Our Playmakers Program has always been a highlight of Olympic and Paralympic years for us, and this year's program was especially wonderful. For 2016 we took a group of over 30 youth to the United States Olympic Committee's Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to experience first hand what it is like to live like an elite-level athlete. The results were incredible, and the youth had an amazing time!

Read the blog to learn about our adventures at the training center and see photos from our time at the training center. 

We owe a huge THANK YOU! to Candace Cable (Paralympian), Esther Lofgren (Olympian), Crissy Perham (Olympian), and Marcel Tirado of  Around the Rings
 for their contributions to the success of this program. Of course, it would not have been possible without our gracious hosts, the USOC.  

We are now accepting applications for our Exceptional Youth Scholarship! This scholarship program recognizes 10 high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding community service and volunteerism while maintaining a high level of academic achievement. Each recipient will receive a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to go towards the costs of attending an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.

Details and Eligibility
  • Must be a high school senior at the time of application
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have participated in some form of community service, volunteerism, or mentorship activities
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • All applications are due by Monday, June 6th at 9 am Pacific Time.


On youth sports teams, some peer mentor relationships may occur naturally while others are a part of a planned program. 

The whole team can benefit when peer-to-peer mentorship programs are implemented on youth sports teams. Our article addresses the risks and benefits of such a program and shares best practices for ensuring the mentorship program is a success.



Our documentary, "Munich '72 and Beyond," had its world premiere at the Sarasota Film Festival in Florida with screenings on April 2nd and 3rd in the short documentary category. We are excited to be heading to Sao Paulo, Brazil for the "It's All True" Film Festival April 10-12.

Stay tuned for more exciting news and upcoming screenings of "Munich '72 and Beyond" by checking the film's site at www.munichmemorial.org. 

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The Foundation for Global Sports Development strives to be a leader in the sports community by delivering and supporting initiatives that promote fair play, education, and the physical and developmental benefits of sports for youth around the world.