Who doesn’t want to help the kids!? Our friend, Reese Waters at WUSA 9 found a wonderful nonprofit organization based in the Washington D.C. area to help out. Waters is the head of the Get Up Give Back segment on WUSA 9’s Get Up DC morning program. The organization that he selected is called Leveling the Playing Field (LPF). They specialize in providing underprivileged children with the opportunity to pursue youth sports. Founder of LPF, Mike Levitt, came up with the idea during his time of working as an equipment manager with Syracuse University’s football team and with the Washington Redskins/Montgomery County Recreation during the summers. He saw so much sports equipment go to waste and he knew that it would have much better use. It is important to him that the youth of less fortunate communities receive the equipment to further athletic participation. Finances play a huge part in childhood sports. Many children are unable to play due to expensive equipment and lack of sources.
The monetary donations that LPF receives go towards lowering registration fees which allows more children to participate. LPF has donated sports equipment to over 300 schools and programs in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area and the list keeps growing. Waters called on his good friends at Easterns Automotive Group to help them out. Easterns donated $1,000 to LPF which will certainly go a long way. For every $25 that they receive, LPF is able to gift one child the sports equipment that they need to participate in a sport. If you would like to learn more about LPF, donate, or volunteer – please visit www.levelingtheplayingfield.org