Showing posts from February, 2023

Leveling the Playing Field

 Leveling the Playing Field, LLC  Leveling the Playing Field (LPF) is a nonprofit organization which collects  gently used sporting equipment donations  and redistributes equipment to communities with under-served resources in an effort to expand access and equity in youth athletics.    The LPF website describes their company vision as a "world without sidelines," and mentions that Leveling the Playing Field was formed as a response to the " growing inequity between those that can afford to play sports and those that cannot, and the prominent role the cost of sporting goods was playing in that gap."   As their company history frankly puts it, Leveling the Playing Field is "essentially a food bank for sporting equipment "-- and Game Day Athletics is proud to support!   LPF has warehouses currently located and operating in Baltimore, MD and Washington DC, in addition to their newest location in Philadelphia, which opened recently in 2021.  In an article pu

Celebrating National Women in Sports Day

  " No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. " Title IX       Sports, especially team sports, have always been a reflection of communities. We are proud to celebrate our sports community annually February 1 on National Girls and Women in Sports Day, for recognizing and fighting against gender disparity in athletics. We truly believe that sports matter and can benefit the human experience in countless ways; which is why we believe sports can and should belong to all.  Today is a day to reflect on how far we have come as a nation in fifty years since Title IX has passed, which was created to help level the playing field by providing female athletes the same opportunity as their male counterparts in educational settings.   As the Women In Sports Foundation simply puts it,  "A lot