Family Life, Health

Pennington Family Foundation Leads Project to Improve Youth Sports

Baton Rouge residents are passionate about play, yet not all children in the parish have the opportunity to engage in sports and reap the benefits. To address this, the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation has partnered with the Aspen Institute to expand access to recreational activities for all children. “The children of Baton Rouge, no matter their socio-economic status, deserve a chance to play the games they want and the lifetime of benefits that come with participating,” says Lori J. Bertman, CEO of the Irene W. and C .B. Pennington Foundation. “Investing in youth sports benefits the entire region by lowering obesity, fostering inclusivity, and enhancing social and emotional well-being of all children.”

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