Helping To Tell Our Story

Our team loves working with journalists to share our compelling and impactful stories. If you’re a member of the media and would like to talk, please send an email to press@up2ussports.org.


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SUCCESSES OF PHILANTHROPY: TRAINING VETS TO INSPIRE KIDS

A partnership between the Miami HEAT and Up2Us Sports trains military veterans as coaches and mentors for kids in underserved urban communities. It's scoring big points for both.


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FREE KICKBALL GAME AT MARLINS PARK AIMS TO RECRUIT MORE FEMALE COACHES

There are few better places where girls can learn from women about navigating life than on an athletic field, which is why it's a major problem that there aren't enough female coaches for youth sports programs in the United States. Up2Us Sports is trying to change that.


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OLYMPIAN KIM VANDENBERG MAKES WAVES WITH NEW ORLEANS EAST SIXTH-GRADERS AT SWIM CLINIC

Olympic bronze medalist swimming Kim Vandenberg loves working with children, and it showed recently at the Joe Brown Park Pool in New Orleans East. Vandenberg, an athlete ambassador for Up2Us Sports, held a swimming clinic for 23 sixth-graders at ReNew Schaumburg.


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This trans high school athlete has found strength and support on boys volleyball team

"it was very difficult," Lozano told Outsports over the phone in his quiet, yet not quite shy, voice. "I was discovering myself and people were seeing me as me. People around me treated me very differently, including my family and friends and teachers."


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MSE FOUNDATION GRANT SUPPORTS UP2US SPORTS COACHES AT FORT DUPONT ICE ARENA

"Up2Us Sports allows me to be a positive role model in children's lives who may not have that role model otherwise," Gueory said. "It allows me to give them an outlet and give them hope."


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Voices of Educators: Chanice Holmes

Throughout the country, many schools have scaled back physical education classes and cut down on recess time. But kids need a chance to express their energy and express themselves through movement. That's what Chanice Holmes believes.


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#SheCanCoach: Basketball camp encourages girl coaches

Up2Us Sports and Mount Saint Joseph's Academy in Philadelphia host girl's basketball clinic, with all funds donated to the #SheCanCoach initiative to hire more female coaches.


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Up2Us Sports Saves Bronx Teen After She Loses Her Father

What if youth coaches were paid more than professional athletes? After learning Meredith Cazales and Up2Us Sports’ story, you could easily make a strong case for why we need to value coaches more than the larger-than-life athletes who grace the cover of cereal boxes.


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Naomi Watts, Famke Janssen, and More at the Up2Us Sports Gala

“Oh yeah, I was very sporty as a kid,” laughed actress Naomi Watts at last night’s Up2Us Sports Gala honoring Delmy Del Cid, Cara Morey, Mollie Marcoux Samaan and Angela Ruggiero.


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‘Girls in the Game’ helps young Chicago girls get help with PTSD

Coaches in the program are given trauma-sensitive training through a partnership with trauma experts in Up2Us Sports, a national program that...is dedicated to transforming the lives of our nation's most vulnerable youths by hiring and training coaches who can inspire their success on and off the field.