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INDIANAPOLIS – Sixteen youth-serving organizations throughout Indiana have been selected as Youth Grant recipients, awarded annually by Indiana Sports Corp. These organizations provide programming opportunities for more than 40,000 youth throughout Indiana and received more than $83,000 in grants.

Indiana Sports Corp Youth Grant Program supports organizations that provide underserved youth with the opportunity to participate in sports, fitness activities, and life-skills programming. The grants are funded by the net proceeds of the Indiana Sports Corp Charity Golf Tournament, contributions by Elevance Health Foundation, Group 1001, Samerian Foundation, and companies participating in the Indiana Sports Corp Corporate Challenge.

“A vital part of Indiana Sports Corp’s mission is to impact the lives of our youth throughout the state,” said Indiana Sports Corp President, Patrick Talty. “This year our long-standing Youth Grant Program provided assistance to more than 16 youth-serving organizations in Indiana giving them the ability to expand their programs and better serve the youth they impact.”

A total of 275 youth-serving organizations have received more than $2.6 million since the program's inception. In 2023 alone, Indiana Sports Corp impacted more than 16,000 Indiana youth through its youth impact initiatives.

“The Indiana Sports Corp Youth Grant Program is incredibly important to our organization because it allows us to provide lifesaving swim instruction to the children that attend Horizons,” said AmySue Bacon, Executive Director of Horizons at St. Richard's Episcopal School. “Through Indiana Sports Corp's support, we are able to help Indianapolis children, who may not otherwise have the opportunity, to learn about water safety, to know they can tackle hard things, and to develop a love of being active in the water as they learn to swim.”

“This grant has allowed us to execute our mission and vision quicker and at a greater capacity than solely on our own efforts,” stated Kristopher Loving, Founder of Save Our Sports. “We have been able to invest in high school students by connecting them with passionate, mission-driven mentors and they are being empowered, growing their skill sets, and networking. We are rooted in holistically investing in individuals, families, and communities and this grant has brought our purpose to life.”

The 36th Annual Indiana Sports Corp Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 6, at the Sagamore Golf Club of Noblesville. Teams will compete in a scramble-style tournament with both morning and afternoon shotgun tee times. Proceeds from the event go to the Indiana Sports Corp Youth Grant Program to help the youth of Indiana get involved in sports and fitness activities.

“The Indiana Sports Corp Youth Grant Program has allowed us to think ‘outside the box’ in how we serve our students. We can now truly offer something special for our youth, as they experience football, soccer, basketball, and more in a new way,” said Director of Youth Services for John Boner Neighborhood Centers Tim Nowak. “We truly believe that our youth should have all of the same opportunities as students in well-resourced communities and because of this grant, we can now ensure that equity is truly possible.”

For more information about registering for this year’s Indiana Sports Corp Charity Golf Tournament, contact Craig Lippincott at (317) 237-5034 or clippincott@indianasportscorp.org. Information is also available on the Indiana Sports Corp website at IndianaSportsCorp.org.

Indiana Sports Corp Youth Grant Recipients and Sponsored Programs:

  • Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc. - Stirrup Strength & Success
  • Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County - Intramural Sports
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana - East Chicago Club Lacrosse
  • Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis, Keenan Stahl - Diversity in Aquatics Exploration and Skills Development 2024
  • Concord Center Association, Inc. – Youth Development
  • Girls On The Run - Inclusion Initiative
  • Greenwood Park Foundation – Outdoor Tiny Soccer
  • Horizon's at St. Richard's Episcopal School - Summer Swimming & Healthy Bodies Program
  • Indy Yoga Movement
  • John Boner Neighborhood Centers - EDGE
  • Joseph Maley Foundation – Fitness Program
  • NXG Youth Motorsports, Inc. - NXG Youth Motorsports Academy
  • Opportunity Enterprises - Accessible Sports Camp
  • Perry Meridian Lacrosse
  • Perry Township Education Foundation - High 9 Square Game
  • Save Our Sports - Right Start Program


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