Sports Give Back

It never fails to amaze me what playing sports can do for people. Whether you go for a run by yourself to blow off some steam or play a group sport like baseball as a way to have fun and meet people, sports give lot back to you. Being involved in sports and athletic activities has many great benefits both physical and mental.

I wanted to mention two great sport programs that are going on right now for homeless folks in Vancouver. One is the Homeless Soccer League and the other is Run for Change 5km Fun Run on August 21, 2011. We have youth involved in both of these programs and it has been a really positive experience for them. Not only have these programs helped them get more physically healthy; they have really provided them with a community and way to have fun without the use of drugs and alcohol.

Check out this recent story from the Province about the Homeless World Cup in Paris.

It never fails to amaze me what playing sports can do for people. Whether you go for a run by yourself to blow off some steam or play a group sport like baseball as a way to have fun and meet people, sports give lot back to you. Being involved in sports and athletic activities has many great benefits both physical and mental.

I wanted to mention two great sport programs that are going on right now for homeless folks in Vancouver. One is the Homeless Soccer League and the other is Run for Change 5km Fun Run on August 21, 2011. We have youth involved in both of these programs and it has been a really positive experience for them. Not only have these programs helped them get more physically healthy; they have really provided them with a community and way to have fun without the use of drugs and alcohol.

Check out this recent story from the Province about the Homeless World Cup in Paris.