Sabers vie for share of responsible sports grant


August 14, 2012

For fifteen youth sports organizations demonstrating their commitment to responsibility on and off the field, Liberty Mutual Insurance will soon make a very memorable contribution, in the amount of a $2,500 Responsible Sports™ Community Grant and the South Side Sabers Youth Football and Cheer Organization is hoping to be one of them.

"The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program targets many of the issues we see happening at youth sporting events by shining a positive light on what it means to be a responsible coach and a responsible sports-parent. Beyond that, Liberty Mutual Insurance is making a significant financial contribution to support the efforts of local organizations like The South Side Sabers," said Greg Gordon vice president of Consumer Marketing at Liberty Mutual Insurance.

"The Responsible Sports program, including the Community Grants, comes at a crucial time for communities like ours. Like other communities across the U.S., our own youth sports programs are under pressure from increasing numbers of participants, limited volunteer activity and mounting program management and administration costs."

The South Side Sabers Youth Football & Cheer Organization has registered for the Responsible Sports program. They are encouraging individual community members to complete one of the self-paced online courses (Responsible Coaching and Responsible Sport Parenting) and take a 10-question review quiz.

Every completed quiz is worth one point. The organizations that earn the most points at the end of the grant period, in this case September 1 through November 30, in each of the three divisions will earn one of the 15 grants.

Youth sports organizations (club programs, park and recreation departments, etc.) are competing for one of 10 $2,500 grants in two divisions, large and small, based upon the number of players. And five school athletic programs will earn a $2,500 grant, for a total of 15 Responsible Sports Community Grants to be awarded this fall. The more people each registered organization gets to complete the courses, the greater its chances of winning.

Complete details on the grants as well as the qualifying self-paced courses are available through the official program website at To support the South Side Sabers, visit

For more information on Liberty Mutual's Responsible Sports™ program, visit


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