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December 2017 BORP Newsletter

Dear BORP Supporter,

It has been another amazing year at BORP and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to BORP’s mission. Your contributions and participation are what makes BORP the incredible community that it is and what challenges and motivates us to continue improving year after year.

At BORP we know the impact of sports and recreation on our participants.

  • 93% of youth participants report increased confidence and self-esteem.
  • 80% of all participants report increased social connections and supportive relationships
  • 84% of all participants report an increased ability to lead an active lifestyle.

These numbers tell an important story about BORP's impact. But behind these numbers are the very real faces, not just of our participants, but also their families. BORP parent, Angel Thornton says it best in a recent letter about her son's increased self-confidence and independence thanks to his participation in our youth sports program and what that has meant to her as a mother:

BORP programs truly are life-changing, not only for kids like my son, but for parents like me who are able to cheer more and worry less.

I hope you will take a minute to read Angel's touching letter. And, from all of us here at BORP, we wish you a very peaceful and joyful holiday season and a happy New Year.

Rick Smith's signature
Rick Smith
Executive Director

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