Inspiring Sports / Youth

Connecting youth-serving organizations with Indiana companies and individuals

For more questions about Inspiring Sports Youth Programs, please contact Molly Powell at MPowell@IndianaSportsCorp.org or (317) 237-5102. To make a donation to Indiana Sports Corp youth programs, click here. 

Inspiring Sports Exchange

As part of Indiana Sports Corp’s strategic plan, as a not-for-profit company and the country’s leading sports commission, we have worked with several partners to create the Inspiring Sports Exchange. This is an online tool that connects youth-serving organizations with Indiana companies and individuals who have sports equipment, volunteer hours, facilities, and other resources to donate. In 2018, Indiana Sports Corp impacted 75,000 Indiana youth through a number of programs and initiatives.

Visit the Exchange to learn more and register your organization or school. To support Inspiring Sports click here to make a donation (tax deductible). 

Equipment for Kids

The Inspiring Sports Equipment Grant (formerly Inspiring Sports Equipment Distribution) is currently open and will close April 5, 2019. The grant application is posted on The Exchange. To begin the application process, an account must be created within The Exchange. Questions contact Molly Powell mpowell@indianasportscorp.org or 317-237-5102.

Grants 

  • Inspiring Sports Grant Program support organizations that provide underserved youth with the opportunity to participate in sports and fitness activities and teach life skills. Since the inception of the Grant program in 1988, nearly $2.1 million has been allocated to 233 youth organizations to support their sports programming and initiatives. Applications will open in August, 2019. For additional information, click here
  • As part of its mission, Indiana Sports Corp, Big Ten and the College Football Playoff Foundation want to honor and support innovative teaching and learning.  Indiana Sports Corp Grants Committee reviews each grant application it receives.  The Committee may request additional information from the applicant, school administrators, or curriculum coordinators. 

Ticket Program

Indiana Sports Corp provides tickets to many of its events to youth-serving organizations. These organizations are able to provide young people the opportunity to witness first-hand these sporting events that most would be unable to attend without this program. If your company would like to donate your tickets to a youth organization, contact Molly Powell at 317-237-5102. 

Event Programs

For more information on Inspiring Sports Event Programs, check out our upcoming event schedule.

Inspiring Sports Officials/Lifeguard Clinics

2019 Lifeguard Certification 

  • March 22-24 and April 5-7 - Registration required and can be done here.

Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament

  • Girls Basketball Clinic on Sunday, March 10th
  • Middle School Curriculum Program
  • Books for Buckets Program
  • Junior Journalism Program

Soccer Officials Clinic

Learn how to become a soccer official for FREE!

Saturday, March 30 at Lucas Oil Stadium
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ages 12 and older
Dinner and ticket to Indy Eleven game included

Clinic run in partnership with the Indy Eleven, Indiana Soccer and the Indiana Referee Association.

Each participant will receive an equipment package with 2 official shirts, shorts, whistle, cards and flags ($55 value).

Registration required and can be done here.

Diving Programs

  • Diving programs will be offered with curriculum May 21-24
  • More info to come

NCAA DI, DII and DIII Rowing Championships Youth Programs

  • Clinic May 28-30, more information coming soon


Register on the Inspiring Sports Exchange

Get connected to youth-serving organizations with Indiana companies and individuals who have sports equipment, volunteer hours, facilities, and other resources to donate.

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