Koa Sports

The ‘Play it Forward’ Scholarship Fund

Play It Forward Scholarship Fund

Before non-profits like Koa organized sports leagues, there was a more organic way of "community organizing" -- kids went door to door to round up enough players for a game at the park. It didn't matter what street you lived on, how big your house was, or what your parents did for a living; every kid in the neighborhood was eligible.

We've made a few small additions to that model (uniforms, schedules, professional coaches), but our heart remains in the same place. We see ourselves as a neighborhood sports organization. An organization with neighborhood roots, neighborhood athletes, and neighborhood values. An organization that would never violate the most basic 'neighborhood right':

'Every child has the right to play'

That's the point of our Play It Forward Scholarship Fund: to give every athlete the opportunity to play. This means field hockey players, flag football nuts, summer camp enthusiasts -- anyone. We believe any child who wants to play should be given the opportunity -- it's how things worked on the playground and how they'll continue to work for as long as we're around.

Download the Play It Forward Scholarship Application.

Scholarship Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Learn about a Koa player's fundraising project here!


Over $125,000 Awarded!

Donate to our scholarship fund and give the gift of youth sports to another member of our neighborhood. A donation puts an athlete on the field and allows them to "play it forward."