Sports Mom’s: $500 Giveaway For Families or Athletes

Posted on: December 30th, 2012 by Chris 27 Comments

Time is running out to enter our $500 giveaway.   The idea for the giveaway came about because of an 18 year young man in our neighborhood that has no foster care, no home and sleeps at his friends homes.  He has no financial support and is an amazing football player.  Our neighborhood is buying him the necessities, clothes, athletic shoes and more to get him by.  There are thousands of young athletes like him or families just struggling to keep kids in a sport they love.

Sports Mom wants to help one lucky family by offering a $500 giveaway.  It can help one or an entire family.  We will supply the giveaway winner with a $500 gift card or we are offering our savings services to stretch the  purchase of their needs to keep them in the sports they love.

If you are the family we are looking for or know a family in need, we want you to enter our giveaway!

First leave a comment below and tell us what you would use the money for.

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You will be able to nominate yourself or a friend.

Deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Noon CST.  One winner will be randomly selected and notified via email.  We encourage you to enter on Facebook and by subscribing to our newsletter for a greater chance to win.




  • Christy

    I would use it to get my daughters some gear for soccer! My oldest is on a new team (which I manage) and could use some gear for practice. My youngest is wanting to start playing and needs everything!

  • WilsonluvX5

    My girls are starting sports for the first time this Spring and this would really bless us. Merry Christmas!!!

  • Greta Anthony

    My son is fortunate enough to play select baseball, the sport of his dreams. It can be a very expensive sport to play. We would donate the $500 gift card to one of our local baseball associations with instructions to provide it to a family who’s child wants to play but they cannot afford to pay. Or, I would contact some of the coaches I know to see if they know of someone who wants to play but cannot afford to pay. Times are tough all around right now! I’m sure some child has had to forego playing baseball because his family could not afford it.

  • regina dushane

    This would help my daughters play tennis and dance in the new year. i would also use it to bless a few other kiddos who I know need it by providing the attire and lessons for the sport of their choice

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  • Gemma

    I am a stepmom of 3 and a mother of one. I would use the money to buy things off their Christmas lists like a baseball bat, softball bat, baseball cleats or softball cleats x2. Soccer cleats x3 and soccer socks for all. Thank you!

  • Trajea S.

    If I were to win the giveaway, I would use the money to help my mother-in-law. If there is one word that I could use to describe her, it would be generous. A few years ago she had to have a triple heart bypass and after the surgery, she was faced with a difficuly family decision, let her grandchildren go into foster care or take care of them because their parents are not able to. She chose to take care of them. This 50 something year old woman is now taking care of her 3 grandkids with no job and numerous health problems. She is the emiptomy of selfless. We were talking at the beginning of the month and she told me, I don’t know what I’m going to do about Christmas. My response to her was, “don’t worry about it, he (God) always makes a way”. She tries her best to get everything that the kids need and some of their wants. One of their wants is to participate in sports, but they aren’t able to because of their finances. So if I won the money I would give it to my mother-in-law to make Christmas happen for her grandchildren and to enroll them in sports. She deserves it, and they do too!!!

  • L.

    My niece is a single mom with two precious children. She works two jobs, one during the day, and the other is cleaning homes and businesses in off-hours. Extra-curricular activities for her son, 13, and daughter,10, are a struggle for her to afford. This very deserving family would be the beneficiaries of this contest without a doubt. I can’t think of a better Christmas gift than this!

  • j.

    Hi there, first of all I commend you all for all you are doing for the community. It is a wonderful and selfless act. I am a single mother and my son has played baseball for what seems a lifetime. He had always played rec. ball until he tryed out for a select team. I never knew the fees would be so high. I will try my best and not dissappoint. You gift would help greatly, if not with us with another family. God bless for all you do!

  • Susan Burchett

    I raised 3 children who were fortunate enough to experience many varieties of sporting activities from basketball, soccer, football, cheerleading, gymnastics, and dance. Now, I am raising my granddaughter who will be 7 years old in February. I have had her in dance classes for the past three years, however it has been a financial struggle as my husband is self employed and his business is not doing well. A $500 gift card would help to pay for ballet and tap shoes and other dance attire and more importantly would make it possible for me to allow her to try other sports that she has expressed an interest in participating in, like softball, soccer, gymnastics, or cheerleading. As it is, funding one activity is difficult for me, and I would love the opportunity to expose this energetic little girl to other sporting activities!

  • Patti Swearingen

    We fostered three teenage children (all siblings) for a year and introduced them to basketball and soccer. Now that they are back with their mom they want to continue in sports but there is no money for the things that need to be able to do it. This gift card would make it possible for them to stay in sports. I can’t even begin to tell you how this would bless them.

