In 1989, a small group of friends came up with an idea to use sports as a way to raise funds that could then be used to provide specific gifts of assistance to improve the quality of life of special needs children. Starting with a sports memorabilia auction in Omaha, Nebraska, the Sports For Kids Foundation soon began to make an impact on several children throughout the United States and into Canada, providing items such as adaptive recreation equipment, hearing aids, wish gifts, camp experiences, medicines, protective headgear, wheelchairs, and horseback therapy sessions, to name a few.
With the help of volunteers, additional auctions have been held in Chicago and Phoenix. Golf events featuring LPGA touring professionals and past and current professional and college athletes as team captains have taken place in Phoenix and Nebraska. Indy car legends and former major league players have shared stories of their experiences with appreciative audiences in Indianapolis and Wyoming. The end result from each of these events is that the Sports For Kids Foundation has been able to make a difference in helping hundreds of special children and their parents to better deal with the medical conditions that challenge them every day.
Thanks to the generous support and cooperation of professional and college athletes, coaches, team executives and front office staff, contributing businesses and sponsors, along with the many volunteers who kindly lend their time and talent to the cause, the Sports For Kids Foundation continues its mission of using the best of sports to help the bravest of kids.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn more about the Sports For Kids Foundation, its mission, upcoming events, and some of the brave children that we help.