Give to liFEsports

Recognized as a national model, LiFEsports provides valuable learning experiences and transforms the lives of youth through sports and physical fitness activities. Many of these youth are from vulnerable circumstances, and face significant challenges from economic inequities, family instability, drug and alcohol abuse, and mental health concerns.

The Ohio State University leverages its experience in youth development education and research, utilizing sports as a forum to teach critical life and leadership skills. Faculty, staff, and students from LiFEsports partner with local youth agencies to improve youth programming and provide community service opportunities. Ongoing research efforts provide valuable information to increase the effectiveness of current community programs, influence policy decisions, and support additional youth development initiatives.

This impact, however, is only sustained through ongoing donations and support from individual, corporate, and community donors. LiFEsports thrives thanks to the generosity of donors like you. Your gift will make a difference in a child’s life.  

To give immediately to LiFEsports, please visit:

You can mail checks to: LiFEsports, c/o Rebecca Wade-Mdivanian, 218 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Road, College of Social Work, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210. Please make check out to The Ohio State University Foundation, and in the memo line put Fund #313428 (LiFEsports).


Learn more about giving to LiFEsports, please contact: Jerry Davis or Dawn Anderson-Butcher.

Your gift will make this happen.  Together, we have the opportunity to make this a truly outstanding program that will change lives for years to come.


Our sponsors:

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ADAMH Board of Franklin County
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