Supporting Town Baseball and Softball Programs
According to the Assistant Secretary for Health, for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, children need at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day for good health. Those who are in good health are are physically active, have less body fat, and exhibit improved cognition and mental performance. Playing sports provides the opportunity to develop physical literacy and important life skills. Despite these benefts, only 58 percent of youth ages 6 to 17 participated in sports in 2017, and the numbers are lower for girls, racial and ethnic minorities, youth from households of low socioeconomic status, and youth with a disability. In addition to these disparities, the cost of participation in sports continues to be a major barrier for youth and families across the country.