At The Salvation Army, sports are about more than scoring touchdowns or getting a ball through a hoop. Youth athletic programs teach boys and girls valuable lessons about life.
Participants in organized athletic programs learn the meaning of integrity and fair play by being a part of a team and by competing against other teams. They learn there are rules to live by and consequences for breaking them. They learn how to win graciously, and how to lose without being defeated. They also learn that there are adults who care for them and who are willing to spend their time helping them to be better athletes and better people.
Young people can take these "lessons of the locker room" into their everyday lives and on into adulthood.