• Tom Johnson

Why GoodSports? Because Andy.

Updated: Dec 25, 2019

We grew up in the U.S. where a variety of after-school options were available for aspiring athletes and artists.   Each neighborhood had a community center, a boys and girls club, YMCA/YWCA and a number of church sponsored programs available, usually for minimal cost, if not free.  Parents in every country want what's best for their children, but in Slovakia, as in many former communist countries, options like this don't exist.  GoodSports is working to meet the need.

photo of andy a youth in GoodSports

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This is Andy:

His father left the family shortly after he was born because of drug addiction.  He’s had multiple stints in jail for drug-related issues.  And if that wasn’t bad enough, his uncle killed Andy’s grandfather while on drugs.  Andy's mom has raised him as a single parent and is grateful for the opportunity GoodSports provides her son.  Andy has developed a serious talent for baseball to the point where he plays at the top level for a local baseball club in addition to participating in the GS after-school program.

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