Doug and Wolfs Gear Up For Kids Drive at Sanderson Ford

Did you know participation in team sports has been in a steady decline in    America for decades? 

 It’s Doug & Wolf’s Gear up for Kids presented by Sanderson Ford,    benefitting the Boy’s and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix! Throughout the  month of June–clean out the garage and bring your new or used sports equipment to the Sanderson Ford showroom on 51st Avenue in Glendale .

32% of youth in the United States are considered obese or overweight. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix provides more that 10 league sports like basketball, girl’s volleyball, soccer, flag football and futsol and more than 18,000 hours of sports and nutrition programming each year to help kids stay healthy and fit.

  • More than two thirds of Arizona teens do not meet the recommended levels for daily physical activity.
  • 60% of Arizona high school students do not attend physical education classes at school. At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, targeted teen sports leagues for boys and girls and daily fitness programs are offered year-round.
  • Every 24 hours, 15,000 youth use drugs for the first time. At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, children aged 6-18 receive some 32,800 hours of gang and drug resistance training every year.
  • Community impact in the vicinity of a Boys & Girls Club. Drug activity goes down by 22%, juvenile crime goes down by 13% and vandalism goes down by 12%
Kids who play sports are 57% less likely to drop out of school.  Athletes are 92% less likely to be involved in drugs than non-athletes, and girls who play sports are less likely to have an unwanted pregnancy.  Students who play sports are likely to get better grades and are more likely to graduate than those who do not play sports.
Due to budget cuts, children are being offered fewer athletic opportunities, participation fees are being increased, and players are expected to provide their own equipment and uniforms.  Bottom line is, sports can help keep kids out of trouble.
At Sanderson Ford, we are proud to present the 3rd annual “Doug & Wolf’s GEAR UP FOR KIDS” equipment drive.  Now through June 23rd, you can bring in new or gently used sporting goods to our showroom.  These will benefit The Boys and Grils Club of Metropolitan Phoenix. 
Help us help our youth and hopefully we’ll all have a better tomorrow!
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