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Operation Coach Launches in Philadelphia

Up2Us Sports, with the generous support of several partners, will be launching Operation Coach – our veteran coaching program – in Philadelphia in early 2016. On Monday it was announced that ESPN committed $100,000 to...

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Miami Marlins Closer A.J. Ramos Becomes Up2Us Sports Ambassador

Up2Us Sports is happy to announce that A.J. Ramos, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins, has been named the organization’s newest Ambassador. In his first season as an MLB closer in 2015, he pitched for 32 saves, which ran...

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ESPN Donates $100,000 to Up2Us Sports

ESPN has announced it will grant $100,000 to Up2Us Sports to hire and train veterans to serve as youth-sports coaches in underserved communities in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Up2Us Sports’ innovative coaching progr...

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November, 24

Chicago’s Local Champion Coaches at Joakim Noah’s Foundation

With Chicago’s history of violence, a non-profit organization called Noah’s Arc Foundation, has taken a stance to help children by promoting peace and positivity in the community using arts and sports. Founded in 2010 by Joakim Noah, a center for the Chicago Bulls, and his artist mother, Cecilia Rodhe,...

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November, 10

AmeriCorps VISTA Makes an Impact in Philadelphia

It has been nearly one year since Zurrell Toney joined the Philadelphia Police Athletic League (PAL) as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Zurrell has a unique connection to both PAL and AmeriCorps and knows firsthand how valuable they can be, because they were a vital part of his teenage years growing up in...

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