State of Play Western New York

January 1, 2019

To inform Aspen’s work across this 8-county region, we engaged the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to create a local taskforce of youth sports practitioners and leaders who provided insights, expertise and feedback throughout the research process.

The following report represents thousands of local voices—young and old across the region—gathered through interviews, roundtables, focus groups and online surveys. When asked the question, what grade would you give Western New York in getting kids active though sports, surveyed stakeholders gave the region an average grade of C+. We can do better!

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