In lieu of supporting the angry New England Patriot fans who started a GoFundMe page to help the multi-billion dollar sports team pay for their $1 million “Deflategate” fine, donate to one of these five fitness charities that are more worthy of your dollars. Yeah, we get it—life must be hard for Tom Brady right now what with having a model wife and an insane fortune tucked away in his savings account, but these charities may in fact benefit from the money more than Brady and the Patriots franchise.
Challenged Athletes Foundation
CAF helps athletes with physical challenges pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. This cause helps provide access to expensive sports equipment such as hand cycles, mono skis, and sports prosthetics so that these physically challenged athletes can participate in sports they otherwise wouldn’t have access to. They also have an information and resource service that helps physically challenged individuals make informed medical decisions. Visit the link to donate.
Global Sports Foundation
This baseball-focused organization helps underfunded youth sports leagues by donating gently used baseball equipment in the U.S. and the world. They also help raise money for those suffering with cancer or ALS who may be struggling financially with medical bills. You can make donations here.
Adaptive Sports Access for Wounded Warriors
Support America’s servicemen with this inspiring organization. They help provide transportation for wounded service men and women who participate in adaptive sporting events and practices. The Warrior Games, one of their big events in Colorado Springs, merges the recovery of wounded veterans with some friendly competition. Mail monetary funds to the address on their website.
Ball to All
Something as simple as a ball can make a child’s life a lot brighter. Ball to All aims to send ambassadors to all parts of the world to deliver balls to children in underprivileged areas. Can you imagine your childhood without playing soccer or shooting some hoops? Didn’t think so. Donate here.
Project Fit America
This organization helps underfunded K-12 schools in the US. by providing playground equipment, sports equipment, teacher training, and community outreach. Their goal is to create new and sustainable opportunities for children to be fit and healthy as part of their everyday school activities. You can donate here.