There are lessons only sports can teach.

Whether at the competitive level or just a recreational one, sports often provide positive and constructive after-school activities that can be a deciding factor in a student’s decision to stay in school. And they can promote and inspire active, healthy lifestyles and life-long habits among people of all ages, all races, and all backgrounds.

Unlike almost anything else in our communities, sports unites us through common ground, and unparalleled bridges of common language, passion and camaraderie between people who otherwise would have little to talk about.

In Middle Tennessee, a range of issues threaten our children’s well-being, development and future success. The Sports Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee exists to ensure that children across this community can become part of a team – part of something that demands their best, rather than their worst.