Indiana Sports Corp Awards Inspiring Sports Grants and Inspiring Sports Equipment Grants

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INDIANAPOLIS - Thirteen youth-serving organizations throughout Indiana have been selected as Inspiring Sports Grant recipients, awarded annually by Indiana Sports Corp. These organizations provide programming opportunities for 11,624 youth throughout Indiana and received more than $72,000 in grants. In addition, Indiana Sports Corp awarded its semi-annual Inspiring Sports Equipment Grants to 29 organizations receiving more than $82,000 to go towards equipment needed to implement programs.

Inspiring Sports Grants support 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 Indiana Sports Corp’s Inspiring Sports Charity Golf Tournament, contributions by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, AT&T, and the Samerian Foundation.

The Inspiring Sports Equipment Grants, newly implemented in 2019, take the place of the former Inspiring Sports Equipment Distribution program. The grants supply funds for programs to purchase equipment necessary to run specific programming.

“Forging opportunities for Indiana youth is at the core of our mission at Indiana Sports Corp,” said Indiana Sports Corp President, Ryan Vaughn. “Our Inspiring Sports Grants and Equipment Grants provide more than 40 youth-serving organizations throughout the state the ability to expand their programs and better serve the youth they impact.”

A total of 242 youth-serving organizations have received more than $2.2 million in Inspiring Sports Grants since the start of Inspiring Sports. In 2019 alone, Indiana Sports Corp impacted more than 40,000 Indiana youth through its Inspiring Sports initiatives.

The 33rd Annual Inspiring Sports Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, June 29 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 Inspiring Sports Grant program to help the youth of Indiana get involved in sports and fitness activities.

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

Inspiring Sports Grant Recipients and Sponsored Programs:

- Renewal Neighborhood Ministry - Youth Sports Ministry

- Indianapolis Parks Foundation - Everyone Swims (Sponsored by AT&T)

- World Baseball Academy, Inc. - On Deck Camps

- Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc. - Stirrup - Success in the Stable

- Horizons at St. Richard’s Episcopal School - Healthy Minds and Bodies

- Caddie Development Corp. - Marian Caddie Day Academy

- Nine13 Sports - Kids Riding Bikes

- Girl Scouts of Central Indiana - Shooting Sports Program (Susan Williams CHAMPS Grant Recipient)

- Children’s Bureau - Emergency Shelter Yoga Program (Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield)

- THE BASE - Athletic Development Program (Sponsored by AT&T)

- Southeastern YMCA - Ninja Kids

- Playworks Indiana - Coach and TeamUp Direct Service (Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield)

- Indy Public Safety Foundation - PAL (Sponsored by AT&T)

Inspiring Sports Equipment Grant Recipients:

- Stout Field Elementary

- Morristown Boys & Girls Club

- Indianapolis Public Schools

- Boys & Girls Club of Evansville

- Damar Services

- Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie

- Boys & Girls Club of Evansville

- Boy Scout Troop 303

- Frankfort High School

- Jameson Camp

- Liberty Christian

- Northeast Elementary School

- Zion Hill MB Church

- City Colts Football

- TAB Recreation

- Fellowship of Christian Athletes

- Shortridge High School

- Eagle Creek Little League

- Nine13 Sports

- Playworks Indiana

- Boys & Girls Club of Boone County

- Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County

- Frank H. Wheeler Elementary School

- Happy Hollow Children’s Camp

- Ian Smith Foundation

- Decatur County Family YMCA (Sponsored by the Indianapolis Colts)

- Eastern Star Church

- Sky’s The Limit Sports Academy

- Brookside Community Park


Founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission, Indiana Sports Corp is a not-for-profit organization focused on bringing premier sporting events to Indiana to drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride and garner positive media attention. Because of this, Indiana Sports Corp is able to provide positive, sports-related opportunities for youth in the community. For more information, please visit

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