Fact: A sports-minded kid is a much tougher target for negative influences.
Our organization is 100% volunteer. 95% of your generous donations go directly to our programs. Over 15,000 needy kids are helped yearly.
It is a proven concept that boys and girls participating in organized sports are not only off the streets, they are learning to play by the rules, developing confidence, learning the value of teamwork and setting personal goals. Equally important, school attendance and C-level grades are required by well-run sports programs. That all adds up to much higher odds of success and happiness.
As we approach our 50th anniversary, the Buddy Fund continues to successfully and efficiently improve the lives of at-risk St. Louis kids. Since 1962, the impact of our mission, and the breadth of our reach into the community have continued to expand.