FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE SPORTS FOR THE WORLDS CHILDREN FOUNDATION BENEFITS PROGRAM FOR UNDERSERVED GIRLS
ALBUQUERQUE, June 11, 2010 SWC provided much needed sports equipment to the TechGYRLS Camp program at the YWCA Middle Rio Grande, a nonprofit based in Albuquerque NM. The program serves girls in the Albuquerque area, ages 9-13, of which one in four lives in poverty. The goals of the program include developing communication and teamwork, building self confidence, and promoting good health and activity.
The equipment provided by SWC included softballs, gloves/mitts, bases, bats, helmets, badminton nets, badminton racquets, lacrosse sticks, and balls. Melanie Madrid, Assistant to the CEO/President, wrote, "The sporting equipment will be necessary for us to offer a complete summer camp with a balance of mental and physical activity... We wil use the equipment year after year to serve the most children as possible." She adds, "Timing couldn't be better... I'm so excited about the softball equipment... I'm so excited that we will be able to play softball, lacrosse and badminton at camp!"
Since its inception in 1997, SWC has collected and delivered nearly 26 tons of sports equipment to more than 15,900 children in Mexico, Nicaragua, Uganda, and the United States. SWC’s “Communities Play” Program has received past support from Alaska Airlines, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association’s Baseball Tomorrow Fund, and the Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation.
The Sports for the World’s Children Foundation is California 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation based in San Francisco. SWC’s mission is to help facilitate the creation of ongoing, self-sustaining, quality sports programs for children with limited or no resources. Sports equipment and monetary donations are accepted year round. Interested individuals can contact SWC for more information about the “Communities Play” sports equipment distribution/volunteer program to Mexico, and/or to order a DVD about their programs at firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 566-3487. SWC is also on the Web at www.swcfoundation.org.