2,000

annual participation

10,000

annual attendance

100,000

annual website visitors

250,000

annual social media impressions…

500,000

annual materials distribution

Why Youth Sports?

IT TAKES A VILLAGE… this is why the children in our communities benefit greatly by participating in youth sports. They promote a healthy lifestyle, a safe environment in the neighborhood, and more wholesome communities. Kids get the opportunity to engage in physical activity while having fun in creative and challenging ways. Sports also equip children with the with confidence to set and achieve goals in their life. 

Organized youth sports allows kids to make new friends, be inspired by great role models, and grow their personal support system exponentially. Like all of us, kids have their own set of challenges they live with. Having a strong foundation at home is so important, but even still, they will still need support from other avenues. Those without a wholesome environment in the household will require even more encouragement from other sources. For these reasons, supporting a strong, caring, and supportive youth sports organization is a worthwhile mission. 

When there is a thriving youth sports presence in the community the benefits are limitless! 

Community

GameDay brings thousands of people together on a weekly basis. Young athletes will get to play with other kids from every race, religion, and socioeconomic status. Volunteers use their time and talents to bring joy to every child and family attending our youth sporting events. Families come to participate, cheer, and encourage the kids as they enjoy playing organized sports. Community partners rally around the program in many ways such as providing the venues for play, sharing resources to improve equipment and access, and advocating for the sustainability of the program.

Opportunity

GameDay has established a reach into all corners of our community. Often, this means providing underprivileged families opportunities through our program. Many times these kids get to experience organized youth sports for the first time. Their families get to experience the joys of seeing their kids have fun, learn, and grow within our program. However, the opportunities do not stop there. Family members also have the opportunity to get involved by volunteering, coaching, refereeing, or earning a spot on staff. This opportunity can literally shift the trajectory of these families for years to come. 

Health & Wellness

GameDay promotes higher levels of physical activity which results in kids expanding more energy, carrying less body fat, and a reduced risk of becoming overweight or obese. Kids also have a higher level of cardiorespiratory fitness, stronger bones and muscles, and it dramatically increases their likelihood of being physically active later in their lives. A child’s social well-being is also crucial to their overall wellness. Sports is a great contributor by providing opportunities to make new friends and the exposure to great role-models. 

About GameDay Charities

GameDay Charities was founded with the mission of giving access to youth sports to every child in our community. Every child should have the opportunity to experience the many benefits that come with being part of a thriving youth sports program. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of kids in our community will never get this opportunity. This is a complex problem in need of a community to understand, care, advocate, and support to turn the tide. GDC intends to be a community leader in rallying groups to get behind this worthy cause.

Our goal is to partner with the business community to promote the importance of youth sports in our community and to garner donations that will go directly to this cause. Every dollar donated to GDC will go directly towards giving kids access to youth sports and improving

our youth sports program for our community. These resources will impact the lives of thousands of kids and families, improving our neighborhoods, and help raise up an entire generation of future leaders and strong community members.

Join GDC in the fight to have a meaningful impact in our community. We are in need of support from many to reach many! Welcome to the Family.

