Learn how you can help local youth
have a great summer!
STARS: Strength Through Activity, Responsibility, and Service
For many years, FOGP has been supporting youth programs that focus on teamwork, exercise and sports during the summer. The young people we serve come from one of the most challenged areas in Marion County. Just 2 miles from downtown, we have 30.2% of our youth living at the poverty level or below while 52% average one meal per day…and the rates are on the rise.
- Our strategic alliances with the National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) have opened new doors for young people in tennis.
- Alliances with Playball Indiana have expanded programs at Garfield in baseball and softball.
- Through the Indy Parks Summer Swim program we helped participants compete in swim meets and receive life-saving, water safety training.
- Beginning Summer 2017, we’ll be adding two new opportunities for our youth, flag football and Karate. The Karate is in alliance with Gillis’ Kandan Karate School that meets in the Burrello Center.
The STARS program means a lot in our neighborhood…and so does your support!
A 40% increase in funding means…100 more young people
will be impacted.
Corporate Partners can support the Summer STARS and join the fun.
Your $3000 partner package includes: recognition within the annual report, website and park signage as a summer youth sports and arts program sponsor ~ (8) tickets to Music in the Gardens & Friends reception on June 1 ~ (20) VIP tickets to an evening with SOIndy on September 3 ~ Table for (8) to the Rockin Garfield Holiday Bash on December 2
The young people we serve come from one of the most challenged areas in Marion County. Just 2 miles from downtown, we have 30.2% of our youth living at the poverty level or below while 52% average one meal per day…and the rates are on the rise.
The schools we serve are mostly IPS. Our participants will come from three IPS grade schools (19, 31 and 34), Emma Donnan Middle School and Manual High School. As well as, youth attending Central Catholic School, St. Roch Elementary and Christel House Academy.
Donating is easy and secure
Make the $3000 STARS Partner gift online now
Or if you prefer to mail your gift simply download the PRINTABLE DONOR GIVING FORM below, select your specific gift designation, and mail the completed form along with your payment information.
For more information, please contact Mark Bowell, FOGP Executive Director at 317-840-8111