Youth Sports



Sports have been shown to improve physical, mental, and social well-being. Teams build lasting friendships and occupational success. Unfortunately, many schools and communities (particularly in rural areas) cannot support athletic programs. We want to help change this.

We partner with organizations across the country that focus on youth athletics allowing youth to live a healthy lifestyle, while teaching them core values such as confidence and teamwork.

We continue to partner with both the Boys & Girls Club of South Alabama – Mobile, AL and the Boys & Girls Club of Boston, MA

The Jake Peavy Foundation has partnered with the Community Foundation of South Alabama and Aspen Institute on “Project Play”, a once-in-a generation opportunity to reimagine sports in America with health and inclusion as core values, to introduce “State of Play: Mobile County” to South Alabama. The State of Play unites the Aspen Institute and local community leaders in Mobile to work together to conduct a scan and analysis of the landscape of youth sports in Mobile County. Low-income children are being left on the sidelines and so are the opportunities to allow these children to play and become productive members of society.  Project Play and the State of Play in Mobile County aims to level the playing field for kids. It has the ability to reenergize South Alabama communities to be active and allow every child the opportunity to play. Project Play was launched in 2013 by the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program, and the initiative convenes the nation’s top thought leaders from the realms of sports, medicine, media, business innovation, government and philanthropy to develop strategies that build healthy, thriving communities for all.

We also work with The BASE, an organization that provides student athletes with year-round, superior baseball and academic training, access to college fairs and showcases, professional visits and academic scholarships available through partnerships with several colleges and universities throughout the country. In July of 2016, Jake hosted youth from The Base at Fenway in Boston, MA. We look forward to further opportunities to support this wonderful organization.

The National Fitness Competition is designed to help Boys & Girls Club youth to engage in physical literacy. The goal is to create physical and fun activities to promote fitness, fun, and healthy lifestyles!

Hosted at Pathway Church and sponsored by the Jake Peavy Foundation, young people participated in friendly competition against each other in multiple physical activities, striving for improvement—building intrinsic motivation, confidence and physical competence—thus enhancing the Club’s overall culture of wellness. It was our honor to work with the Boys & Girls Club on this program and we look forward to more to come!