Research has shown that participation in athletic programs has both short-term and long-term benefits on an child’s life. The Edwin J. Wadas Foundation is committed to funding programs that teach those life skills to youth ages 5-18.
Our mission is to enhance experiences for youths ages 5-18 who participate in athletics in Oneida and Herkimer Counties by providing financial resources to qualified organizations and educational scholarships to participants.
Research shows that 70% of kids drop out
of organized athletics by age 13.
Most kids start participating in sports at an early age. As they continue to age, participation in organized sports declines. Some children drop out due to financial or time constraints, but many stop playing because it stops being fun. When they quit, they lose the opportunity to experience the many physical, social and developmental benefits that are gained by participation in youth sports. Our Foundation aims to keep the joy in youth athletics so children can enjoy the lifelong benefits of sports.
The Edwin J. Wadas Foundation is proud to support youth athletic programs in municipalities, non profits, and schools located in Oneida and Herkimer Counties. To partner with us and encourage the youth in your community to stay active while learning life-long skills, call us at 315-982-9003.