Programs & Services

Play it Forward

Faces and Stories

Saamir Baker

“You guys have changed my life for the betterment of myself. I don’t know where I would be without ultimate, and as an extension, I don’t know where I would be without you guys. So, I appreciate it so much and thank you for giving me access to play this amazing sport. I hope to one day be able to donate to Play It Forward.”

June Rapisura

“Having the opportunity to try out for this team means the whole world to me because this is one of the reasons why I work so hard — to reach a position where I can showcase my skills, talent and heart that I play with.”

J’Lynn Matthews

“Ultimate was my first sport. I love ultimate! I can’t imagine myself not playing anymore. Every time I get on that field, I feel like I’m on vacation, like it’s an escape. I just love talking about it and playing it so much. That’s why I continue to do it in college.”

“Ultimate is a beautiful sport, and if we want more kids to have access to it, we need to knock down those barriers to entry. Play It Forward is an amazing piece to that puzzle.”

–Chris Lehmann, Founding Principal/Head Coach; Science Leadership Academy

Program Contact

Name Position
Leah Dolan-Kelley Manager, Community Development & H.R.



Application for youth players or their coaches to submit for Play it Forward memberships.

En Español

Entregue todos los materiales de solicitud al menos una semana antes del día en que se requiere la membresía.


Sample school-provided letter to confirm Free and Reduced Price Lunch eligibility for Play it Forward applicants.

Last Modified: 2020-10-27 19:06:47

Sample coach recommendation letter in support of Play it Forward applications.

Last Modified: 2020-10-28 20:42:57
En Español

Ejemplo de carta de recomendación del entrenador en apoyo de las aplicaciones Play it Forward.

Last Modified: 2020-10-28 20:41:54