How To Give

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Each year, over 650 youth and 20 OSU students take part in 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 from vulnerable circumstances 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.

Currently, LiFEsports has four growth priorities, including camp extension, and longitudinal research. More information can be found on the following pages.

LiFEsports thrives thanks to the generosity of donors like you. Your gift will make a difference in a child’s life.


If you would like to learn more about giving to LiFEsports, please contact Dawn Anderson-Butcher at or (614) 292-8596.

Our sponsors:

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ADAMH Board of Franklin County
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Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Logo
Columbus Recreation and Parks Logo
Fitzsimmonds Charitable Trust Logo
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