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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BALTIMORE RAVENS & UP2US SPORTS

"The Ravens’ franchise is partnering with a national nonprofit, bringing a new program to Charm City’s children."


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VETERANS' VOICES: OPERATION COACH

"Transitioning out of the military can be a challenge for veterans entering the next chapter of their life. Veterans with a passion for sports can make a difference in the life of a child while advancing their own."


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THE UP2US SPORTS GALA BROUGHT OUT ATHLETIC ICONS

"It was the perfect summer evening for an elegant gala in New York City last night, and Up2Us [Sports], the nonprofit that provides support to youth through coaching and sports, celebrated their sixth annual gala at Guastavino’s."


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GIVING BACK FOR FATHER'S DAY...MICHELOB ULTRA X UP2US SPORTS

"Michelob has joined forces with Up2Us Sports to recognize the special role that coaches, mentors and father figures play in our lives with a short film titled 'Dear #ULTRADAD.'"


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Baltimore Ravens invest $1.5 million to bring youth coaches, mentors to city

"The Ravens are partnering with a nonprofit called Up2Us Sports that places AmeriCorps volunteers as sports coaches around the country. The coaches are trained to use sports as a way to help children “achieve their potential” and deal with life’s challenges."


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IS SPORTS COACHING ROCKET SCIENCE?

"It’s time we start talking about who trained your kid’s coach. Why? Because some of your kids may spend more time with their coach than with many of their teachers in school."


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Hundreds of AmeriCorps Members Serve in Williamsport

"Normally Alexandra Lennon works with the nonprofit "Up2Us Sports" in Philadelphia. Thanks to PennSERVE AmeriCorps, a nonprofit dedicated to serving others, she's spent this day helping to bring a mural in Williamsport to life."


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COACHING THE BRAIN: A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

"'Being good at something like a sport is so important, but actually, if we can be really intentional about learning life skills at the same time, that's what being a trauma-sensitive and sport-based youth development coach is,' Folco said."


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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."