RAHWAY—For 20 youth sports organizations demonstrating their commitment to responsibility on and off the field, Liberty Mutual will soon make a very memorable contribution, in the amount of a $2,500 Responsible Sports™ Community Grant. Rahway PAL is hoping to be one of them.
Community grants are part of Liberty Mutual’s Responsible Sports program, which is an ongoing effort championing and celebrating responsibility in youth sports. This community-based program offers meaningful, easy-to-use educational resources for youth sports parents and coaches, including access to on-the-field game and practice preparation tools, as well as self-paced online coursework filled with learning tools, videos, and topics addressing youth sports issues.
“The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program targets many of the issues we see happening at youth sporting events by shining a positive light on what it means to be a responsible coach and a responsible sports-parent. Beyond that, Liberty Mutual is making a significant financial contribution to support the efforts of local organizations like Rahway PAL,” said Greg Gordon, vice president of Consumer Marketing at Liberty Mutual.
The Responsible Sports program, including the Community Grants, comes at a crucial time for communities like Rahway according to PAL officials. Like other communities across the U.S., Rahway’s youth sports programs are under pressure from increasing numbers of participants, limited volunteer activity and mounting program management and administration costs. The Responsible Sports program provides access to valuable resources and assets that can ensure youth sports organizations thrive even under challenging circumstances, PAL officials said.
Every person who completes the online Responsible Coaching or Responsible Sport Parenting course and the 10-question review quiz earns one point. The 20 organizations around the country that get the most points will earn a $2,500 grant.
“This is a great way to support our kids and our programs while at the same time reinforcing the core values of Rahway PAL”, said Det/Sgt Gene DeCarlo, executive director of Rahway PAL, “Please visit www.RahwayPAL.org and follow the link to Liberty Mutual’s Responsible Sports Program Grant.”
The Rahway Police Athletic League is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of Rahway with sports and educational activities in a positive, productive environment. The PAL currently administers baseball, softball, and basketball, as part of its programs for youth ages 5 to 16.
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