CHICAGO, IL.– NFL FLAG has announced a partnership with Every Kid Sports, a non-profit organization, to help make NFL FLAG more accessible and affordable to athletes from income-restricted families across the U.S.
Starting in Fall 2021, Every Kid Sports will pay all NFL FLAG registration fees for qualifying athletes by removing the financial barrier of youth sports participation by covering the cost of registration fees for athletes from income-restricted families, so they can experience the positive benefits of playing sports.
Through their signature program, the Every Kid Sports Pass, recreational youth sports registration fees are covered up to $150, four times a year, per child aged 4-18, and is available to families who qualify for SNAP, WIC, or Medicaid.
“We look forward to helping income-restricted families get the same opportunity to play NFL FLAG as families of means,” states Co-Founder and Executive Director, Natalie Hummel. “We believe in the power of sports to transform lives and giving these kids the chance to experience the joy of playing flag football is why we exist. It will be wonderful to see how many kids and leagues we can support through this partnership.”
The partnership has already launched in select markets across the U.S. and will continue to rollout throughout the country to support young athletes in all 1,600 locally operated NFL FLAG leagues. Current markets include Dothan, AL, Birmingham, AL, Flint, MI, and Detroit, MI
“With the launch of NFL FLAG Alabama and the World Games in 2022, Alabama was the obvious choice to kick off this partnership with Every Kid Sports,” said NFL FLAG Executive Director and RCX Sports CEO Izell Reese. “NFL FLAG has been committed to improving the accessibility and inclusivity of the game of flag – especially among girls. Every Kid Sports will allow us to expand even further and help create opportunities for all athletes to play – no matter what their financial situation.”
For more information or to learn more about Every Kid Sports please visit: www.everykidsports.org.
Press Release Courtesy: Every Kid Sports