Our Partnership Programs

  • LEVEL 1
  • $1,000
  • “The First Down”
  • Logo Link
    on GameDay Charities Site
  • “Shout Out”
    2 GDS Weekends
  • Presenting Sponsor
    Player of the Week
  • On Field Signage
    Two 2’x4′ Banners
  • Bowl Naming
    One Bowl
  • Logo on T-Shirt
    Presented to Winners
  • Logo Display
    on Distributed Flyers
  • Display Table
    at any GDS Weekend Event
  • Winner’s Trophy
    Name on Bowl
  • Winner’s Presentation
    End of Season Ceremony
  • LEVEL 2
  • $2,500
  • “The Point After”
  • Logo Link
    on GameDay Charities Site
  • “Shout Out”
    2 GDS Weekends
  • Presenting Sponsor
    Player of the Week
  • On Field Signage
    Two 2’x4′ Banners
  • Bowl Naming
    One Bowl
  • Logo on T-Shirt
    Presented to Winners
  • Logo Display
    on Distributed Flyers
  • Display Table
    at any GDS Weekend Event
  • Winner’s Trophy
    Name on Bowl
  • Winner’s Presentation
    End of Season Ceremony
  • LEVEL 3
  • $5,000
  • “The Safety”
  • Logo Link
    on GameDay Charities Site
  • “Shout Out”
    2 GDS Weekends
  • Presenting Sponsor
    Player of the Week
  • On Field Signage
    Four 2’x4′ Banners
  • Bowl Naming
    One Bowl
  • Logo on T-Shirt
    Presented to Winners
  • Logo Display
    on Distributed Flyers
  • Display Table
    at any GDS Weekend Event
  • Winner’s Trophy
    Name on Bowl
  • Winner’s Presentation
    End of Season Ceremony
  • LEVEL 4
  • $7,000
  • “The Field Goal”
  • Logo Link
    on GameDay Charities Site
  • “Shout Out”
    2 GDS Weekends
  • Presenting Sponsor
    Player of the Week
  • On Field Signage
    Six 2’x4′ Banners
  • Bowl Naming
    One Bowl
  • Logo on T-Shirt
    Presented to Winners
  • Logo Display
    on Distributed Flyers
  • Display Table
    at any GDS Weekend Event
  • Winner’s Trophy
    Name on Bowl
  • Winner’s Presentation
    End of Season Ceremony
  • LEVEL 5
  • $10,000
  • “The Touchdown”
  • Logo Link
    on GameDay Charities Site
  • “Shout Out”
    2 GDS Weekends
  • Presenting Sponsor
    Player of the Week
  • On Field Signage
    Six 2’x4′ Banners
  • Bowl Naming
    One Bowl
  • Logo on T-Shirt
    Presented to Winners
  • Logo Display
    on Distributed Flyers
  • Display Table
    at any GDS Weekend Event
  • Winner’s Trophy
    Name on Bowl
  • Winner’s Presentation
    End of Season Ceremony

Let’s Partner Up

Reggie Alfonso – Founder

I was born in Puerto Rico and when I was 5 years old my Mom and Dad divorced. My Mom moved us to Florida, while my Dad stayed back. From that day on it was just My Mom, Sister, Brother and I in a new location. To make things a little tougher none of us spoke English fluently. Early on My Mom worked 2 jobs to keep a roof over our head and food on the table. We moved around quite a bit back then jumping from apartment complex to apartment complex. Some of these places were not in the nicest neighborhoods. While my Mom was an absolute super hero taking care of the 3 of us, she could not do it all by herself. 

We were blessed to have the support of local churches, friends, and YOUTH SPORTS! When I was little the only positive male role models I had were my sports coaches. These incredible guys poured into me and taught me so many life lessons. They taught me the fundamentals of the sports and how to increase my skills, but more importantly, they gave me the tools to achieve more in life than my current situation at that time. These great Coaches taught me how to push myself beyond my comfort zones, how to bounce back from mistakes, and how to become a leader. 

Being involved with youth sports allowed me to experience moments that I would have never had otherwise. Being part of a team means having other kids who get to know you, identify with you, and will support you at every turn. This allowed me to grow with confidence despite never coming from an affluent home base. I travelled all over Arizona, across state lines, and even internationally because of youth sports. This gave me a wider world view and allowed me to set higher goals for my life. 

Maybe the most powerful and important thing people should know about youth sports is that most kids will never make it pro, I never achieved my dream of playing professionally.. but I did become a professional in other ways. I became the youngest Manager, Director, and Vice President in my 15 year career in Higher Education. When I was 20 years old I 

was leading others in a professional environment and responsible for millions of dollars in salaries, revenue, and other company resources. I walked away from that career to pursue my passion of youth sports, and I founded GameDay Sports in 2017 and GameDay Charities in 2018. Now I’m spending the rest of my life trying to give every child the same opportunities I had through Youth Sports!