Arden Pala with one of his advisor coach Sebastian Acevedo

My name is Arden Pala, and I’m the founder of Sports4All.Through community and philanthropic partnerships, Sports4All provides opportunities for all low-income youth to play sports, building physical and social skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

We’ve launched a community effort to provide access to sports for all young people.  Sport4All’s mission is to provide low-income kids with opportunities to participate in school sports. Sport4All is an ambitious vision, and with your help, it can become a reality.

According to the Aspen Institute Project Play Report, “Sports participation rates among youth living in households with the lowest incomes ($25,000 or less) are about half that of youth from wealthier homes. — 16 percent vs. 30 percent.

When these students are given the same opportunities as those with access to the proper resources, many of them find benefits that help them in their future. Team skills, positive health effects, and abilities related to social interaction are just a few of the benefits.

Arden Pala posing with some students at Perkins Elementary School, where Sports4All was launched

A child’s involvement in sports is one of the most constructive outlets he or she can have during their childhood. In addition to skill-building, teamwork, and humility, it teaches valuable life lessonsWith recent budget cuts in public schools’ PE departments, too many kids no longer have access to sports in their schools. At Sports4All we believe every kid deserves the chance to play sports. Why? The positive impact and outcomes experienced through participation, that’s why. Be it social connection, mental/emotional well-being, or physical development, so much is in play.