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Celebrating 10 Years

As we close out 2017, the year in which we celebrated our 20th anniversary, we thought we'd take just a moment to look back at some our work, and share a glimpse of all that has inspired us and filled us with so much joy. This video is a tribute to many of the incredible volunteers that have worked and traveled with us over the years. And as we look toward the New Year, we look forward to many more moments full of smiles and laughter to carry us through... and beyond.

(NEW!) We have updated our WISH LIST on our Support page! Can you help with some of our administrative / office / travel research needs? Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Our new program, "Match Play," has finally made its debut! Match Play pairs sports equipment donors directly with organizations/programs in need. Donors include community groups, individuals, organizations, and schools while the beneficiaries consist of clubs, programs, organizations, and/or schools from around the world that have submitted a formal Equipment Needs Application to SWC.

(Details about how an individual, group, school, or organization can participate, communicate with donors and beneficiaries, track progress, etc., coming soon!)

(ONGOING!) Is your family, sports team (youth or adult), work group, or just a handful of friends in need of a vacation with a feel-good component? SWC can organize / provide personalized small group service projects / volunteer trips to the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. Travelers can participate in sports / meal / music programs for disadvantaged kids, nature (whales and whale sharks, sea turtles, horseback riding, etc.) awareness / conservation outings, world class big game fishing, eco tours (hikes, kayak), etc., depending on your preferences! To begin planning an unforgettable and inspirational trip with your group, or for more information, contact us!

Our efforts in Mexico and Uganda continue!
Our storage facilities are currently filled to the rafters with equipment ready to be delivered and/or shipped out to deserving children in need. Can you help? A $68 tax-deductible donation will provide complete baseball or soccer uniforms (including balls, excluding shoes) to an entire youth team in Mexico or Uganda. A photo of the team in their uniforms will be personally mailed to you once the uniforms have been delivered. To donate, click here for our Support page.

SWC's sports equipment and school supply collection drive is ongoing throughout the year. We are currently collecting donations for the following sports equipment distribution collaborations / programs:

SWC's "Communities Play" sports equipment distribution Program
More Info...

SWC's "Match Play" donor-direct-to-beneficiary Program
More Info (Coming soon!)

Our CURRENT equipment needs include:

*Collections Temporarily ON HOLD*

... while we re-organize after closing one of our storage units, and raising the funds needed to distribute the hundreds of pounds of equipment we currently have on hand.

Thank you for considering SWC for your sports equipment donations. If you have any questions, or are interested in shipping your sports equipment donations directly to an overseas area / organization / program in need, please contact us.

If you are able to support us through a monetary donation, please click here.

The Sports for the World’s Children Foundation believes that all children need love, encouragement, and the opportunity to grow.

We also believe that they need to play... just play... and BE children.

Through the efforts of Sports for the World’s Children, children with limited resources are given the opportunity they deserve to play and learn and grow.

In Loving Memory...
On May 11, 2015, we lost Charlie Val, Vice President, and beloved member of our SWC Family.

See our pictorial tribute on facebook by clicking here.

(WE MOVED!) SWC has a new address...
Unfortunately our July, 2014, "They are Worthy" Benefit Softball Tournament had to be postponed because... WE MOVED!
Our new address is:
68-C Westlake Ave
Daly City CA 94014
It wasn't our choice to leave our home of over 17 years, and the timing made it too difficult for us to run the great tournament that you're used to, but we're happy to report that we have found new digs and are finally getting settled. We may consider having our tournament fundraiser later in the year (we need the funds!), but if not, we'll shoot for our usual month of July in 2015. In the meantime, if you are able to support us through a monetary donation, please click here.

SWC's "Match Play" Collaboration with Anonymous Donor in San Diego Benefits a Youth Baseball Program in Mexico
CUIDAD INSURGENTES, Baja California Sur, MEXICO, April 28, 2014 - More Info (Coming soon!)

SWC's "Match Play" Collaboration with Farallon Capital Management in San Francisco Benefits a Children's Home in Mexico
TODOS SANTOS, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO, October 25, 2013 - More Info (Coming soon!)

August 2013
SWC's 2013 Raffle has ended, all winners have been notified, and all prizes have been accepted and distributed. The Grand Prize is a four day fishing trip for two in Mexico! Approximately $1,500 was raised through our raffle.. Thanks to all prize donors and raffle ticket purchasers, for your generous support. And congratulations to all winners! More Info / Winners' List

July 13 & 14, 2013
SWC's 16th annual "They are Worthy" Benefit Softball Tournament was held in Daly City on July 13 and 14, 2013, at Westlake Park. Over $2,000 was raised and donations of sports equipment were collected from participating players and teams, all to support SWC's Communities Play program. More Info & Results

SWC's "Match Play" Collaboration with KAB Laboratories in San Diego Benefits a Children's Home in the Great St. Louis MO Area
St. Louis MO, February 7, 2013 - More Info (Coming soon!)

