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Liberty Mutual Insurance to Provide Funding for Youth Sports Teams Demonstrating Commitment To Responsibility

Posted on 23 Mar 11

After another long winter, all across the country youth sports coaches and parents are preparing for the first practices of the spring sports season.  To mark this exciting time of year for young athletes, Liberty Mutual Insurance is launching its 2011 Responsible Sports campaign with the opening of the spring grant program, featuring $65,000 in funding for teams and schools.  Organizations can register for the grant program and recruit community support at .

Responsible Sports is a community-based initiative developed by Liberty Mutual in partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance and several national youth sports governing bodies.  For the past four years, Responsible Sports, through these strategic partnerships and numerous outreach programs, has become a leader in providing resources, tools, tips and advice to youth sports coaches and parents.

"The beginning of a new sports season is the opportune time to shine a light on the positive life lessons learned on our fields, courts and rinks every day," said Greg Gordon, Liberty Mutual senior vice president, Consumer Marketing.  "Through the Responsible Sports grant program – which rewards organizations that embrace and promote responsibility among players, coaches and parents – we will celebrate the schools, teams and communities that are doing the right thing to help children get the most out of their youth sports experiences."

Spring 2011 Community Grant Program

Through its Responsible Sports community grant program, Liberty Mutual is helping leagues and teams alleviate budget concerns, so they can continue to provide an invaluable educational and healthy competitive environment for kids.  Now through May 31, organizations, teams and schools can work toward earning one of 20 Responsible Sports grants by rallying their communities to complete the short curriculum for parents and coaches at 

A total of $65,000 in Responsible Sports grants will be awarded to youth sports organizations in large and small divisions ($2,500) and schools ($5,000).  Liberty Mutual already has provided more than $400,000 in Responsible Sports grants to more than 100 youth sports organizations, teams and schools since 2007.

About Responsible Sports

Liberty Mutual founded the Responsible Sports program as a means to celebrate the positive impact that every day, responsible actions can have on our youth. As a responsible insurance company, Liberty Mutual believes that youth sport coaching and youth sport parenting are clear examples of how people can unite to promote the fundamental ideals of community.

Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports is a community-based program providing resources, tools, tips and advice for volunteer youth sport coaches and sport parents. The Responsible Sports program offers parents and coaches constructive tips, expert advice and practical examples to help create a positive sports environment for children. To access the Responsible Sports resources, see previous Responsible Sports grant winners, and register your league or school for the Responsible Sports grant program, visit  

The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program also is presented in partnership with the American Softball Association, US Youth Soccer, USA Hockey, USA Wrestling and the American Youth Soccer Organization. Teams or organizations representing any youth sport are eligible for a Responsible Sports grant.