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Making the Game Count for Kids!
“This is the most important thing I've ever done!”
- Garth Brooks

Teammates for Kids began in 1999 with the love and support of 67 Major League Baseball players who made a pledge to help kids.

Since then, over 4,700 professional athletes from baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, rodeo and racing have joined our team.
"Once a Teammate ... Always a Teammate"

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100% of All Money Donated Goes to the Kids
Quite simply, Teammates for Kids exists to do everything we can to help kids. It’s that simple and that important! We accomplish our goals by partnering professional athletes, corporations, celebrities and now, for the first time, individuals from the private sector.

Because the foundation’s overhead expenses are privately funded, 100% of all money donated goes to the kids.

That’s not the goal ... it’s the rule!
Teammates News and Stories

Arlington Marks 100th Camp
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Camps host more than 9,500 kids. StudioG / Recap Video
Teammates For Kids and Garth Brooks, partnered to hold youth sports camps at every city during his World and Stadium Tours. Teammate athletes in each city volunteered their time to coach kids in one of eight different sports. In addition to learning the fundamentals of a specific sport, the coaches discuss with the kids what it means to be a Good Teammate and how to incorporate the to Five Words of Wisdom … Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect into their lives on-and-off the field. At one of the camps Garth hoped that in addition to those five words, the kids left the camp with another life lesson, “The greatest thing these kids will learn today is how to love one another.” Teammates For Kids covered all of the costs associated with the camps and all of the young athletes participated at no charge, Brooks added, “None of these kids pay a dime to be here, not of these coaches are paid a dime to be here – the volunteers, they are angels walking among us.” 100 CAMPS BY THE NUMBERS:
  • 77 different US cities
  • 7 different Canadian cities
  • 134 Professional athletes including 16 who participated in more than one camp
  • 14 college teams/athletes
  • 8 different sports: Baseball, Football, Golf, Hockey (both ice and floor), Lacrosse, Roping, Soccer and Track & Field
  • 3 all-girl camps
  • Over 9,500 kids from 9 to 13 years old.
Teammates also presented the Good Teammate Award at each of the camps. The award recognized the young athlete who best demonstrated the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. Thank you to everyone who helped make all 100 camps such a great success! Studio G - 100 Camps Video Teammates - 100 Camps Recap Video
Arlington Hosts Football Sports Camp
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NFL veteran coaches the kids in Texas.
On July 30, while in Arlington, Texas for the Garth Brooks Stadium Concert at AT&T Stadium, Teammates For Kids hosted a football sports camp at Grand Prairie High School. NFL veteran Ryan Neufeld (with help from his coaching staff) ran the young athletes through drills and scrimmages to help sharpen their gridiron skills. Neufeld has been a Teammate since 2004. He played 8 seasons in the NFL for the Cowboys, Jaguars, Seahawks and Bills. Ryan also played one season in NFL Europe and two seasons in the United Football League. The Foundation is so grateful that he stepped-up to host two of our camps for us. The boys and girls attended the sports camp at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Teammates for Kids. The young footballers represented the Boys & Girls Club Plano, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas, I9 Sports Youth Flag Football League, YMCA of Fort Worth and Girls Inc. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Arlington, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Shafton Carter, Blaze Jackson, Atlen Lawrence and Jace Perry. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer. In addition to learning the fundamentals of a specific sport, the coaches discuss with the kids what it means to be a Good Teammate and how to incorporate the to Five Words of Wisdom … Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect into their lives on-and-off the field.
Youth Football Camp in Buffalo
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Teammates hosts gridiron camp for 79 boys and girls in New York.
Young athletes in the Buffalo/Orchard Park area, had a unique, incredible experience on June 23rd when they were invited to attend a youth football camp hosted by Teammates for Kids as a part of Garth’s Stadium Tour. Eric Wood, former Bills Center, along with his coaching staff, ran the athletes through drills and scrimmages to develop their gridiron skills. Wood previously hosted camps in Buffalo and Louisville during Garth’s World Tour. He became a Teammate in 2009, after being drafted out of the University of Louisville in the first round (28th overall) by the Buffalo Bills. His nine seasons in the NFL included a Pro Bowl appearance. The camp participants, 79 boys and girls, attended the camp at SUNY Erie Community College – South Campus at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Teammates for Kids. The young people represented the Amherst Recreation Department, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA Buffalo, Youth Advantage Flag Football, Girls on the Run, Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club, Soccer for Success and Williams Jr Football. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Pittsburgh, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Nate Smith, age 9; Mason Zielinski, age 10; and Lila Ferrara, age 12. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer. In addition to learning the fundamentals of a specific sport, the coaches discuss with the kids what it means to be a Good Teammate and how to incorporate the to Five Words of Wisdom … Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect into their lives on-and-off the field.
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A Child Life Zone is a state-of-the-art, therapeutic play area inside a hospital where pediatric patients and their families can play, learn, laugh, and relax. Child life specialists teach patients about their illness, what to expect during treatment, and they provide support to patients and their families before, during, and after procedures.

Playing in a ZONE turns patients into KIDS!

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