FundPlay recognized as an NYSS Champion to Promote Participation in Youth Sports

LeagueApps program to support sports-based youth development leaders becomes an NYSS Champion
NEW YORK - Nov. 4, 2021 - PRLog -- The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize FundPlay, a LeagueApps program, as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion.

As an NYSS Champion, FundPlay has demonstrated their organization's commitment to support safe, fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate, and accessible youth sports opportunities. FundPlay is recognized along with other NYSS Champions on as part of a growing network of organizations partnering with HHS to improve the youth sports landscape in America.

"We know children who obtain regular physical activity gain important physical and mental health benefits, which are more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic," explains RADM Paul Reed, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS. "I'm thrilled to acknowledge the work of the NYSS Champions who are helping to foster a lifelong love of sports and physical activity for our Nation's youth."

"On behalf of the LeagueApps team, we are grateful and humbled by this recognition of FundPlay and its mission for equitable access to sports experiences," said Olympic Gold Medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, LeagueApps Head of Community & Impact and President, FundPlay. "Being a National Youth Sports Strategy Champion reflects how FundPlay's grants for our amazing youth development program partners helps ensure they're able to deliver those experiences to the kids and families they serve."

The NYSS is a federal roadmap with actionable strategies for youth, adults who interact with youth, organizations, communities, and public policy makers to increase participation in youth sports and improve the youth sports experience. The NYSS vision is that one day all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports. NYSS Champions are recognized for working towards achieving this vision.

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