MSA Foundation was created to provide financial resources that facilitate participation by under-privileged youth in sport. Contact the MSA Foundation today to learn more about our organization.
The MSA Foundation has two focuses:
Raise money to help athletes who otherwise could not afford to play
Support Athletes through the player assistance application process, while making sure the places they play understand the impact they have!
In 2018 we focused on spreading the knowledge of our goals to local communities, businesses and sports minded people and our financial goal was to raise $100,000 to give to youth through our annual tailgate as the primary fundraiser. We raised over $123,000 in 2018 and $120,000 in 2019. In 2020 the tailgate raised over $156,000 to support the growing need for West Michigan youth.
We continue to spread the message and celebrate those that use sports to make a positive impact on today's youth.
We believe in addition to simply playing the game, children will understand:
1. How to follow rules and instructions | 2. The keys to sportsmanship | 3. The basics of discipline | 4. The foundations of self-confidence | 5. The motivation for making healthy choices
There are also social skills that are developed when you're part of a team and need to communicate on the field or court.
Currently we have given all funds raised directly to the youth of West Michigan by finding a presenting sponsor for our Tailgate event. This goal continues through 2020 and we are now adding on recognizing local coaches who understand and embody the concepts that you can teach life skills to kids through sport!