This is the season when we are reminded that it is better to give than receive.  A bunch of young athletes hope that’s true and that you'll give them the gift of opportunity.

SOZO sports recently announced the Adopt-An-Athlete program with money raised providing for scholarships for players and grants for teams and leagues to buy new equipment and participate in coaching and referee clinics.

The cost to Adopt-An-Athlete is $250 and SOZO’s goal is to get 1,000 athletes sponsored by the end of the year.

If you would like to help keep kids active and in the game, donations for Adopt-An-Athlete can be made online at or by check made out to SOZO Sports of Central Washington mailed to the SOZO office at 1200 Chesterley Dr, Suite 240, Yakima, WA 98903