FOX Sports Supports is the charitable branch of FOX Sports and through 2019 will be helping Ticket to Dream bring awareness to the needs of foster youth, while inspiring our community to help by supporting our GoPlay! program which provides access to extracurricular sports and sports experiences.
“The mission of FOX Sports Supports is to manifest the FOX Sports mission to always putting our fans and community first. We are fortunate to reach the greatest fans in the world, and together we are committed to making a difference in raising awareness for admirable causes.” -FOX Sports
Ticket to Dream is excited to see sports fans rally around this impactful initiative. Over the year’s we have distributed over $2.4 million dollars to provide over 16,000 foster youth with access to extracurricular activities and fun experiences. Over 34,000 tickets to sports games, theme parks, and fairgrounds have created happy memories they’ll cherish. But our work isn’t done. With over 400,000 youth in foster care we need our communities support to reach more children.
Research shows when a child participates in extracurricular activities like sports, dance or music you often see improved grades, attendance, and self-esteem. But for thousands of foster youth across the country these experiences are out of reach.
Every year GoPlay! funds foster youth’s passions, so they can join the team, pick up a musical instrument, even go to camp.
We also work with sports teams, communities, and entertainment companies to provide thousands of tickets to fun events like professional sports games, the state fair, movies, or a trip to Disneyland.
Whether it’s meeting a professional sports team on the field, attending a summer camp tailored for them, or joining the soccer team, we want foster youth to know WE CARE and they are worthy.
“Foster youth who are moved from one home to another often struggle with feeling a real sense of belonging. Being a part of a sports team, or youth club, can give them a sense of stability and support during times of crisis, a shelter from the storms. We are so thankful for Ticket to Dream’s help to make these activities possible for foster kids.”
– Ticket to Dream Charity Partner