Why We Started
Both co-founders grew up playing sports in the community of Avenal. Although limited in resources we strongly believe competing in athletics kept us out of harms way. Avenal suffered from many social issues during our child hood such as gangs, and drug abuse. Upon a return to the community, we saw that athletics in the community was relatively non-existent, and the social issues in the community were at an all time high. As we saw a need in the community, we felt we can fill a void in the city of Avenal and the Responsible Athletes Program was how we were going to do just that. Beginning operations in 2009, we set out to create and provide Youth and adult Recreational sports programs. RAP has now established several youth leagues in sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer, and flag football for both youth and adults a like. We have currently established After-school programs and electronic sports programs to further expand our influence in the community and schools. As we have now solidified our presence in the community of Avenal, we feel that in the near future we can begin to offer these services to other communities and schools whom are looking to provide their youth and families with a brighter future and improve the quality of life. Through sports, we hope to offer an opportunity to do just that.