Sportsmen’s serves more than 5000 young people and 1,000 adults annually. We provide free programs for low-income families in the Blue Hill Corridor, which includes parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, Hyde Park, South Boston and Jamaica Plain – 94% are people of color, and 83% speak more than one language. These neighborhoods have higher rates of chronic illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and COVID-19 – making our health and wellness services vital.
We offer programs year-round: daily after-school academics and enrichment, social/emotional wellness groups, summer camps, community tennis, tournament training and more. We bring tennis into the Boston Public Schools through our Match Point program, connect kids with police officers in Volley Against Violence, and deliver critical community health programs with our partner, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. We strive to make a meaningful impact in the lives of the families we serve. Now, more than ever, that investment is essential.