Sports Make People Better
Sports level the playing field. They unveil our determination, perseverance and heart, pushing us to our limits, striving to be the best that we can be.
But we can’t play alone. Sports surround us with teammates, captains, coaches, teaching us teamwork, compassion, and how to express sportsmanship.
That’s why we believe sports make better humans, and deliver interactions to deepen our compassion for others. Through sport, we find our own humanity and perhaps, a new perspective. Volo's mission is to create the opportunity for a fulfilled life through genuine communities and access to activity.
We strive to live out our mission through the Volo Kids Foundation. Originally founded in 2015 as a response to Freddie Grey’s arrest and
murder in Baltimore, MD, The Volo Kids Foundation was created to provide more kids the opportunity to access play, who often wouldn’t have access to such programs.
Today, the foundation provides free youth sports programming in various cities around the country where we use play to build communities of active, resilient and confident kids. In 2019, we supported over 12,800 kids, and we hope to grow that number to 50,000 in the next five years.
The unique relationship between Volo and The Volo Kids Foundation creates a synergistic effect. As more players sign up to play in our adult programs, we can fund more youth programs. Those who volunteer with the foundation get to play for free in our adult programs, allowing for each organization to benefit from the other.