“Leveling the playing field for all kids is fundamental to our work and who we are. We believe all young people can succeed with opportunity, which demands access.” – Renata Simril, President of the Play Equity Fund

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The Play Equity Fund was highlighted by FOX Sports for a slate of NFL games across the country for the holidays, and viewers are still able to donate directly to support our efforts to give all kids access to sport, play and movement.

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The weight room at Caroline Coleman Field has been completely rebuilt and fitted with state-of-the-art equipment as a legacy infrastructure project of the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship.

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Nelly Cristales, second-grade teacher at the 32nd Street USC Visual and Performing Arts Magnet in Los Angeles, ensures her students receive healthy activity through high-quality, integrated dance instruction at least an hour weekly during regular school hours.


Nelly Cristales, second-grade teacher at the 32nd Street USC Visual and Performing Arts Magnet in Los Angeles, ensures her students receive healthy activity through high-quality, integrated dance instruction at least an hour weekly during regular school hours.

Nelly Cristales, second-grade teacher at the 32nd Street USC Visual and Performing Arts Magnet in Los Angeles, ensures her students receive healthy activity through high-quality, integrated dance instruction at least an hour weekly during regular school hours.

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THE MISSION OF THE PLAY EQUITY FUND

The Play Equity Fund is focused on bringing the transformational power of sport and play to all children, regardless of their race, gender, zip code or socioeconomic status.

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15 MILLION KIDS ARE IN POVERTY ACROSS THE U.S., WITH NEARLY 1 MILLION IN POVERTY IN LOS ANGELES.

MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE ELIMINATED OR REDUCED INVESTMENT IN ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS INCLUDING SPORTS.

MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS MANDATE PE FOR ONLY 1-2 DAYS PER WEEK AND MANY NO LONGER OFFER RECESS IN SCHOOLS.

BLACK AND LATINX YOUTH ARE 2X AS LIKELY TO RESIDE IN AREAS WITH SUBPAR PARK SPACE PER CAPITA.

KIDS FROM HOUSEHOLDS BELOW $25K ARE 5X LESS LIKELY TO PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS.

80 PERCENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE, MANY POOR, DO NOT MEET FEDERAL GUIDELINES FOR DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.

THE PURPOSE OF PLAY EQUITY FUND

A CRISIS HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT.

  • KIDS IN POOR COMMUNITIES HAVE AN OBESITY RATE THAT IS NEARLY 2X HIGHER THAN KIDS FROM AFFLUENT COMMUNITIES.
  • POOR STUDENTS WERE 5X MORE LIKELY TO DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL THAN STUDENTS FROM HIGH-INCOME FAMILIES.
  • DEEPER NEGATIVE IMPACTS IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR: BLACK AND LATINX YOUTH HAVE THE HIGHEST RATES OF STRESS, ANXIETY, AND DEPRESSION.
  • LATINA GIRLS HAVE THE LOWEST PARTICIPATION RATES.
  • BLACK MALE STUDENTS ARE 2.5 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL AND HAVE HIGHER RATES OF JUVENILE INCARCERATION.

“Sport has the power to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

The Play Equity Fund #StayActiveStayStrong Videos

FORMER LA DODGER

KIKÉ HERNANDEZ

At-home Fielding & Batting Drills

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LOS ANGELES RAMS HEAD COACH

SEAN MCVAY

Home Workout

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U.S. OLYMPIC GOLD-MEDAL GYMNAST

KYLA ROSS

Core Workout

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LOS ANGELES DODGERS

KIKÉ HERNANDEZ

At-home Fielding & Batting Drills

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LOS ANGELES RAMS HEAD COACH

SEAN MCVAY

Home Workout

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U.S. HOCKEY OLYMPIC TEAM

MOLLY SCHAUS

Lower Body Circuit, Juggling,
& Hockey Challenge

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