Summer Track & Field Series

Pre-registration is now open for our FREE developmental track meets in Niagara Falls and Buffalo.

Coaches Awards

Nominations are now open for Project Play WNY’s Coaches Honor Roll and Dick Gallagher Lifetime Service Award. Nominate a deserving youth sport coach today!

Project Play Western New York

Sport for all. Play for life.

Project Play WNY is a trusted resource for families and youth sport organizations to keep kids active and engaged through play and sport. Project Play believes a quality youth sports experience can create happier children, healthier families and stronger communities.

Project Play is driven and funded by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation’s Youth Sports & Recreation focus area in partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program. Project Play works collaboratively with organizations across the eight counties of Western New York to provide children opportunities for an active, healthy and fun lifestyle.

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The Importance of Youth Sports

The CDC recommends 1 hour of daily activity!

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Only 16% of youth reach the recommended daily activity level.

Youth play an average of 1.8 team sports per year.

Raising the number of children who stay active into adulthood to 25% would result in 7,500 fewer overweight and obese youth.

And $262 million saved in medical costs and productivity losses in our region.

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Our Initiatives

Grant Opportunities

As part of its mission to give children the opportunity to lead active, healthy and fun lifestyles, Project Play WNY awards grants to organizations providing youth sports and “Free Play” programming, and celebrates the contributions of coaches.

Resources

We want to empower you to make a difference for our children through sport. Below, you will find materials and resources to aid you or your organization in improving the state of youth sports in Western New York.

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