The American Cancer Society's youth sports fundraising program focuses on six major team sports including basketball, football, baseball, softball, soccer, and volleyball. For sports officials, we also offer our Officials vs. Cancer fundraising program.
In 2019, the American Cancer Society and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) teamed up to promote awareness and raise funds for cancer research with the Hope At Bat program. Hope At Bat educates fans about the importance of a healthy lifestyle by eating right, staying active, sun safety, and avoiding tobacco products.
Team up with the American Cancer Society and the National Football League (NFL) by hosting a Youth Crucial Catch game. Crucial Catch is a joint initiative that aims to help more people catch cancer early, when it may be easier to treat, and addresses the unequal burden of cancer in historically marginalized communities.
While Officials vs. Cancer began their support of the American Cancer Society in 2008 as part of a partnership with the International Association of Basketball Coaches, this program can be implemented with any sport. Each participating sports official who makes a donation receives a special pink whistle to use during the game of their choice. Funds raised support our general research and patient support programs.
Hockey Fights Cancer™ is a joint initiative between the NHL and NHLPA that unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families. Youth hockey teams can join the Hockey Fights Cancer team through HFC Assist. This initiative allows youth and local hockey teams across the country to fundraise and support the American Cancer Society just like their favorite NHL teams and players. Teams can even earn exclusive rewards by fundraising under the Hockey Fights Cancer campaign!
Partnership with the American Cancer Society provides much-needed support for our research and patient support programs. There are lots of ways you can partner with our youth sports activations.
Each youth sport has its own season, so there are opportunities for year-round engagement.
Youth sports also offer the opportunity forsponsorship opportunities at the local, regional,and national levels.
For information on other sports programs or for media inquiries, call 1-800-227-2345.