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Athletes for Arizona: Empowering Communities Through Sports and Healthy Living


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Through a groundbreaking partnership between three leading organizations, Athletes for Arizona is on a mission to make a profound impact on youth across the state. By delivering physical activity programming, promoting healthy living, and providing mental health education, Athletes for Arizona aims to increase sports participation for elementary and middle school students.

Athletes for Arizona thrives on a robust partnership between three leading organizations: Arizona Community Foundation, Athletes for Hope and The Be Kind People Project. United by a shared purpose, the initiative is beginning a pilot program focused on supporting youth in Title I schools located in zip codes with high obesity rates, through its three main pillars of education, mental & physical health, and advocacy & equity.

Central to the initiative’s mission is the unwavering commitment to galvanizing sports philanthropy throughout the state. By connecting like-minded individuals and organizations that deeply value the transformative power of sports and physical activity in enriching communities, Athletes for Arizona aims to become a catalyst for positive change and a force for good.

Through this innovative partnership and a shared vision, Athletes for Arizona is set to make a tangible difference in the lives of youth across Arizona. With every step forward, Athletes for Arizona brings us closer to a future where all children have the chance to live their best lives, flourish, and contribute positively to their communities.

Learn more and support by visiting the Athletes for Arizona page.