Leading sports complex creates slew of innovative solution-oriented programs to ease load on parents, coaches and kids; program includes fundraising, travel assistance, on-field food delivery, among others.LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Apr. 26, 2013) – More than 35 million kids participate in youth sports across America each year and that often means traveling to out-of-state tournaments, which can be a logistical nightmare for many parents, coaches and team moms. Some companies are beginning to tackle the problem and nowhere is that more evident than at Walt Disney World Resort where ESPN Wide World of Sports is creating innovative solution-oriented initiatives and programs for young athletes, parents, team moms and coaches that are making youth sports travel easier for the millions of kids nationwide and beyond who are competing in soccer, volleyball, baseball, cheerleading, etc. Here are just a few examples: 1) Fundraising assistance
- Dream Team Donation Program – Teams are given the opportunity to raffle off a Disney vacation as well as keep 75% of proceeds from raffle ticket sales.
- Teams have the opportunity to sell ESPN The Magazine subscriptions and keep 75% of all profits.
- Rebate program with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent A Car which allows a team to earn fundraising dollars by gaining 5% of every rental car purchase through the team’s fundraiser site.