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Justin J. Watt Foundation

Deadline: October 15, 2019

The Justin J. Watt Foundation’s (JJWF) mission is to provide after-school opportunities for middle-school aged children in the community to become involved in athletics, so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers.

The JJWF is considering applications for winter sports (basketball, wrestling, and volleyball). Examples of items funding will support include:

  • Game jerseys and one set of game pants with school name, numbers, and JJWF logo.
  • Safety equipment like helmets, pads, and wrestling or cheerleading mats.
  • Balls, bats, nets, and other equipment vital to the sport.
  • Reasonable storage equipment. For example, no funding for ball carts, as mesh bags would serve an equal purpose.

Amount: Past awards reviewed average from $10,000-$15,000.

Eligibility: Schools that have:

  • A planned/established after school sports program in the U.S., meeting between 3:00-5:30, for kids in 6th–8th grades
  • Over 60% of students eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch program
  • Outdated, worn out uniforms and vital equipment that need to be replaced and will be reused year after year
  • A secure place to store uniforms and equipment
  • Staff, transportation, and space for the after school program

Link: http://jjwfoundation.org/request-funds/

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