Throughout the 2017 season, Saint Paul Saints fans had the opportunity to participate in the Tennis Ball Toss, sponsored by Innovative Office Solutions at the end of every home game at the beautiful CHS Field. Following the game, hula hoops were set up behind first, second, third, and home base and a prize was awarded to the winner who was closest to the hoops. With thousands of participants this season, the Saints donated 50% of the proceeds to InSports for a second year!
We want to give a big thank you to the Saints Organization for donating $6,558.25 to help further our mission of helping kids get in the game and to Innovative for sponsoring the program! We look forward to using the funds to expand our InSports Day, Scholarship, and Team Sponsorship programs!
Next time you’re at a Saints game, don’t miss out on participating in the Innovative Tennis Ball Toss!
As the Edison Tommies geared up for their game against the Humboldt Hawks, they were not expecting the surprise that was waiting for them past the locker room doors.
Xavier Rhodes teamed up with InSports to surprise the Tommie's as a guest coach at their Friday night game and a $1,000 team scholarship! After being shown continuous support for his annual toy drive, Rhodes was impressed with this groups dedication to give back to the community and wanted to give back in a unique way!
We want to give a big thank you to the Edison Coaches and Teams for welcoming InSports to the Tommie family for the night!
Check out the full story! Beyond the Gridiron : Coach Rhodes
We are excited to announce that InSports Foundation has been named the 2018 Sports Legacy Fund Beneficiary! "The InSports Foundation represents everything the NASC supports to develop the next generation of young athletes," said Al Kidd, NASC President and CEO. "We could not have chosen a more deserving organization in the Minneapolis area.
The NASC is the annual meeting of the National Association of Sports Commissions, the non-profit association for the sports tourism industry in the United States. Hundreds of industry professionals and partners gather to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions and more. The Symposium features dozens of relevant education sessions, countless networking opportunities and business development appointments.
The NASC Sports Legacy Fund awards an annual grant to an organization in need in the host city for each year's Sports Event Symposium. Since 2009, over $90,000 has been donated to the beneficiaries in the host cities of the Symposium! InSports is honored to have been chosen as this years beneficiary and we look forward to carrying out our foundations mission of making a positive impact in the lives of kids in our community!
Interested in attending the symposium? Additional information can be found here!
Through our partnership with the Minnesota Lynx, InSports hosted the 2nd annual InSports Day at the Xcel Energy Center for 50 girls from all over Minnesota. Families were invited to join us for a goal setting session, hour clinic led by the Minnesota Basketball Academy, and the last game of the season vs the Washington Mystics!
During the goal setting session, girls attending the camp have the opportunity to sit down with an InSports leader and write down their goals in sports, with teammates, and for the school years. Participants are encouraged to share their goals with their friends, family, and teachers. Following the session girls attended the last Lynx game at the Xcel Energy Center before they move to their new Target Center home in October.
The hour clinic was lead by Troy with the Minnesota Basketball Academy who has experience working with kids of all ages and professional athletes. This clinic taught girls dribbling and shooting skills that could be used in their upcoming basketball clinic.
We would like to thank our volunteers, staff, MN Lynx, MN Basketball Academy, participants and their families for making this event a success!
We are proud to announce that Innovative Office Solutions, in partnership with the Minnesota Vikings are now accepting nominations for “In the Game” two-day town takeover for a third year! Tell us why your school has what it takes to be the Minnesota Football Program of the Year and your school could be presented the “In the Game” Award and recognized at the 2018 Minnesota Football Honors! In addition, the Vikings, InSports, Innovative and KFAN will takeover your town for unique experience that includes an InSports Day led by EJ Henderson, player and coaches interview with KFAN, community business luncheon, $10,000 check presentation to the winning high school program and more!
Once you’ve nominated a program, encourage community members to share photos and messages to social media using #InTheGame to promote your nomination. The winning program will be announced at the Vikings vs Bengals game on December 17th!
The impact made in past awarded communities has been amazing! We are excited to see who is selected for this honor this year! We encourage you to apply now at www.Vikings.com/InTheGame!
2016-17: Morris Community
2016-15: Caledonia Community
This summer the InSports Foundation partnered with 3 school districts to provide free sports camps for children! These camps provided athletic opportunities to young children to experience new and exciting sports that they may not have every played or had the chance to try! Along with sports, the camps also consisted of a goal setting where the kids had the chance to think about why goals are important and set goals for themselves for the camps and the rest of the summer. They also got to participate in a healthy eating session where they learned the importance of proper nutrition and eating a balance diet. At the end of each camp, the Children received a healthy snack pack or meal box to take home with them!
With the help of Active Solutions and Matter, the InSports Foundation was able to impact over 1,500 children this summer! This was an amazing and successful summer for our Foundation, and we can't wait to continue our work into the fall!
Summer is in full swing and we are kicking off the second session of the St. Paul Saints Baseball Camp this season! InSports teams up with the Saints each year to provide 9 athletes with a scholarship to attend the 3-day skills camp lead by the Saints manager and players.
Athletes ages 6-13 have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals through one-on-one and group instructions led by George Tsamis, current manager and former baseball player. The camp reinforces the fundamentals of hitting, catching, and throwing at CHS Field. Following the camp, athletes will get an exclusive q & a with the players , autograph session and two tickets to a baseball game where they will be presented on the field!