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Kimball Sports Booster Club grant

Big money up for grabs, Kimball Sports Boosters hope to get their share

Kimball athletic fans, for 20 youth sports organizations demonstrating their commitment to responsibility on and off the field and court, Liberty Mutual will soon make a very memorable contribution, in the amount of a $2,500 Responsible Sports Community Grant. Kimball Sports Boosters is hoping to be one of them.

Community Grants are part of Liberty Mutual's Responsible Sports program, which is an ongoing effort championing and celebrating responsibility in youth sports. This community-based program offers meaningful, easy-to-use educational resources for youth sports parents and coaches, including access to on-the-field game and practice preparation tools, as well as self-paced online coursework filled with learning tools, videos, and topics addressing youth sports issues.

"The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program targets many of the issues we see happening at youth sporting events by shining a positive light on what it means to be a responsible coach and a responsible sports-parent. Beyond that, Liberty Mutual is making a significant financial contribution to support the efforts of local organizations like Kimball Sports Boosters, said Greg Gordon, vice president of Consumer Marketing at Liberty Mutual.

The Responsible Sports program, including the Community Grants, comes at a crucial time for communities like ours. Like other communities across the U.S., our own youth sports programs are under pressure from increasing numbers of participants, limited volunteer activity and mounting program management and administration costs. The Responsible Sports program provides access to valuable resources and assets that can ensure our organizations thrive even under challenging circumstances.

The Kimball Sports Booster Club's mission is to provide Kimball area youth a challenging opportunity to develop their athletic skills at a healthy and competitive level, while keeping it fun. We promote good sportsmanship in our participants and their parents. We also promote and support Kimball athletics at the high school level and other competitive activities at Kimball Area schools.