Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

LV Sportz Foundation

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • http://lvsportz.com

Mission Statement

Helping Southern Nevada Youth Get in the Game, Enjoy the Game & Stay in the Game! Founded in March of 2012, we are quickly leading the way to a more Positive and Safe Sports experience for our local children, increasing access to sports related activity and helping to secure the future of our community through our children today!

Main Programs

  1. No Youth Athlete Left Behind
  2. Free Sports Physical & Heart Screenings
Service Areas

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Nevada

Serving All of Southern Nevada! Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Mesquite, Laughlin, Moapa and More...

ruling year

2014

Principal Officer

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Brian Bartolome

Keywords

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LVSportz,LVSports,Foundation,LVSports.LVSportz,LVTeamz,LVTeamz,lasvegassports,lasvegasleagues,lasvegas,nationalleagues,sportsleagues,sportsleague,youth,adult

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EIN

45-4642872

 Number

2923801854

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (N01)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

No Youth Athlete Left Behind

As both coaches and parents, we have seen an increase in the number of children who are turned away from having a chance to participate in youth sports because the parents just can't afford it. The cost for registration, equipment and uniforms have increased dramatically over the past decade. While the leagues try their best to keep costs down, the fees incurred by the leagues are always being increased. Things such as insurance, field and referee costs have gone up substantially and all are necessary to run a league. Coupled with the current economy, it has made it hard for leagues, coaches and parents alike.

When funds are available we can help pay for underprivileged youth to participate in youth sports programs throughout Southern Nevada and provide them with the proper safety equipment like helmets, pads, mouthpieces and more...

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 2

Free Sports Physical & Heart Screenings

The LV Sportz Foundation is committed to ensuring the safety of Southern Nevada children on local sports fields and courts. As part of that commitment, we are dedicated to collaborating with our local medical professionals to provide accessible and affordable PPE's that are in-depth and include a number of added features that are needed to help prevent tragedy from striking our community.

Several times throughout the year we work those in the local medical field to provide unparrelled access to basic and advanced screenings. It is recommend by the NATA, the American Academy of Pediatricians and the American Heart Association that every child has an annual Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE or Sports Physical) prior to participating in strenuous exercise or competitive sports, regardless if it is mandatory or not, to prevent sudden cardiac death and other major health issues in local youth athletes.

A PPE can help identify congenital heart defects that can lead to SCA as well as any other musculoskeletal, spinal, dermatological or other health problems or risk factors a child may have. A PPE is different from a standard physical. The PPE specifically focuses on a child’s well-being as it relates to playing a sport. It's more limited than a regular physical, but it's a lot more specific about athletic issues.

It's estimated that more than 100 young athletes die each year in sports-related incidents, and the National Athletic Trainers' Association projects that nearly half of those deaths are attributed to sudden cardiac death. Some causes include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) which involves the thickening of the heart muscle, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood. Along with other cardiac problems, HCM is the overwhelming cause of sudden death in young athletes.

Category

Early Intervention & Prevention

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Nevada

Serving All of Southern Nevada! Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Mesquite, Laughlin, Moapa and More...

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Principal Officer

Brian Bartolome

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BOARD CHAIR

Brian Bartolome

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