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Kids in the Game Photo CollageGO! Grants Get Kids Active & Moving through School-Based Programs

KIDS in the GAME is PHIT America's official partner managing and implementing our school-based GO! Grant programs.

When you donate to PHIT America, the vast majority of these funds will be used to expand school-based physical education and activity programs to help kids become more active, fit and healthy. 

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 GO! Grants and KIDS in the GAME

Leading Go Grants logobrands from the sports and fitness industry and other major corporations have become major sponsors of PHIT America giving us the resources to support school-based physical activity programs with grants of $500 to $5,000 serving 5-12 year old children. These GO! Grant programs introduce a child to a life of activity and fitness. When individuals donate to PHIT America, this just increases the number of children we can introduce a life of activity and fitness to.  We can get a child off the couch and get them active for less than $50 per child through our GO! Grant Programs.

Rather than PHIT America set up and fund an infrastructure to manage and implement these grants, we work hand in hand with KIDS In the GAME, a 3 year partner who shares our mission and has tremendous experience in implementing  grassroots grants. You can see how KIDS in the GAME implements these programs and examples of some of the programs they have successfully implemented below.

If you are interested in applying for a GO! Grant, please click here.

KIDS in the GAME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on inspiring kids to thrive in life through sports. Their goal is to empower underserved youth to live up to their full potential through positive sports experiences that form active, healthy habits for a lifetime.

Physical education and youth sports are a critical positive developmental tool for the next generation of Americans. Sports provide an action-oriented and successful path to discipline, leadership, crime-prevention, lower drop-out rates and healthy lifestyles. Research studies overwhelmingly conclude that kids who participate in after-school athletic programs do better in life.

KIDS in the GAME has also come up with a great way to screen programs and monitor success. Read below to learn how your donation is used efficiently and, most important, directly to help kids get fit and more healthy. Every kid deserves a chance to play.  Please donate now!

If you would like to learn more about KIDS in the GAME, click here.

KIDS in the GAME 8 Steps Implementation Process

Professionalism, accountable, creative, entrepreneurial and brand conscious are just a few words that describe the reason PHIT America has chosen KIDS in the GAME as our partner.  Here is the 8 Step Process KIDS in the GAME uses to make sure your investment is a great investment.

  1. Grant Application Submission including Needs, Goals, Plans, etc.
  2. Verification & Approval of Applicant / Recipient
  3. Needs Assessment – Staff, Program, Budget
  4. Approval of Grant
  5. Distribution of Grant
  6. Certification Documenting Use of Funds
  7. Impact Reporting Demonstrating Results
  8. Marketing Communications – Sharing Our Positive Results

 Kids in the Game In Action in Local Communities! 

Take a look at some of the youth, programs and organizations KIDS in the GAME is already supporting.  Your donation will help more youth gain access to positive sports programs like these.

American Youth Soccer Organization

Impact:  650 more kids now playing soccer!

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is the largest single-entity youth soccer association in the U.S. AYSO KITGwith over 600,000 registered players and 225,000 volunteers. AYSO develops and delivers quality youth soccer programs in a fun, safe environment based on the following 6 Philosophies: everyone plays, balanced teams, open registration, positive coaching, good sportsmanship, player development.

“Thank you KIDS in the GAME! The support you give touches the lives of so many!”
- Shannon Cleveland, Regional Commissioner, AYSO Region 1535, Brighton, Tennessee


Sisters Park and Recreation

Impact: 93 more youth active in sports! 

The Sisters Park & Recreation District was founded in 1995 as a non-profit organization to provide recreation, sports Sisters KITGand enrichment programs for Sisters area youth and families.

“Thank you for choosing to keep kids in the game here in Sisters, Oregon!  The best part is watching the kids participate in camps or clinics who would not have been there otherwise.”
- Ryan Moffet, Program Director, Sisters Park & Recreation

 Girls on the Run

Impact:  20 more girls running and gaining confidence!

The goal of Girls on the Run Puget Sound is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a Girls on Run KITGlifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

"KIDS In the GAME support helps the Girls on the Run of Puget Sound to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running”.
- Kerin Brasch, Executive Director, Girls on the Run Puget Sound

 Lacrosse on 3

Impact:  86 more young kids learning lacrosse! 

The mission of Lacrosse On 3, Inc is to enable kids to experience life in a whole new way. They accomplish this by Lacrosse 3 KITGusing the sport of lacrosse as the tool for developing kids and providing them with opportunities they would not normally receive.

 “KIDS in the GAME has helped support many kids in their efforts to learn and play lacrosse through our lacrosse on 3 program.”
– James Davis, Executive Director, Lacrosse on 3



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Want to help kids get more fit in local sports or physical education programs?  Take action now and support PHIT America.

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Applying for a Grant?

If you have a school-based program for 5-12 year olds that will get more children active, fit and healthy with a little support from PHIT America, click on the link to the right to learn more.

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