Comments from the community and our alumni:
-- "This past April you donated several boxes of jerseys & soccer balls for my trip to Petit Goave, Haiti. When I brought the jerseys out to the field they ran over so fast. I cannot express enough how thankful I am to Kidsports for the donations. We were able to provide many, many children with team jerseys and their excitement nearly brought us to tears. One of our translators earned a soccer scholarship to a university in South Dakota and will be moving from Haiti this coming September. He was thrilled to see the joy of school children being fitted with team jerseys and soccer balls." - Curt Gillis
-- Click HERE to see more about what KIDSPORTS alum and NASA Astronaut Jim Dutton has to say about KIDSPORTS.
-- "Wanted to share a story about Emerald Kidsports and what it means to kids and this community. I have coached for Kidsports for the last 8 years and have had many great experiences. But one particular experience was coaching football in the Fall of 2009. I had been coaching an 8th grade football team that had only 12 players and going into the final game had lost every game that season. They had been close several times. One boy on the team who was on scholarship did not have transportation to any games or practice so I usually took him. To this final game, I was unable to get him and he got himself dressed and on the bus across town to the game just before the start. Even without the success on the field, it was important enough to him to get himself to every practice and games despite the obstacles in his way. Without the scholarship and support of kidsports, kids like this would never have the chance to experience sports and the meaning of being on a team." -- Dan Duncan
-- Coach Appreciation: "I just wanted to say thank you to you and everyone who worked
so hard to put the BBQ last Saturday together. It was great! It's nice to know that what I do for fun is appreciated by so many. It was awesome meeting Bev
Smith & Mike Bellotti. Being a Eugene native and a HUGE Duck fan, it really made my day! All of it made my day... Thanks again for everything! Looking
forward to many more years of coaching for Kidsports...", Quote from KIDSPORTS coach Julie
-- Baseball: "I just wanted to take a minute and express my appreciation, as well as that of JBO, for giving our Midget National's an
incredible Championship Tournament. Dave and Matt did a hell of a
job, and I'd also like to offer my appreciation to everyone else who unselfishly volunteered their time. As evidenced by the number of e-mails I received, yours was the most popular tournament of
the two weekends. As you know, when I show up at a Tournament site, I spend most of my time talking to parents and promoting JBO. At your facility, no promotion was necessary on my part. The
parents I spoke with were absolutely amazed at the fields their kids were playing on, and the kids were in awe. Please pass on my thanks to everyone else who helped make this a memorable experience
for our "little guys and girls" (and their parents). I appreciate all of the hours you give to help make JBO the successful program that it is. Best regards,
Junior Baseball Organization, Inc."
-- Football: "Once again KidSports did a great job not only in the Championships but throughout the entire season. Myself, my players and coaches, and all of the families really appreciate all that you do from the Jamboree to Autzen to the playoffs. We have a great time. The competition improved tremendously over the last year and I really look forward to next year.
Again, great job!!!! Thanks,
Tackle Football Coach 2008"