TUFF works to increase participation in sports by donating uniforms, gear, and equipment tocommunities and teams in need. Not only does this reduce participation fees and allow parents to let their children play, it encourages other youth athletes to begin playing as a result of safer and newer equipment.
We believe the simple act of providing new uniforms, gear, and equipment is impactful in itself. New uniforms, gear, and equipment not only elicit excitement and joy, but provide the confidence and inspiration young athletes needed to fueltheir work ethic. Working harder in the respective sport increases chances of success and reduces chances of quitting, and additionally has a ripple effect that encourages student-athletes to be better in other areassuch as school.
In addition to providing uniforms, gear, and equipment, TUFF aspires to help young athletes whocome from low-income areas or households by offering mentorship, inspiration, and motivation. At everyuniform donation we have a “TUFF talk,” where a very successful athlete or professional speaks to the youth athletes, and conveys how they were able to overcome adversity in their lives and ultimatelybecome successful.