On Nov. 3, 2019, 120 Western New York youth sports coaches were honored after being named to the first-ever Project Play WNY Coaches Honor Roll.
One of Project Play WNY’s focus areas is to Train All Coaches. Coaching kids goes beyond simply winning games – it is also critical to develop each athlete. By knowing every athlete’s story, establishing a supportive team culture, that celebrates effort, focuses on skills that matter, teaches athletes the important of being a role model, being coachable, and joining forces, coaches create a safe and supportive environment for the young athletes they serve.
Coaches who exemplify these qualities were nominated by representatives of local youth sports organizations in a community-wide process. The Project Play WNY Train All Coaches Working Group sorted through the many nominations and selected the honor roll coaches, who received two tickets to watch the Nov. 3 Bills vs. Washington Redskins game from the Business Class Suite at New Era Field. Coaches heard from many notable coaches
Project Play WNY is a collective impact initiative funded by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The initiative includes 87 individuals who are focused on ensuring all WNY kids have the opportunity to be active through sport. For more information, visit projectplaywny.org.