Our work at Drug Free Sport International involved educating and interacting with the future leaders of society. A recent study showed that 95% of Fortune 500 CEOs played a sport at some point in their life. We balance our mission of ensuring fair and safe sport with a commitment to the communities that we serve, by using our skills, resources, and time for a greater good. We have been proud sponsors of many collegiate sports medicine conferences, the NAIA National Convention, the Kansas City Sports Commission, the Partnership for Clean CompetitionWomen’s Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC), Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly NACWAA), the Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, and The First Tee of Greater Kansas City, to name some.

Here are a few examples of our recent outreach:

Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5K

Shatterproof is a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the devastation that addiction causes families, and shattering the stigma of addiction. In support of this effort that shares a similar spirit as our organization, Drug Free Sport has created a team to participate in the Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5K - Kansas City events in recent years, and covered the registration fees of participating employees.

Westside (Kansas City) Community Action Network Back To School Rally

Drug Free Sport is a member of one of Kansas City’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, the “Westside”. For the past decade, we have supported the area’s annual “Back to School Rally” by working with a neighboring community non-for-profit organization (Westside Community Action Network) to distribute student backpacks to families in need, along with purchasing pad locks for student lockers. Our crew of volunteers works alongside the Kansas City Police Department to contribute to our neighborhood, our city, and youth development.

Youth Development – Speaking Engagements

Many former high-level athletes have successfully transitioned into sport business executives within our company. With that, our staff members are in a unique position to speak on how someone can develop a career in and around the sports industry. We use this experience to engage with student groups and on panels surrounding topics such as this, including a “Careers in Sports” panel with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.

Major League Baseball’s Reviving Baseball in the Inner City (R.B.I.) Program

Going beyond our financial support of the Boys and Girls Club of Kansas City (our CEO is also a member of their Board of Directors), Drug Free Sport team members have taken an additional step toward supporting the young players of the game of summer. On weekend mornings during warm weather months, you’ll find Drug Free Sport team members on baseball fields coaching and cheering on R.B.I. players in Kansas City’s urban core.