(PROSPECT PARK, NJ) – Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah and the Municipal Council of the Borough of Prospect Park is pleased to announce the Borough of Prospect Park will be receiving sports equipment, apparel and footwear needed to provide adequate and basic requirements, instruction and recreational inventory within the sports offered throughout the municipality.
The Borough of Prospect Park received a total award of six donations for sports equipment, apparel and footwear over the next two years for any of the sports offered within the town. In 2018, ESPN reported that the ASPEN Institute found the average amount of spending on sport was approximately $692. That's per child, per sport and per year. The Good Sports grant will support and significantly reduce the recreational budget and therefore giving relief to taxpayers.
"Although we are living through these unprecedented times, in where schools are closed, children are quarantined at home and recreational programs have been canceled until further notice, we are still working extremely hard to assure that when our programs resume, the children have the essential equipment needed to train and play hard," said Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah. “We are committed to strengthening and rebuilding our sports programs and we extend our gratitude to Good Sports for helping us achieve our goals.”
Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. Since 2003, Good Sports’ all-time impact comes to more than $50 million in donated sports equipment, impacting over 7 million kids from more than 4,200 youth programs across the country. Good Sports has been awarded a coveted 4-star rating six consecutive times from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability; is a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity; and is listed on Social Impact Exchange’s S&I 100, an index of top American nonprofits creating meaningful social impact.
For more information about the Good Sports program and how to get involved, please visit www.goodsports.org.