Young athletes learn & retain timeless qualities such as leadership, responsibility,
perseverance and teamwork.
The Frank Ski’s Youth Bowl was created in response to the lack of funding and parental participation in youth sports, particularly football. The Foundation recognized the important correlation between team sports and student success. Young athletes learn & retain timeless qualities such as leadership, responsibility, perseverance and teamwork. Simultaneously, studies show that being physically active through football lowers body fat, strengthens muscles and increases the likelihood of continuing good health habits later in life. Frank Ski’s Youth Bowl gives children the opportunity to display their athletic abilities, learn the importance of sportsmanship, field etiquette and teamwork in front of a crowd of more than 20,000 spectators! Each year, four teams are chosen compete to win $20,000 in grants and prizes for their park. Funding is instrumental in helping their recreation program repair playing fields, purchase team uniforms, offer scholarships for low income players and to replace aging team equipment. Since its inception, The Frank Ski Kids Foundation has awarded more than $180,000 to area Parks and Recreation programs.