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.
The recipients each received $1,000. The five groups awarded grants are:
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.
"As we approach the two year anniversary of Jason’s accident, the Foundation we created in his name ensures his legacy of community, sportsmanship and family live on", said JAFYS Board President Andrew Schwab. "These small but powerful dollars will go towards helping as many children as possible participate in a sports program of their choosing.”
To find out more about the Foundation, please visit our website: jasonandersonfoundation.org