On September 2nd, Marc Anderson presented a check for $1,000 to Berlin Seahawks Coach Tony Morris. The Seahawks are in the Henlopen Pop Warner football league and offer football and cheerleading programs for boys and girls ages 5 to 15. The money provided by the Foundation was used to help support two local players who needed assistance with registration and uniform fees and also to help provide new uniforms for the Seahawks Cheer squad.
The Jason Anderson Foundation for Youth Sports is pleased to announce our recent affiliation with the Greater Lewes Foundation. As we continue to grow we recognize the need for additional support and guidance to assist us in reaching our goals and the GLF offers great opportunities for networking within the local Southern Delaware region. Our partnership with the GLF will help us broaden our exposure to the Delaware community and assist us in raising funds needed to accomplish our mission as we continue to expand the great work we do for local youth in need. As in the past, all donations to our Foundation will continue to go back to the community and fees to the GLF for their services will be funded independently by the Anderson family.
HENLOPEN SOCCER CLUB
Delaware's Cape Gazette covers the Jason Anderson Foundation's grant award to Henlopen Soccer Club (additional photos to follow):
Photo Above: Marc Anderson presents Dover Little League with $3,000 grant award before a game.
Photo Below: Ryan Anderson stands next to Jason Anderson Foundation banner placed by Dover Little League on home field.
The Jason Anderson Foundation for Youth Sports awarded the very first grant in the New Orleans community this past week to Project Peaceful Warriors.
...thanks to the Delaware Sports Commission and the Slam Dunk to the Beach Committee for, once again, selecting our Foundation as its charitable organization of choice for the 2016 Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament.
...we are proud to announce that the Jason Anderson Foundation for Youth Sports has been selected as the charitable organization of choice by the Delaware Sports Commission and the Foundation took this opportunity to hold its first major fundraiser by auctioning a fantastic selection of sports memorabilia and donated items ...
A $1,000 grant check was presented in November to Delaware's Western YMCA to help kids who need a boost to play a youth sport.
LEWES, DELAWARE – In its second round of grant distribution awards, The Jason Anderson Foundation for Youth Sports today announced it has awarded a total of $5,000 to several local sports organizations which will help children in need participate in youth sports. The Foundation has now awarded a total of $8,000 to local youth sports organizations since its creation in 2015.
On September 24th, 2016 The Jason Anderson Foundation President Marc Anderson and Board Chair Andrew Schwab, along with help from Ryan Anderson, present a $1,000 grant award to Coach Ron Moore and the Kent County Stallions in support of their youth football program.
LEWES, DELAWARE - The Jason Anderson Foundation for Youth Sports today announced it has awarded a total of $3,000 in grants to several local sports organizations which will help children in need participate in youth sports. The announcement represents the first grants awarded since the Foundation was created in 2015.
The recipients each received $1,000. The three groups awarded grants are:
- Dover Little League
- Kent County Stallions
- The Police Athletic League of Delaware – Youth Basketball League at Garfield Park
The Foundation’s mission is to provide children in need the opportunity to participate in an organized local community sports program. All three recipients of the inaugural grants have shown their commitment to providing access to sports activities to all members of the community. The three recipients plan to use the funds for sports equipment, uniforms and to help cover registration fees for families in need.
The Jason Anderson foundation For Youth Sports is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt not-for- profit organization was founded by the Anderson family after Jason tragically died in an automobile accident in January of 2015 at the age of 33. The outpouring of support for the family from friends, colleagues, co-workers, neighbors and gracious members of the community prompted the family and close friends to establish this foundation in Jason’s name as a way to give back to that community.
Sports were an essential part of Jason’s personal and professional life including his time at Syracuse University, the Syracuse Sky Chiefs, the New Orleans Saints, Dover Motor Sports and the Ohio University Sports Administration program. Jason also quietly gave back to his community. He volunteered his time to the Autism Society of Delaware, the Brain Injury Association of Delaware, the Delaware Sports Commission and the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce.
Jason chose a career in professional sports but never forgot how important they were to him as a child and demonstrated that commitment through his actions helping young people at all levels.
"On behalf of the Anderson family, Jason’s wife Kati and our Board of Directors, we are thrilled to award these grants to organizations that engage in activities Jason held very close to his heart", said JAFYS Board President Andrew Schwab. "Jason’s life was extremely meaningful to each of us and it is so important we continue to keep his memory alive doing the work he would have been doing himself.”
To find out more about the Foundation, please visit our website: jasonandersonfoundation.org
To make a donation, please visit jasonandersonfoundation.org/lend-a-hand/
We are excited to report that, in a very short period of time, the Foundation surpassed our 2015 year-end fundraising goal by a significant margin. Our site went live on Saturday, December 26th with one goal in mind - raise $2,500 before the New Year so that we may enter 2016 with the plan to begin vetting community organizations for our grant process, thus opening the Spring registration process to children in need.
We have our donors to thank for getting our final 2015 tally to just over $3,100! With these funds, Foundation members will begin formalizing the organization vetting and grant application processes so local area children may benefit from their local sports organizations regardless of their family's financial status.
Help us raise our initial seed money! With the end of 2015 quickly approaching, help us honor Jason with a year-end tax deductible contribution. We've set a modest goal to raise $2,500 by the end of the year. Help us cross the finish line as we build a foundation in Jason's memory to make sure children in need get to play the youth sports Jason cared so much about!