Two more community outings with #ProjectJumpRope
In the first half of June, Victory Sports participated in two events in the local Buffalo community. In response to Covid-19, we have been helping kids with jump ropes and activity cards to keep active and have fun in the absence of most usual summer activities at school, camps or just playing out with friends.
On Saturday June 6th, we took #ProjectJumpRope to the Black Farmers Market on the East Side of Buffalo. The market was a coming together of local growers and vendors with local organizations such as Buffalo Book Bike and of course Victory Sports giving out our jump ropes, soccer balls, basketballs and Project Play WNY activity cards. Our jump ropes were used to show unity and solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement as we all jumped rope in a relay for 8 minutes 46 seconds in honor of George Floyd #jumpropesforjustice
Four day later, Wednesday June 10th, Victory Sports activated a new partnership with FeedMore WNY by participating in their mobile food pantry at West Side Community Services on Vermont St in Buffalo’s West Side. We are delighted to have given away 100 goody bags containing our jump ropes and activity cards. The food pantry is an essential service in the community and we believe it is important to combine a physical health and wellness focus to the food parcels given away.
These events take us close to the 500 mark of ropes given away so we have plenty more to giveaway to reach our target of 2000. It was great to connect with two new partners and we will be back at both the Black Farmers Market and the FeedMore WNY mobile food pantry in the coming weeks.
As always, huge thanks to Ralph C. Wilson Jr Foundation and Project Play WNY for their support in enabling us to do our work in the community. Check out photos from both events in the media gallery below!