Donations of bowling equipment create opportunities to engage kids in sports
Washington, D.C. – The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is donating brand new bowling equipment to eight different youth programs in D.C. and Virginia alongside FOX Sports and Good Sports, Inc. This effort to create more access in sports and physical activity during COVID-19 is part of Good Sports’ Restore Play initiative.
This donation of bowling kits exposes youth to the sport of bowling in a new and easily accessible way. The kits will go to the D.C. Police Youth Foundation, which serves 3,000 children annually, as well as seven of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, which serve more than 1,400 young people on a daily basis.
“Many children rely on school for physical education and community programs for active play, social interaction, and character-building experiences. The absence of these services is not just inconvenient, it can be traumatic,” said Good Sports CEO Melissa Harper. “Eighty-four percent of our community partners anticipate a decreased budget for sports equipment once play comes back, so the impact of COVID-19 on children in need and their increasingly limited access to sports will be unprecedented.”
The partnership between FOX Sports and Good Sports to Restore Play helps to make a difference in the lives of kids on the sidelines. Donations of brand-new equipment, such as the bowling gear from the PBA, create new and sustainable ways for youth programs to engage their children as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.