Connect with The Libertore Fund for Children in Central Florida and the Florida Suncoast to improve at-risk children’s quality of life with the tools they need to succeed.   

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The 5th Annual SuperStar Sports Party

Join The Libertore Fund For Children in making an impact on underprivileged and at-risk kids while casually enjoying a fun-filled night of music, dancing, food & drinks. Enjoy live music from The Big Chill, an open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. Have fun making bids on incredible sports memorabilia, game-day experiences, and locally sponsored prizes.

The SuperStar Sports Party proceeds go to the Larry Libertore Youth Sports Scholarship program to provide scholarships to underprivileged youth, ages 11-18, with the opportunity to participate in sports leagues or camps that would be otherwise unattainable. 

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022

Where: 34 Club at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2201 Lakeland Hills. Blvd., Lakeland, FL  33805

Time: 7:00-10:00 P.M.

Attire: Casual...Team Colors Encouraged

Since the inception of this scholarship in 2019, with the help of our donors and sponsors, we have awarded scholarships to 41 young aspiring athletes that would not have been able to participate in sports camps and leagues due to financial restraints. Our goal for 2022 is to raise $50,000 to give 41 more student-athletes a scholarship! 

This scholarship program is in honor of Larry Libertore, a Gator Great. He had the fighting spirit to thrive in a sport where he was seen as an underdog. He went on to become a star athlete for the University of Florida at only 5'8" tall and 138 pounds, holding the record for the most rushing yards until Tim Tebow broke his record. Larry believed that every child has the potential to succeed if provided the opportunity and that sports can be the conduit to successful adulthood. But, for so many children, sports are beyond their reach due to financial constraints and that is why we are asking for your support to reach this attainable goal.

Get Ready to Connect, Collaborate, Come Together

Noon to Noon, April 26 - 27, 2022

The Giving Challenge is an exciting 24-hour online giving event. We've accepted the challenge in recent years and we're excited the challenge is back in 2022! The Libertore Fund For Children will connect with 700+ nonprofit organizations, during this full day of giving, with passionate donors and community members to support diverse causes and create enduring impact in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. We hope you'll join us in the challenge by joining together and making a charitable donation to our kids!

Since 2012, the Giving Challenge has acted as a catalyst for connection and provided more than $59 million in unrestricted funding over seven challenges. During the 2020 Giving Challenge, in a time of unprecedented need, our community reached out with a remarkable outpouring of support, raising $19.1 million in just 24 hours. We can't wait to see how you'll help us rise to the challenge!

The Giving Challenge is hosted by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation.

Keep up with the latest on social media with #GivingChallenge2022 and #BeTheOne

Why are sports an important influence for developing young minds?

Top 4 Reasons Youth Need Sports

  1. Improved Physical Health- build a foundation of good exercise habits for the future.
  2. Athletes Accelerate in Academics- being involved in sports can not only help cognitive performance but also lead to improved academic functioning.
  3. Mental Health Benefits- adolescents in sports, tend to understand themselves better and are best able to set limits and boundaries when considering children’s overall social and emotional experience.
  4. Nothing worthwhile in life comes easily- Learning to work hard in sports and tolerate the natural ups and downs of athletics, can support the development of grit.
Source: Four Reason Why Sports Team Sports Are a Win-win for Teens

The Libertore Fund for Children provides grants and resources to other non-profit agencies that share our goal of giving hope and help to at-risk, disadvantaged children, ages 0-18.

Every dollar donated is an investment in a child and that makes investing your dollars wisely a top priority. We do the research to assess program effectiveness, cost-efficiency, transparency, and the need for funding to ensure a lasting impact.

Our areas of impact are:

  • Child Abuse
  • Foster Care & Adoption
  • Child Therapy
  • Child hunger
  • Trafficking
  • Shelter for homeless mothers and children
  • Early literacy & readiness

Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of at-risk children, eliminating barriers to their success so they can realize a brighter future. We know from research that disadvantaged youth face barriers to success that can have serious negative outcomes. With intervention and prevention, they can become productive members of our society. We invite you to partner with us to change the lives of our most vulnerable children.

The Yearly State of Our Children in Florida
  • 19,000 children are in the foster care system
  • 600 children are waiting to be adopted
  • Over 34,000 children are victims of child abuse or neglect
  • 1,750 children are victims of human trafficking
  • 40% of kindergartners are not ready for K
  • 91,068 school-aged children are homeless
  • 1 in 6 kids do not know where they will get their next meal
Together We Can Make A DifferenceContact Lana Swartzwelder today to partner with us! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (844)329-4434 

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The Libertore Fund For Children
P.O. Box 5415
Lakeland, FL 33807

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