Donations

Did you know?

Over 4,ooo kids were able to play sports in 2018/2019 because of Kidsports donors? That’s a huge impact made by donors!

Your gift to Kidsports provides affordable supervised recreation that instills important skills and values in impressionable young lives. Gifts can be designated to any of the following categories:

General Fund

Gifts to the general fund help support a wide range of things at Kidsports including Facilities Use and Maintainance, Equipment, Operating Expenses & Coach Training.

Corporate Sponsorship

Larger businesses can support Kidsports with corporate sponsorships, which include gifts of $5,000 or more. Depending on the area of sponsorship, these gifts may include in-kind goods and services. Contact Kidsports at bevs@kidsports.org or call (541) 683-2374 x 109 for the most current information on availability.

Adopt-A-School Program

A contribution to the Emerald Scholarship Fund can be directed to a specific school or schools to provide 20 full scholarships for its students to participate in Kidsports programs. The program is carried out with the cooperation and assistance of principals and staff in the schools, who identify students with interest and need, and issue vouchers to accompany a Kidsports registration form.

Team Sponsorship

Starting at $250, team sponsorships are perfect for small to mid-sized businesses. Gifts from team sponsors are tied to one or more of the 1,800 Kidsports teams fielded in six sports. Recognition for team sponsors includes: business name or logo on back of shirt, on game schedules, listed on website and a team photo to display at your business.

Individual Child Sponsorship

With this opportunity, Kidsports will identify a child in need and your gift will provide them with free Kidsports participation. You will receive a letter of thanks from the child telling their season experience.

Patrick Goddard Memorial Fund

Patrick played many sports, but his favorite was basketball. He graduated from Willamette High School in 2015 and went on to play basketball at Lane Community College. Right after college he went on to help his sister coach the freshman girls Willamette High School team.

Kevin Watts Memorial Fund

Kevin Watts was a 4J teacher, counselor, and coach for almost thirty years. His integrity and lessons in teamwork, fair play, and sportsmanship were legendary. His teams and students were his life as much as his family. He loved the challenges of coaching and the satisfaction of guiding his students… Read More

Ralph Myers Memorial Fund

Ralph Myers was a cornerstone figure in the local amateur and youth sports scene who for nearly four decades was the executive director of KIDSPORTS.

Mouhammadou Faye Memorial Fund

No matter the season, Mouhammadou was involved in a sport. Whether it was spring, summer, fall or winter, you could almost always find him on the court, field, or track — giving his all and encouraging his teammates to do the same. And he excelled at every sport he tried. But he didn’t just play sports for the win. He played for the fun, and the friendship.

Tommy Babcock Memorial Fund

Tommy Lloyd Babcock was a 1998 graduate of Springfield High School (GO Millers). While there, he played for the Miller’s football team as a varsity left tackle and defensive lineman. For Tommy, football was more than just a sport, it was a way of life and he carried his passion for it until his unexpected passing on April 29th, 2017.

Danielle Parks Haines Memorial Fund

Danielle put on her soccer cleats for the first time as a kindergartner and spent her first game holding hands with her best friend, Alex, giggling and kicking the ball and not quite sure what direction they were supposed to go. Those were our earliest memories of the little girl who found her love of sports. We should have known that she was going to be active and somewhat athletic when she began walking at 9 mos. of age, climbing structures, dancing, and riding ponies before she’d started kindergarten.

David Kendall Hills Memorial Fund

David “Kendall” Hills, M.D., 89, passed away on July 5 of age related causes. Kendall touched the lives of innumerable people in Eugene through his work as a physician, and made strong and lasting friendships throughout his life. Perhaps most of all, he was an adoring and devoted husband to his wife Mareta, and a constant and caring father to his children Kenda, Kathy, Kim and David.

Burnell & Jean Ambrose Memorial Fund

Burnell and Jean dedicated much of their lives to the young people of Lane County. Jean as a teacher and CASA and Burnell as a youth sports coach and biggest fundraiser for the Rotary Duck Race fund raiser for youth-oriented charities, they strongly believed that all kids deserve the same opportunities to succeed in the classroom and on the ball field.

Isaac Michael Johnson Memorial Fund

Isaac was a happy, spunky, and energetic boy who loved playing sports. He started with Kidsports in the fall of kindergarten playing soccer and had many fun soccer seasons since then. This year he really got into basketball, which quickly turned to his new favorite. …

Stephen Phelps Memorial Scholarship Fund

To share Steve’s love of sitting on the sidelines watching his kids play almost every sport Kidsports has to offer (soccer, lacrosse, football, basketball, and baseball!), the family has set up the Stephen Phelps Memorial Scholarship Fund. Because there can never be too many parents cheering kids on in a torrential Oregon downpour.

