Best Kids' Charity, August 2011
The pastimes are as diverse as lacrosse and flag football, but the Kids in Sports program is fixated on a single goal—to bring athletic opportunities to those who go without. The nonprofit has established clubs in 12 communities, from the Mar Vista Gardens housing project in Culver City to the Nueva Maravilla development in East L.A. It’s ever vigilant to establish more, which it helps fund and staff. We’re impressed that its code of conduct includes no tobacco use and no profanities (we know a few soccer clubs that wouldn’t survive). Clean living and clean air.