  • Shelia Harmon

    Awesome idea!! My son is visually impaired and has many district provided adaptations to keep him in general education classes. He has been given the gift of athletic ability and we have been blessed with not only a left-handed pitcher but a basketballl and football player. He plays for his school as well as rec leagues and this past summer played with the All Star team, I am a full time student and somehow manage to supply him with all the various sporting equipment he needs. $500 would be a blessing to not only us but he would love to purchase some sporting equipment for less fortunate children. His dream is to be a member of a MLB team when he grows up, not to be rich and famous but to be the next Lefty Lefty and have a charitable organization of his own.

  • Leah

    Having an extra $500 would help our family tremendously! We would use the money to put towards a new car that will be much more fuel efficient and safer for my beautiful 18 month old daughter and I.

  • Kelly Wilson Rodriguez

    As a single mom living on one income, I try to provide my daughter with as much as I can, of course overlooking myself at all times, but it’s worth it to see her happy. After having to spend $1600 over the last 2 months to repair my car (auto shop was nice enough to let me make split payments which took up literally 4 whole paychecks of mine) Christmas is going to be very hard on us this year, if there is much of one. With little help from her father, and working two jobs, paying for her schooling needs, dance classes (costumes & shoes), bills and even gas has been tough. If I was blessed with this $500 gift card, it would make our Christmas so much happier. Although my daughter knows we always maintain a tight budget and is always in the best spirits no matter if she gets one gift or more, I know this would make her holidays that much more special. It would also help me to pay for her dance costume fees which are also due in January, which is not a very good time with the holidays. Thank you for this opportunity and I wish everyone the best of luck! God bless and Merry Christmas to you all!

  • Tana Jallad

    Soccer gear for my son’s soccer team.

  • Mary Morgan

    My step-daughter is trying to get onto the high school softball team. She moved in with us 6 months ago making our constant household of 5 a household of 6 and our already small stretched budget even more so, however, we are so blessed and happy to have her with us and would love to be able to get her the equipment she needs to practice more to get onto the team and maybe to help us to make it to the out of town games.

  • Priscilla Palomin

    we would use the money to buy the kids new clothes for the year.

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  • Oanh

    I would love to use it to get my son into Karate lessons to help him be more disciplined and focused.

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  • Goldenarrow

    I work at a high school and know of an amazing athlete here at our school and his family of 6 is really struggling right now and I know they could use this blessing to help keep him involved in the sport he loves, football.

  • Coach Martinez

    I would like to nominate Quan Beasley, whom is a football player he is in the 9th grade, his family moved from the Austin area this past summer. They are going through some hard times, the family had two vehicles one broke down the other got repossed by the dealership. Quan’s dad lost his job in Irving because he did not have a way to get to work, they are behind on rent at their apartment complex, and are close to being evicted from the apartments. Quan’s dad wrote me a nice letter, we helped as much as we could here at school, they were able to get their electricity back, which had been cut off. In spite of the adversity the family is going through Quan has still managed to maintain 5 A’s and 2 B’s on his report card for the 3rd six week grading period.

  • Gail W

    I would like to use the prize money for my amazing kids. My daughter has been dancing for 7 years and dreams of being a professional dancer. Her costumes for the year are going to cost us $200. My son has been in Taekwon Do for 5 1/2 years. He earned his black belt at the age of ten. Besides his own classes he volunteers at his Taekwon Do studio teaching 6 & 7 year olds. He will be trying for his 2nd degree black belt this summer and he needs new sparring gear. My kids have a love and passion for their respective sports that I only dreamed of when I was a child. My husband had to close his business a few years ago and is now an amazing High school teacher. We homeschool our kids to provide them a safe and loving environment to learn in. This doesn’t allow me time to work and help pay for all the extras they need for their sports. This prize would allow us to bless our kids the way we feel they deserve. Thank you!

  • melissa mcghghy

    I would use i the money to help the kids next football season who meed alittle extra help tl be on the team. I think ever y kid should have a chance tl play. And some parents can’t afford it. Go mesquite tx peewee buccs

  • Kim Anderson

    I would use it to get my boys into soccer next year. I’ve always wanted them to be in sports but the gear that is needed is not affordable for us. This will help us a lot.

  • Leslie

    My husband and I have four children of our own and will be opening our home to two foster children. It is a stuggle with one income. If we got the $500 we would by our daughter some needed basketball shoes (approx. $150 for two pair from Nike outlet), some basketball workout clothes (approx. $60), 3 months membership to the local recreation center so she can practice and workout her basketball skills with other kids (approx $60), pay for her be recruited account so college coaches can kee up with her (approx. $75), and also pay for the family to go to a couple of the games (approx. $50). Only one adult goes at a time. It would cost us $48 a week if the whole family went. Her siblings love to see her play. I would also pay for a few lessons from a persona trainer to help boost her confidence and skills (approx. $80 for four sessions).

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