Colorado Springs residents, if your kids ever wanted to get involved in sports, now is the perfect time. The city is offering youth sports free of charge from now until at least 2026. This offer is available due to a program created by Olympic City USA, which began as a pilot program last year. The program was made possible due in part to a grant from the Daniels Fund, for $225,000 over three years, and the Dakota Foundation, which provided $50,000, as well as additional donations from Boeing, the Chapman Foundations, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Comcast, Gazette Charities Foundation and the Schuck Foundation. So far, $339,500 has been raised.
Information about the city’s youth sports offerings and volunteer coaching is available at ColoradoSprings.gov/YouthSports.