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Nike Partners with KIDS in the GAME to Cover Fees for After School Sports Programs for Children of Federal Employees


Bend, OR – KIDS in the GAME, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps children across the nation gain access to sports, to be active and play, today announced the opening of a Federal Employee Pass Program funded by a generous grant from Nike. Nike contacted KIDS in the GAME with a desire to help families impacted by the government shutdown and offset the often high fees required for after-school sports.

In response, KIDS in the GAME created its first ever Federal Employee Pass program available now through March 30, 2019. The Pass covers the full cost of registering kids for their youth sporting experience. Federal Employees can register their children online by providing the youth sport organization or school name, a contact at the organization, the full cost of the program, the number of hours per week, the duration of the program, and either a picture of their Federal ID they can uploaded or provide a narrative of how they are impacted. KIDS in the GAME will review applications within two business days and process checks to be mailed within two additional business days.

If approved, checks will be issued to the Youth Sport Organization or School and mailed to the family to present at registration. Families can apply for multiple kids and multiple sports. “We are very fortunate to work with Nike to help these families. It is an incredible commitment. Where some companies think about helping kids stay active, others step up and just do it”, said KIDS in the GAME Executive Director/Founder Natalie Hummel. “With the support of Nike, we are hoping to reach all of the families impacted and keep their kids in the game.”



KIDS in the GAME is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on helping kids thrive in life through positive sports experiences and increased physical activity. KIDS in the GAME is removing the financial barriers to getting kids active. By helping kids from financially challenged families to participate in after-school sports, we are helping kids, families, and schools create more healthy, engaged and active communities. More information is available at


Nike believes in the power of sport to unleash human potential and build community. Nike fuels this belief through Made to Play, its commitment to getting kids moving through play and sport so that they can lead healthier, happier and more successful lives. Together with community partners and our employees around the world, Nike is designing innovative solutions to get more than 16 million kids playing, running and jumping their way to a brighter future. Find out more about Nike's commitment to getting kids moving and providing opportunities for equal playing fields for all at


Natalie Hummel
Executive Director/ Founder KIDS in the GAME

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