Last Monday twenty Ipswitch volunteers helped the Boston Foundation’s CHAMPS (Coaches Helping Athletes through Mentoring and Positive Sports) program host thousands of kids at Fenway Park for an afternoon of exercise, entertainment and more at the first-ever “Cheers for CHAMPS” celebration. Kids got to play, learn from big-league coaches, and be interviewed by celebrities.
CHAMPS Boston trains coaches across greater Boston in youth development and positive coaching techniques. CHAMPS also helps secure funding for updated athletic equipment, field and site improvements. Monday’s event brought together more than 2,000 kids (despite the cold and rain) and their coaches for a special afternoon celebrating the importance of physical activity and healthy development through sports.