On September 18, the Teams For Kids Foundation, Inc. presented a $5,000.00 grant award to the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center for its Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s Kid-Fit Program. The funds will be used to enable underserved children and adolescents participating in the Kid-Fit program to partake in organized sports and other recreational activities to help reach their health goals.
Teams For Kids Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit public charity recognized by the IRS under Code Section 501(c)(3) that seeks to raise funds to enable children from underserved families in new Jersey participate in recreational sports. Teams For Kids was founded by Long Valley, New Jersey resident Abby Bauer in 2014, when she was just a high school sophomore. Abby realized that children of New Jersey’s homeless and working poor communities were denied the opportunity to play sports and gain the many benefits playing sports and being part of a team has to offer based upon family finances. The inequity resonated with Abby, and she decided to change the game and founded the only nonprofit of its kind that raises funds to enable disadvantaged youth in New Jersey to play recreational sports. To date, Teams For Kids has awarded over $40,000 in grant funds and benefitted over one hundred children residing in homeless shelters, emergency, transitional and affordable housing facilities, or children whom otherwise qualify for public assistance in New Jersey.
For more information about the Teams For Kids Foundation please visit www.teamsforkidsfoundation.org