NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15:  Atmosphere at the Up2Us Sports Gala 2017 at Guastavino's on May 15, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Up2Us Sports)
2017 Gala Honors Top Female Athletes and Coaches

 On Monday, May 15, 2017, Up2Us Sports held its’ 5th Annual Gala, celebrating powerhouse female coaches and athletes. Up2Us Sports presented its Legacy Award to Mollie Marcoux Samaan (Director of Athletics at Princeton University) and Angela Ruggiero (four-time Olympic medalist in women’s ice hockey), who was unfortunately not able to attend due to a family […]

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Support the 2017 Up2Us Sports Gala and Support Women Who Coach!

Join Up2Us Sports on May 15th in NYC as we celebrate groundbreaking coaches and athletes who are leading the elevation of women’s sports! It is an evening you won’t want to miss. Sponsorships, tables, and tickets available for purchase. Want to know more about the Up2Us Sports Gala? Take a look at the 2016 and 2015 events! […]

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Veteran Coach Sean Johnson Making an Impact in Philadelphia

My name is Sean Johnson and I am a veteran of the United States Air Force. I served in the Desert Storm conflict, returned home and was shot in the back in my neighborhood. I was left a paraplegic with little hope from the medical establishment that I would ever walk again. There was a […]

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03:  Prince Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje, chairman of the Laureus Foundation Netherlands talks to members of the Harlem Lacrosse team during their practice at Fredrick Douglass Academy on November 3, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images for Laureus) *** Local Caption *** Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje
Laureus Ambassador and Netherlands Royal Visits Coach Eoin at Harlem Lacrosse

Prince Pieter-Christaan van Oranje-Nassau of the Netherlands came by a Harlem Lacrosse practice to see Up2Us Sports in action. Pieter-Christaan sits on the Laureus global board and is in New York City to run his 10th NYC marathon. He had a chance to speak with Up2Us Sports coach, Eoin Collins, about the team and observe […]

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Use #MyCoachTaughtMe to Share Your Story

Up2Us Sports is launching an exciting social media campaign called #MyCoachTaughtMe to build awareness about the powerful role great coaches play in the lives of our nation’s youth. Follow the steps below to post a brief message on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook describing a powerful lesson learned from one of your favorite coaches or role models.  

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Up2Us Sports AmeriCorps Class of 2016

Each June, AmeriCorps Alums, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and their partners celebrate #AmeriGrad through social media and online and through on-the-ground events. Up2Us Sports is proud to partner with AmeriCorps and CNCS on the VISTA program. During the 2015-2016 year, we placed 24 AmeriCorps VISTAs with Up2Us Sports member organizations plus four […]

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Vote for Up2Us Sports in Gatorade’s For the Love of Sports Program!

      Up2Us Sports is proud to be selected as one of the sports charities competing to receive a $50,000 donation. Cast your vote daily until July 23rd, to help us provide more coach-mentors to kids in need:    

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Up2Us Sports 2016 Gala Tickets on Sale Now!

Join us to celebrate the power of sports and coaches to encourage at-risk youth to make smarter decisions on and off the field. Visit to view auction items or to purchase tickets and sponsorships. JUNE 15, 2016 Three Sixty 10 Desbrosses Street New York City 6:30pm Cocktails & Strolling Dinner 7:45pm Program & Seated Dessert Cocktail […]

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The Crisis of Sports in Inner-City America

Paul Caccamo Founder & CEO Up2Us Sports Today, a child waking up in a low income urban community is four times less likely to play sports after school than a child waking up in a more affluent community a mile down the road. Today, kids who should be kicking soccer balls and swinging baseball bats after school, instead, […]

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Six Years, Six Accomplishments

Paul Caccamo Founder & CEO Up2Us Sports This week marks the sixth anniversary of Up2Us Sports. This organization was founded to create a movement in America that asks all of us to rethink how we view sports and its role in our society. We want every child in this country to have access to sports. We want every […]

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