John Roche Memorial Scholarship

John Roche was an athlete at the University of Oregon where he played Football for the Ducks. He was coach and mentor to many young athletes. John made an enormous impact on the many lives through his teaching and coaching. He taught his players perseverance, hard work, strong values and devotion. Lessons on and off the court. He always believed in “ Playing hard & Having fun”

Bob & Kaye Stephenson Memorial Fund

Kaye was born in Eugene, Oregon and attended St. Francis High School, Seattle University and the University of Oregon. At Oregon she earned her Master’s Degree in Education, and then embarked on a teaching career that included many wonderful years of teaching children, which she loved…

Anita Pierce & Dorian Pine Memorial Scholarship

Anita Pierce embraced life with a thirst for discovery. She loved traveling, theatre, word games, and adventuring with family and friends. A longtime local, she enjoyed all that Eugene has to offer and was a valued community member. Her son Dorian Robert Pierce Pine was born June 26, 1983, in Eugene, Oregon. He grew through various preschools, spent kindergarten at EEI and then attended Edgewood Elementary and Roosevelt Middle School….

Scott Chambers Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scott Chambers was a family man, community volunteer, and business maverick. Scott was a dedicated and committed community member, volunteering to give back to many organizations for the betterment of his hometown, education, and youth sports. He was an integral part of the Chambers Family Foundation quietly giving away more than $15M dollars in grants to local organizations and non-profits.

Beth Nitkowski Honorary Scholarship Fund

Beth Nitkowski is a true Kidsports-community unsung hero. For countless years, Beth has been a constant presence of absolute and constant positivity on the Kidsports sidelines – coaching multiple teams of both boys and girls in virutally every sports season of the year. A champion for, and teacher of youth sports in the Churchill area – Beth keeps so many boys and girls playing; not only because it’s fun…

Robert S. Quinney Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kidsports, in cooperation with the Quinney family, have established a scholarship fund in memory of Robert S. Quinney. Robert passed away on May 26th, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Leslie, and his four sons and their families.

Charles Warren Memorial Fund

Charles Warren was a passionate and extremely generous advocate of the Kidsports Adopt – A – School Program. He believed in the power of play through the team sport experience and felt the best way to provide opportunities to children in need, was to forward financial gifts, in the way of vouchers, directly to elementary and middle school principals and secretaries. The Charles Warren Memorial Fund is dedicated to perpetuating the legacy of the Adopt – A – School program that was near and dear to Charles’s heart.

Joe Titone Memorial Baseball Scholarship Fund

Kidsports, in cooperation with Peter & Robbin Titone, have established a baseball scholarship fund in memory of their son, Joe Titone. Joe passed away suddenly on December 26th, 2008 at the age of 34 of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Michael Moriarty Memorial Scholarship Fund

Michael Allan Moriarty, the son of Kenneth and Mary Lou Moriarty, was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. He spent his youth participating in EBAA sports programs including baseball, basketball, and football. His younger brother and sister – Christopher Moriarty living in Charlottesville, VA and Kelly Gallagher living in Tigard, OR – also participated in the EBAA and ESP programs while their father Kenneth coached many of their teams.

John Ziros Memorial Scholarship Fund

John Ziros passed away at the age of 88 on February 2, 2011. An athlete himself as a young man and a senior, he was a strong supporter of Kidsports activities. He was especially sympathetic to the youngsters whose families struggled to afford participation in athletics; he would be happy to know that donations have been made to Kidsports in his name to cover the cost of registration for some of those youngsters.

Gerald “Jerry” & Sue Laing Memorial Fund

Jerry & Sue loved sports for many reasons. They both felt that sports inspired dedication, competitiveness, camaraderie and a healthy lifestyle. Sporting events were a big part of their lives in Eugene. Watching their kids and grandkids play sports brought them great joy! Jerry & Sue felt Kidsports made our community a better place.

Ron Van Dusen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ron Van Dusen coached in the Eugene area for more than 25 years. He had a heart for kids and was involved in many activities that benefited local youth including PTA, Special Olympics and school plays. He and his wife, Irene, coordinated student “drop-ins” and arranged for UO athletes to come and spend time with their students.

Michael Mortemore Memorial Scholarship Fund

One of Mike’s passions was soccer; he coached youth soccer teams for his children and frequently played himself in recreational city leagues. To honor his love of the game, his family has established the Michael Mortemore Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Steven Bishop Memorial Scholarship Fund

Steven spent 30 years as a coach for Kidsports, coaching middle school aged boys and girls in football, baseball, basketball and softball, including all three of his children. Steven was much more than just a coach to the kids he coached, and to his children’s own friends. He was mentor, caretaker, and friend. He fed them, and sometimes clothed them. His home was always open and his refrigerator always full. Many of these kids, still to this day think of him as “Dad”.

Beau Baltzer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kidsports has established a scholarship fund in memory of Beau Baltzer. Beau passed away on March 11th, 2009 at the age of 21. Beau graduated from Sheldon High School in 2005 and attended the University of Oregon. He loved working with kids and his family has been a huge part of the success of Kidsports.