A Safe Place to Play

Help us build a safe place for our children and yours to play on the Eastside of Buffalo!

A fundraising campaign for Algonquin Sports For Kids

Bailey Green

While the city of Buffalo has made noticeable changes, economically, socially, and physically, some neighborhoods remain underserved. Organizations such as Cynthia Gardens Housing Development Fund Company and the Heart of the City Neighbors are working with Harmac Medical Products to reinvest in the Bailey Green neighborhood, which borders E. Ferry Street, Bailey Avenue, and Genesee Street. Along with neighborhood gardens, farmers markets, health clinics, and affordable housing, it is also vital for children to have a safe place to play nearby.

At Algonquin Sports for Kids, we are building soccer and tennis courts in hopes to bring physical education programming and nutritional education to the site. A recent study of childhood obesity by United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, showed that 32% of Erie County students are obese or overweight. Children in lower income areas have less access to safe parks, sport facilities, and are more than twice as likely to be overweight or obese. 

Please be apart of our project to give the youth of Buffalo a safe place to play!

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About the Organization

Algonquin Sports For Kids

Algonquin Sports for Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a dedicated approach to the development of youth sports programs in the City of Buffalo.
The staff and volunteers who make all of Algonquin Sports for Kids' programs and activities possible truly believe that sports-based youth development programs in after-school environments and in the communities where our players live have the power to keep children safe, inspire success among youth, and the motivation to be change leaders. The investment of time and resources into community-based programs like ours are powerful weapons in the fight against juvenile delinquency, childhood obesity, and our country's persistently high school drop-out crisis.

Algonquin Sports for Kids is particularly focused on the coach-mentor model of coaching and training. We train our coaches to develop relationship with players and their teams, focusing on having a fun-loving, sportsman-like attitude about their sport.