Founded in 1888, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. The philosophy of “Sports for All, Forever,” is shared by over 600,000 participants and over 90,000 volunteers. The AAU is divided into 56 distinct Districts which annually conduct more than 34 sports programs, 250 national championships and license over 30,000 age division events. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. Programs offered by the AAU include: AAU Sports Programs (over 34 sports), the AAU Junior Olympic Games, AAU James E. Sullivan Memorial Award and the President’s Challenge program which is administrated on behalf of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to provide financial support to research aimed at finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. A portion of proceeds from the sale of every SpiritCups pack benefits BEF and their efforts.
Dixie Youth Baseball & Softball is a youth baseball and softball program for boys and girls ages 5-14. The main purpose of the program is to provide a recreation outlet for as many boys and girls as possible, with emphasis on being on local league play rather than tournament play.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
BRAX Fundraising is a National Partner with The Miracle League. The mission of the Miracle League is to create positive life experiences for children with special needs and their families through baseball.
BRAX Fundraising is a friend of Optimist International. Optimist International is an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids.” Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.
Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 41 states and several countries around the world. Consisting of approximately 360,000 young people ranging from 5 – 16 years old, PWLS is the largest youth football, cheer and dance program in the United States.
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, leads the game’s development, inspires participation, and ensures a positive experience for all youth, high school, and other amateur players. The independent non-profit hosts more than 80 football training events annually for coaches, players and youth football league commissioners. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association and manages U.S. national teams for international competition. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football distributes $1 million annually in equipment grants and offers background check subsidies for youth leagues’ adult volunteers. Former NFL team executive Carl Peterson is USA Football’s chairman.