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September 29, 2014, Los Angeles, CA; Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, or TO as he is sometimes known, has teamed up with Closets for Causes to raise money for Good Sports. Good Sports is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting healthy and active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to young people nation wide. The six time Pro Bowl selection player has donated signed and unsigned memorabilia items from the various teams he has played on such as the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.
Youth programs have faced severe budget cuts in most geographies and many organizations respond by shifting the cost to families in the form of higher fees. In some communities this can effectively exclude disadvantaged children from joining teams. In the fight against childhood obesity, sports and fitness is a powerful weapon. Studies show that in addition to the obvious benefits of regular activity, kids who participate in sports enjoy better nutritional awareness and improved self-esteem. What’s more, these kids are less likely to drop out of school, less likely to take drugs, and less likely to become teen parents. For more information on Good Sports, visit GoodSports.org.
"I'm really blessed to be able to partner with Closets for Causes and give back to the youth in the community. It feels good to know that by giving the public the opportunity to own memorabilia from by football career and other personal items, children are receiving the sports equipment they need to pursue their own dreams and go to the next level. It's an awesome thing what Closets for Causes does by partnering with celebrities to make a difference.” says TO about Good Sports.
Sports and physical activity are critical to the health, social, and emotional development of children. At Good Sports, we believe being active is a right and not a privilege and thank TO and Closets for Causes for supporting our mission to give all kids a chance to play,” said Melissa Harper, CEO of Good Sports
Watch TO’s video: http://youtu.be/lT8fRWgoL-4
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ABOUT GOOD SPORTS
Good Sports helps lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports gets crucial equipment to kids who need it most, getting them in the game. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided more than $10 million of equipment to 1,400 youth programs impacting more than 970,000 kids. For more information on how you can support Good Sports, please visit www.goodsports.org.