are ready. Go figure, we couldn’t get it together when outdoors games and practice is enjoyed in glorious warm sunshine but no, we have to figure out how to get things…

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    Sonora Area Foundation Grants $1.5 Million To Build Youth Sports Complex

    Youth Sports Foundation Youth Sports Foundation of Tuolumne County (YSF) is excited to announce that the Sonora Area Foundation has granted $1.5 million to YSF to support building a multi-sport facility complex for the youth of Tuolumne County. Brandon Meyer, President of the YSF, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”. “Sonora Area Foundation’s award will allow YSF to match donations, accelerating us towards our project need of $3,000,000” said Meyer. The yet-to-be named facility is planned to offer a full-size soccer field, a youth soccer field with artificial turf, four pickleball courts, two sand volleyball courts, batting cages, a 20,000 square foot open-air sports pavilion, and a 1.5…

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    West Side youth face off with Chicago police in water balloon fight

    James Solis stood in the parking lot of a shuttered Chicago Public School drenched in water, trying to catch his breath. The recent high school graduate, along with other West Side kids, some as young as 6, was in a massive water balloon fight Friday afternoon, but they weren’t targeting each other. Instead, their opponents were nearly a dozen Chicago police officers. “I think this kind of helps make the relationship better because there is a lot of head butting with people in authority and young kids like ourselves,” Solis said. “It gets us to a common ground that not all police are bad and not all kids are bad…

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