2023 Supporter... United Way of the Columbia Gorge
We at KKIDS want to make it possible for all youth to
have the opportunity to participate in developmental team sports.
No matter the skill.
No matter the lifestyle.
No matter the social, economic, or class status.
We believe all kids deserve the right to play!
A Developmental Sport is any sport that brings physical activity, common focus, and engages community all while bringing positive change into the lives of people.
What Do Sports Help Kids Achieve?
Key motivations include:
Staying in school. Getting good grades. Making better choices.
Through participating in youth sports, an overall goal will be to aide in a child’s development by: increasing confidence, improving self-esteem, self-discipline, respect for both the mind and body, building healthy bones and muscles, increasing fitness, better social interaction, teamwork, lowering the risk of obesity, creating a positive release and outlet for emotions, *lessen depression and anxiety, and creating resiliency.
Participating in youth sports will be rewarded with success – creating a space for healthy competition, education on sportsmanship. It will introduce children to role models; coaches who make positive changes in their lives; refs who are willing to teach; and teammates who have similar likes and goals.
Sports teach life lessons that extend far beyond playing on the field.
Far beyond – winning the game, crossing the finish line, and going to the Championship! These lessons will teach sportsmanship and composure, discipline, and focus.
Sports create Leaders and Make Better Humans!
“Sports as a whole remains a positive and more than likely a protective activity for our kids and teenagers. They need care and attention, for their physical and mental well-being, and they need the opportunity to participate in settings where they will receive that care and attention. And not all children get that opportunity." - Dr. Alex B. Diamond, an associate professor of pediatrics & orthopedics and the director of the program for injury prevention in youth sports at Vanderbilt