Good Sports & VOCEL: partnering for healthy bodies, healthy minds

VOCEL is grateful for our partnership with Good Sports, a national organization that helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles.

Like VOCEL, Good Sports believes that children of all ages should have the opportunity to participate in active play and athletics. To ensure that financial limitations or a lack of school resources don’t prevent children from having these important opportunities, Good Sports partners with youth organizations and schools in cities across the country. In 2014, Good Sports brought $500,000 of athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to nearly 100,000 children across the city of Chicago.

Good Sports sets up individual partnerships that will have a positive impact, whether children are 3 years old or 18. When VOCEL began its partnership with Good Sports, team members described that we wanted children’s outdoor play to be educational and fun. We believe children should come to preschool to develop healthy bodies and healthy minds.

Good Sports stepped up to the plate, bringing each child in the VOCEL classroom a brand new pair of Saucony gym shoes, playground balls, hula hoops, jump ropes and cones. Chidren love finding creative ways to use the new materials. Thank you, Good Sports – we are excited to continue working with you!

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Good Sport’s Chicago Director, Dave Whorton, poses with a group of children during outdoor play time.

 

 

 

 

 

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