MONTEREY, Calif. November 21, 2019 – RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS) announced last week their contribution of $2,500 to the Youth Sports Alliance to support a cause close to their company.
Established in 2002 as a legacy to the Winter Olympic Games, the Youth Sports Alliance spearheads a community-wide effort to encourage first through ninth graders’ participation in sport programs through competitive sport teams and after-school programs.
YSA programs aim to keep kids active and engaged, and away from their screens, while promoting good sportsmanship and healthy lifestyles through participation, education, and competition, the alliance says. On a more personal level, the alliance supports its mission by fostering confidence and self-esteem in youths, demonstrating the lifelong benefits of fitness to participants, and learning the true meaning of S.P.O.R.T., the organization’s core values: Sportsmanship, Perseverance, Optimism, Respect, and Teamwork.
The efforts of the YSA’s Park City, Utah, chapter contribute to a cause close to RPCS. The company became involved through longtime RPCS Sales Director Jay Miles, whose daughter Hadley was enrolled in a winter sports program while undergoing treatment for Leukemia.
“Thank you, RPCS, for supporting YSA,” says Jay. “Hadley’s figure skating club coaches and teammates were invaluable in helping Hadley battle her cancer diagnosis last year. From visiting in the hospital, cutting and donating hair to organizations that help make wigs for cancer patients, raising money, and general support helped keep my daughter’s fighting spirit alive. When facing a health scare like we have, you realize sport is much more than competition. Sport is about living healthy, providing a support system and friendship, and YSA is helping kids get involved in the early formidable years for our community youth.”
Figure skating, through resources provided by YSA, became an important outlet for Hadley.
“I am so grateful for the support my coaches and teammates have given me while in treatment,” says Hadley. “When I was too sick to skate, they would call or visit. When I was well enough to visit the rink, my club gave me an outlet to forget about all the hospital visits and chemo treatments. It was the escape I needed and made the time go by easier.”
To learn more about how you can contribute to the Youth Sports Alliance, please visit www.ysaparkcity.org