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Our Mission

Empowering Kids to Elevate their Lives Through Sports

The Dark Horse Foundation is a 501(c)3 established to help kids realize the power of sports to succeed in the game of life. Dark Horse Foundation’s purpose is to provide children in need the opportunity to participate in organized sports programs and camps in order to gain valuable life experiences along with the physical and mental benefits that come with participation in sports. The goal is to develop the next generation of leaders by just giving the kids a chance to do what they love; play, compete, challenge themselves, and reach their full potential.  

Physical Benefits

Sports encourage and inspire kids to take control of their bodies so they can compete at maximum output. This improves their quality of life and forms the foundation for healthy decision making. A strong, healthy body is integral to a strong sound mind. With both,  All things are Possible!

Psychological benefits

A successful athlete needs to be able to maintain discipline; both mental and physical. Learning self-restraint and how to manage ones emotions is crucial to life success. A disciplined athlete sets and achieves goals that instills a sense of pride and confidence in themselves, which plays on and off the field.

Social Benefits

Team sports have a unique way of igniting a passion and group cooperation to accomplish a common goal. The team gives kids a chance to be a part of something larger than themselves. A great teammate respects the team, the team rules, and the team goals. In exchange, they receive a sense of belonging and form bonds that last lifetimes.

Sports Matter

Student athletes are 4x more likely to attend college.

 

Physically active kids have up to 40% higher test scores.

 

Student athletes are 50% less absent than non-athletes.

Student athletes have a higher graduation rate than non-athletes.  

 

43%  of  student athletes have more leadership, self-confidence, and self-respect.

As previous student athletes, the Directors & Sponsors of The Dark Horse Foundation recognize the impact that Sports & Coaches can have on an athlete's success, on the field and in the game of life. Through sports, kids gain tremendous physical and mental benefits that develop their character, habits, and values.