The Dade County Sports Foundation

“Never deny a child the opportunity to play.” — Dorothy Forman

The Dade County Sports Foundation (DCSF) is a 501C3 public charity established in 1999 that works to make recreational sports accessible to children of all backgrounds and circumstances.

Through athletic scholarships, we enable deserving children to participate in sports programs and camps throughout the year. Our most common scholarship allows the recipient to attend all 10 weeks of our full-day Summer Tennis Camp for free.

To date, we’ve awarded over $250,000 in scholarships. Every photo on this page is authentic, featuring our scholarship recipients playing sports, attending camp, and having a great time. With your help, we can continue to grant the lifelong gift of sports and recreation to underserved children in our community.

Dorothy Forman Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Jane Forman’s mother, the Dorothy Forman Scholarship Fund has contributed over $250,000 in athletic scholarships to deserving children, enabling them to participate in recreational sports programs throughout the year. Our most common scholarship, awarded to 15–20 kids each year, allows recipients to attend all 10 weeks of our full-day Summer Tennis Camp for free.

Through our partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Juvenile Justice System, recipients are carefully chosen by school administrators and Guardian ad Litems based on a variety of life circumstances. In general, these are less fortunate children in our community who would not have otherwise had such an opportunity.

Through another partnership, we offer scholarships to children in families served by Cancer Support Community Greater Miami (CSCGM). This includes children (and their siblings) with cancer in their pediatric oncology program, as well as the children of parents with a cancer diagnosis.

With the help of corporate sponsors and donors like you, we will continue to give the gift of sports and recreation to as many children as possible.

Sandy Teter Legacy Fund

The Sandy Teter Legacy Fund was established in 2014 in loving memory of Sandy Teter, whose selfless volunteer work at the Alper JCC left a lasting impact on our community. Sandy, a retired schoolteacher, spent ten years working around the clock to bring new members to the JCC through her coordination of the JCC’s tennis leagues. Tragically, she passed away in 2014 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

To honor Sandy’s legacy, DCSF has partnered with several nonprofits to host tennis tournaments and other special events, which benefit cancer research and cancer support programs.

Sandy Teter Invitational
Annual Fall tennis tournament, dinner, cocktails, and silent auction at Deering Bay Country Club. All proceeds benefit the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami (CSCGM), which provides education, counseling, and support for cancer victims and their families.

Sandy Teter’s Fight Against Cancer
Annual Spring tennis tournament and lunch at the Alper JCC. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Cancer Association (WCA) of UM, which funds cancer research.

Make a Donation

With a tax-deductible donation, you can help us grant the gift of sports and recreation to underserved children in the community. Any support is appreciated and no contribution is too small!

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Become a Sponsor

Why should you support DCSF?

Our mission is to provide recreational sports programs to underserved children of all ages, demographics, and abilities. Your sponsorship would help us grant the gift of summer camp to children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it. As a token of our appreciation, we’ll promote the sponsorship and broadcast your company’s generosity to thousands of people.

How would your company benefit?

An affiliation with DCSF will combine the strength of two brands, yours and Jane Forman Sports, by cross-promoting each other’s products and services through a variety of marketing arrangements, including but not limited to:

  • Co-branding on our website with a live link to your website.
  • Co-branded online campaigns (blog posts, emails, & social media)
  • Press release emailed to thousands of people announcing the sponsorship
  • Co-branded summer promotions, emailed weekly to campers & parents
  • Widely visible company banners at the Alper JCC Tennis Center

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