SWC's "Match Play" Collaboration with the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Benefits a Pre-K Through 8th Grade School's PE Program
Philadelphia PA, September 25, 2012 - Click here to see how the Sports Leadership teens of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco were matched with a school sports program in need in Philadelphia. More Info (Coming soon!)

SWC Benefits a Youth Boxing Program in Mexico
TODOS SANTOS, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO, June 20, 2012 – SWC provided much needed boxing equipment to a youth boxing program in Todos Santos. Accepting the donations on behalf of the program was one of the program directors, Ramiro Reducindo Reducindo, gold medalist (2003 Pan American games), Olympian (2004), and ex-professional boxer comes to Todos Santos from La Paz twice a week to train the youth in the program. More Info (Coming soon!)

SWC's First "Match Play" Collaboration with the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Benefits a Pre-K Through 8th Grade School's PE Program
Philadelphia PA, May 30, 2012 - Watch the video the 6th grade class of Saint Peter the Apostle School made, which creatively demonstrated their school's need for the sports equipment requested from SWC. More Info (Coming soon!)

SWC Benefits Little League Baseball and Girls' Softball Programs in Mexico
PESCADERO and TODOS SANTOS, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO, April 19, 2012 – SWC provided much needed sports equipment and uniforms to a girls' softball program in Todos Santos, and a little league baseball program in Pescadero. More Info (Coming soon!)

SWC Benefits School District Health and Sports Program
SEATTLE WA, October 26, 2011 – SWC provided much needed sports equipment to the Sports and Intermurals Program of the Skykomish School District WA. The district serves a predominantly low-income area, with 69% of the students qualifying to receive free or reduced cost lunch, and 19% live below the poverty level. More Info

SWC Board Member Honored
JACKSON CA, October 21, 2011 – The Amador County Chamber of Commerce recognizes SWC board member, Martha Perez, with their Business Person of the Year Award. The honor is awarded to a successful business owner who has given their time to support the community and who is a great role model. More Info

April 19-27, 2008 • "Following Freedom" Volunteer Trip to Mexico
10 volunteers from five (5) states helped deliver hundreds of pounds of much needed sports equipment to over 1,700 deserving kids in 17 different leagues, schools, and sports clubs in the communities of Caduano, Miraflores, El Cardonal, Buena Vista, Los Barriles, La Ribera, Las Cuevas (El Campamento), El Triunfo, Santa Cruz, San Bartolo, La Paz, Agua Escondida, Marquez de Leon, and Insurgentes. More...

SWC Travels to Uganda to Support Girls' Soccer
March 12-29, 2008
In June of 2007, the Africa Youth Ministries submitted a Needs Application requesting sports equipment donations from SWC, as they have been trying to integrate sports into their HIV/AIDS, drug, teen pregnancy, and street kids education programs. Since then, we had been trying to find an opportunity to travel to Uganda during one of their sports programs in order to research their needs, with hopes of possibly organizing a future volunteer trip to Uganda to distribute equipment...

The Sports for the World’s Children Foundation and Hornblower Cruises Team Up to Benefit Children in Mexico
SAN FRANCISCO CA, November 10, 2007 – Despite the oil the spill, there are some good things happening on San Francisco Bay. On Friday, November 16, the Sports for the World’s Children Foundation (SWC) and Hornblower Cruises will embark on a 6-day ocean journey on the M/V Freedom to deliver hundreds of pounds of donated sports equipment to children in need in Mexico. More...

10th Anniversary Celebration Event Honors Volunteers and Supporters
Local radio station Alice Radio's morning DJ, "No Name," was the Master of Ceremonies at the early dinner event that celebrated 10 years of service, honored various organizational supporters and individual volunteers, and reunited volunteers from around the country. Words of appreciation from SWC Founder/Executive Director can be found here.
Partial listing of honorees included:
Corporate: Alaska Airlines, YMCA of San Francisco
Individual: Emery Clay III (CA volunteer), Kellee Fong (CA volunteer), Martha Perez (CA Board Director), James O'Neil (MA volunteer), Fred White (WA volunteer)
DVD copies of the 10th Anniversary video tribute, "All Stars - Going the Extra Mile," are now available. More...

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association feature Sports for the World's Children on their community home page in conjunction with the 2007 MLB All-Star Game in San Francisco
"Recently, BTF sat down with Ms. Ina to discuss her organization, her passion for the game of baseball and what giving back has done for her. In the process, we discovered that with inspiration, passion and hard work everyday people can become All-Stars to children around the world." More... (click on "7/06/2007 Q&A with Sports for the World's Children")

MLB Grant
SWC receives grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players' Association. More...

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68-C Westlake Ave
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tel (415) 566-3487

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