September 29, 2016


Companion Athletics

Mission Statement:

Creating athletic programs that encourage solidarity, and instill great values that help us understand how we are all inextricably connected through.


One of the biggest needs in our community is engaging youth in athletic programs that bolster leadership, rather than only focusing skill development and training in fundamentals. Furthermore, our youth are taught the important facets of the game. Companion Athletics programs are exclusively offered through a mission-aligned structure. The league runs for 3 months and will significantly help young basketball players improve their individual skill set, understand the game at a more complex level, and be better prepared for their next season of league competition.


The impressive number of youth participants speaks in many ways to
what Companion Athletics is about. It also shows the eagerness of our
youth and the excellence of our program facilitators and coaches. We
go far beyond rhetoric by impacting lives in a more pragmatic manner.
It is also emblematic of the confidence our supporters have in
Companion Athletics, its leaders and programs. Our plan is to create
young leaders who will lift their community by giving back, and
becoming stewards who are role models to their peers.


Many intertwined factors deeply ingrained in Companion Athletics
influence youth development: the program’s reputation, volunteer
engagement, and how our unique story is heard and supported by our
constituents. Our vision, quite simply, is to be one of the best youth
programs that meets all of its measurable outcomes. Your support has
an enormous impact on achieving that.

Your support will help make our vision a reality. Factors that lead to
constraints faced by youth in our communities are on the raise.
Furthermore, our youth are the leading demographic at the King County
Juvenile Center, and many parents aren’t aware of the “Diversion”
program that can help their children from having a record or being
convicted. These are among the many stories that show the “why” and
the “what for” of youth programming, and they are always far more
compelling and more important than the “how much.”