Advocating for the safety and welfare of athletes requires persistent and passionate efforts over time – being there every day to help athletes and their parents who are confronting the distress and pain of abuse, sexual harassment, and other coach, peer or adult leader misconduct. Too often there is no place to go, especially when a club is without an Athlete Welfare Advocate to advise or stand up against other adults on behalf of an abused athlete. In addition to helping victims of abuse, Safe4Athletes is pushing national sport governing bodies to have stronger membership requirements, for sports clubs and individual members. Even more important is the need to create public lists of banned coaches so parents and athletes are aware of sexual predators or others who have been guilty of misconduct with athletes.
Safe4Athletes requires administrative and program staff and interns in order to perform these functions, funds to host and maintain our web site, funding for computers and other office equipment, monies to fund speakers at national conventions of sports organizations, funds for expenses ranging from operating our 800 number to printing and mailing brochures and other materials to urge sports clubs to adopt model policies.
Special thanks to our Board of Directors who give both their time and money and work diligently to gather the resources we need. Special thanks too to our “mother ship”, Community Partners, whose accounting and other administrative services free up our staff to provide direct program services.
We hope that you will help us continue our important work. Whether it’s a gift to support our non-profit programs, a willingness to share our materials and newsletters with your friends, hosting a fundraiser and educational program in your sports community or home, serving on a committee, or volunteering to work on a project.
We would be grateful for your involvement.
We promise to be responsible stewards of every gift made to Safe4Athletes. We promise to use your gift to make a difference. Your donation in any amount is greatly appreciated.