Events

AmeriCorps Members are Making an Impact through Up2Us Coach and AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps Members are Making an Impact through Up2Us Coach and AmeriCorps VISTA

See what AmeriCorps members serving through Up2Us Coach and AmeriCorps VISTA have been able to accomplish during their service terms. 

How AmeriCorps Has Helped Us #GetThingsDone

How AmeriCorps Has Helped Us #GetThingsDone

Since the inception of Up2Us Sports, AmeriCorps has been by our side, providing grants to support service members to serve as youth sports coaches nationally. These members, play pivotal roles in the lives of youth in and around some of America’s most underserved communities.

Up2Us Coaches Nationwide Participate in MLK Day of Service

Up2Us Coaches Nationwide Participate in MLK Day of Service

Up2Us Sports staff and coaches in New Orleans, Chicago and Miami have participated in the Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) MLK Day of Service.

Ambassador Kim Vandenberg Hosts Swim Clinic for New Orleans Youth

Ambassador Kim Vandenberg Hosts Swim Clinic for New Orleans Youth

Up2Us Sports athlete ambassador Kim Vandenberg hosted a swim clinic for 30 girls from long-standing partner ReNew Schaumburg Elementary. The school, in partnership with The New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission, the American Red Cross and Up2Us Sports, launched their swim program in advance of the 2017-2018 school year. Up2Us Sports placed two coaches in the program to teach students swim skills and life skills throughout the school year.

2017 Gala Honors Top Female Athletes and Coaches

2017 Gala Honors Top Female Athletes and Coaches

 On Monday, May 15, 2017, Up2Us Sports held its’ 5th Annual Gala, celebrating powerhouse female coaches and athletes. Up2Us Sports presented its Legacy Award to Mollie Marcoux Samaan (Director of Athletics at Princeton University) and Angela Ruggiero (four-time Olympic medalist in women’s ice hockey), who was unfortunately not able to attend due to a family emergency, but who was honored just the same.

She Can Coach: A Campaign in Support of Women Coaches

She Can Coach: A Campaign in Support of Women Coaches

Up2Us Sports is launching She Can Coach - a fundraising and awareness campaign focused on the importance of growing opportunities for women to coach and ensuring young girls in vulnerable communities have great female role models in their lives.

Research from the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sports proves that girls drop out of sports at a higher rate than boys and that girls’ participation is strongly correlated with female role models.