"Leveling the playing field for our area's youth"

Support Local Families

Every penny you give helps families in need of financial assistance for their children to participate in youth athletic programs.

Consider donating your time to a good cause and to your community.

6 out of 10 children participate in extracurricular activities.

Your support benefits their health & well-being.

Our Vision

Many school districts are forced to adopt a "pay to participate" model for school athletic programs. Families that cannot afford to pay this fee can work directly with the athletic directors of local area school districts, who are in contact with the Upstate Sports Charities Board of Directors. The support from the Upstate Sports Charities will encourage and promote the health and well-being of children through youth athletics.

Youth Baseball Catcher

Other Programs

Stay tuned for updates on an exciting initiative called "Get-on-the-Ball"

Youth Football Huddle

Top 10 Benefits of Participating in Sports Activities

  • Physical Development
  • Weight Control
  • Improves Endurance
  • Builds Character
  • Boosts Self-Esteem
  • Strengthens Perseverance
  • Develops Teamwork Skills
  • Teaches Discipline
  • Promotes Healthy Competition
  • Provides Guidance

Top 5 Most Expensive Sports

  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Field Hockey

Upstate Sports Charities (USC) provides Families and/Sporting Organizations in Upstate New York in need of financial assistance so their children can participate in youth athletic programs, while simultaneously promoting healthy eating and exercise habits.

Our Board

Eric Bjornland

Peter Carchedi

Anthony Carlo

Christopher Conley

Michael Conley

Bruce Davis

Crystal Hein

David Ronan

Jack Spaeth

Denis Vella

Steve Ventura


Help Support Local Children

57% of children between 6 and 17 years old participate in at least one after-school extracurricular activity, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.


Consider donating your time to a good cause and to your community.