The Sports4Life Foundation was formed to enrich the lives of athletes by providing athletic opportunities to help reach their individual potential and develop a lifelong passion for sports. As a nonprofit organization, we strongly believe sports are a positive influence and can provide a valuable education in leadership, teamwork and competition.
With your support, we can help open the doors of opportunity for athletes who are less fortunate by providing them with a chance to play and develop leadership skills later on in life. Please help Sports4Life get as many athletes as we can back in the game!
We are very grateful for your generous support. With your donations, we can help create opportunities for athletes from all walks of life! As a 501c3 nonprofit (tax ID #22-3445922), donations to the Sports4Life Foundation are tax-deductible.
The Sports4Life Foundation is proud to announce Sophie Helfenstein as the recipient for the Sports4Life Scholarship for Girls Hockey. As a goalie on the Ontario Selects team, Sophie was invited to play in the Girls Ontario Selects - WSI Mont Blanc Region Tournament.
The Sports4Life Scholarship alleviated heavy expenses and allowed Sophie to compete in the tournament and make new friends all around the world. “It’s wonderful we had the opportunity to go, our whole family is grateful [for the Sports4Life Scholarship],” said Mimi DesRosiers, Sophie’s mother.
As a soccer player and gymnast growing up, Sophie’s hockey influence came from watching her two older cousins play. Shortly after, Sophie learned how to skate and become a goalie herself. In fact, the first time she wore goalie equipment was her first game in the position in 2014.
Sophie’s dedication, work ethic and passion not only have given her success on the ice, but off the ice as well. As an A student and volunteer, Sophie has found time to win gold at O.W.H.A Provincials, maintain a 90 average in school and assist her grandmother’s craft group on the weekends.
Sophie loves to travel, experience other countries and meet new people. When the invitation came to participate with the Ontario Selects Team, Sophie and her family could not have been more excited. She couldn't wait to play other countries and see some of the friends shes played with and against that past Spring in Ontario.
Sophie’s goals for the future include getting a scholarship to college for hockey and representing her country Canada, at the Olympics.
The Sports For Life foundation is thrilled to be a part of the Amazon Smile program, which donates .5% of the price of your Amazon Purchase to charity! Here’s how it works: When you begin shopping on Amazon use smile.amazon.com. It will deliver the exact same results as amazon.com and will allow you to donate a small percentage of your purchase to a charity of your choice. To select the charity you would like to support, scroll over “Your Account” once you’ve logged into Amazon, then select “Your Amazon Smile. There should be a button in the top right that says “change charity.” Search “Sports for Life Foundation Inc.” and select it as your charity
Bauer Hockey & the Sports4Life Foundation teamed up on Tuesday, March 6th for the 3rd annual Calling All Athletes Event at The Rinks at Exeter for New Hampshire kids and their families. The learn-to-play hockey program outfitted 50 Athletes head-to-toe in Bauer Equipment to use at 3 hockey clinics at The Rinks! The Calling All Athletes event is focused on families who have never played hockey before and designed to ensure kids and their families have a fun experience!
Sports4Life is proud to support the making of Tough Sledding, an inspirational film about the underdog 2002 Sled Hockey Paralympic Gold Medal Team. With your support we can contribute towards the making of a movie that inspires a nation and changes the cultural perceptions of Paralympic athletes in America forever. Funding goes towards script writing, an essential step for the passionate team behind this project as they seek funding to create a movie that can truly inspire.
Friday March 2nd to Sunday March 3rd marked the 4th year of Northeast Sled Hockey League Sports4Life Sled Hockey Classic! In 4 years, the tournament grew from 2 days to 3 and increased in the number of players from 9 teams to 15. US men’s and women's National Team as well as Development team players participate in the league. “Along with providing a structured, competitive Sled Hockey league, the individual benefits to our athletes are invaluable. The NESHL not only improves a player’s physical fitness but provides an environment to promote and improve their independence, assist with building their life skills, and improve their quality of life. The lessons taught through competing assist the individual to better manage life’s ups and downs while stressing the value of maintaining a positive attitude.” from NESHL website
The Sports4Life Scholarship Program is dedicated to supporting future generations of athletes and leaders and aims to enrich their lives by supporting their athletic endeavors and experiences around the world. The application to this scholarship is open to all athletes and is based on a variety of values and criteria including eligibility for financial need, athletic performance, academic performance or community service.