about us

our mission

Our mission is to improve lives by empowering the sports community to give back to those in need.

our goals

  • Develop relationships and foster collaboration among players, coaches, programs, and officials to work together to accomplish their goals and strengthen their organizations.

  • Support and facilitate charitable initiatives through financial and logistical assistance and empower participants to use their skills both on and off the playing field to improve society.

  • Provide direct assistance to those in need both within and outside the sports community.

  • Provide new and exciting ways for people to stay involved in athletics.

our story

Inspired by the selflessness he saw in others in the sports world, Jeff, now a youth hockey coach in New Jersey, looked for ways to harness that love of hockey, and all sports, to make a difference in the world. More importantly, he wanted to spark his own chain reaction; one that would encourage everyone to find a way to “pay it forward.”

Returning to his roots, Jeff enlisted the help of a few of his former youth hockey teammates, all of whom had stayed active in the community. As the group began to share ideas, the framework for the Play it Forward Foundation quickly began to emerge.

Building off of Jeff’s original concept, the Play it Forward Foundation serves as a catalyst for change in the sports community. In addition to providing direct assistance to those we can, we work to encourage everyone to use their love of sports to make a difference in the world.

At the heart of our program we believe that the true power of sports is in the strength and camaraderie of the people who play, so we are encouraging everyone within the sports community to get involved, and join us in helping to “play” it forward.

Play It Forward Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Tax Exempt ID: 47-2435781