WHO WE ARE
The Wenatchee Valley Sports
Foundation believes everyone deserves a sporting chance. Our goal is to improve and expand the valley's sports opportunities
through grants, scholarships and organizational support to athletes, coaches and other groups.
We also believe
it is important to serve as an advocate — for improved facilities, for the kid who can't afford cleats, for the unsung
heroes in the local sporting world.
To accomplish these goals, we are dependent on community support in
the form of sponsors and donors and in the form of our annual O'Terry's Sotball Tournament fundraiser.
in need of funds to be able to do what we do, in order to be able to help a team or an individual,” says Dan Kelly,
Sports Foundation treasurer.
It takes just one gift to make a difference. Just one gift will help keep programs
affordable and accessible to everyone. Just one gift will help ensure the community's healthy future.
There are several ways we carry out the Wenatchee
Valley Sports Foundation's mission. We provide scholarships to deserving athletes, coaches and officials. We seek grants
to pay for sports and recreational facilities in the valley. We honor the coaching fraternity through our annual Coaches
of Inspiration awards program. We offer organizational support to other nonprofits and agencies.
In recent years, we have played a large role in keeping the Special Olympics Washington in Wenatchee and helping
other groups, such as the Live 4 Adventure kids race, get started.
Through our 501(3)C status, we've served
as the pass-through fiscal agent for other group's grants and funds.
"Having that tax-exempt status allows
groups to apply for grants and to have someone then handle their money," says Caryl Morrell, a Sports Foundation board
Some of our projects are so small and behind-the-scenes — such as providing money to parents so
they can afford to send their child to a camp — that the community never hears it. That is OK. We just want to help.
Here are some nonprofits and agencies that currently rely on the Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation for organizational
- Special Olympics Washington
- Live For Adventure Race in Wenatchee
- Clayton Holmes' Heroes for Hope
Parks and Recreation Department
- Wenatchee Valley
Here are some nonprofits that have
been helped financially by the Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation in the past:
Valley United Soccer Club
- Wenatchee Valley Velo Club
- Wenatchee Valley Lacrosse
- Wenatchee Amateur Hockey
- Eastmont School District "Pay to