Bobcats Sports League
6842 Westcott Drive
Richmond VA 23225-2322
Mission Statement
Bobcat Sports League encourages and teaches underserved, multicultural youth ages 4 to 15, about healthy lifestyles, as well as life skills, through sports activities and other programs.  The Bobcat Sports League serves to deter childhood obesity, smoking, drugs, gang membership and violence.
 
 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. William Fleming
Board Chair Dr. William Fleming
Board Chair Company Affiliation Richmond Orthopedics
Contact Information
Address 6842 Westcott Drive
Richmond, VA 232252322
Telephone 804 323-9864
Fax 804 225-0962
E-mail Bobcatsportsrva@gmail.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2009
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $10,840.00
Projected Expenses $10,840.00
Additional Documents
Solicitation permit has been applied for and is pending.
Statements
Mission
Bobcat Sports League encourages and teaches underserved, multicultural youth ages 4 to 15, about healthy lifestyles, as well as life skills, through sports activities and other programs.  The Bobcat Sports League serves to deter childhood obesity, smoking, drugs, gang membership and violence.
 
 
Impact
Last season over 125 children, mainly from Richmond's underserved Southside neighborhoods, were enrolled in the Bobcat Sports League. In addition to our soccer league, which plays spring and fall, we have a licensed nutritionist who meets with the children and parents on the purchase and preparation of healthy foods.
 
The Bobcat Sports League looks for opportunities to expose the children to experiences beyond their neighborhoods that encourages them to think more broadly about their community.  Programs focused on ecology, animals and recycling are part of this effort.  We run the Re-Use Thrift Store to help support the programs. 
 
 In looking ahead our goals for the coming year are to:
  1. Increase the number of children enrolled in the Bobcats;
  2. Improve the metrics around the program through pre-and post-testing and surveys;
  3. Increase the weekend food supplement program;
  4. Rent or purchase a van to assist with transportation of the participants to games and other programs/activities;
  5. Hire a part-time administrator to help manage the program.
Needs
  1. Hire a part-time staff person to help with the administrative duties, which grows exponentially each season (currently, it is all voluntary). This includes registrations, game and supplemental program scheduling, communication with parents, scholarship management, etc.  ($20,000);
  2. Hire professional coaches to instruct the youth and to train the volunteer coaches. The volunteer coaches are committed and would welcome the advice and counseling from professional coaches to boost the quality of the experience for themselves and the participants ($2,000);
  3. Purchase equipment and uniforms for the players ($1,700);
  4. Scholarships for children unable to pay the registration fees and for families with multiple children participating ($1,500).
Background Concerned about the rise in childhood obesity and increasing crime in poorer neighborhoods, the Bobcat Sports League was formed in 2009 by Dr. William Fleming and his wife, Robyn Parsons, as a way to engage the youth in underserved areas on Richmond's Southside to lead a healthier lifestyle. The founders chose soccer as the primary program to draw in the children and youth, along with their parents and formed a soccer league. Other programs to educate the families about healthy lifestyles and the environment grew over the years.  While most concerned with the underserved and economically disadvantaged, the Bobcat Soccer League is open to everyone.  
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Richmond, City
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. William Fleming
Company Affiliation Richmond Orthopedics
Term June 2009 to Dec 2017
Email bobcatsportsrva@gmail.com
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Ms. Robyn Parsons
Company Affiliation Re-Use Thrift
Term June 2009 to July 2018
Email bobcatsportsrva@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Elvia Angosta Business owner
Dr. William Fleming Orthopedic Surgeon
Ms. Amy Garcia Registered Nurse
Ms. Robyn Parsons Real Estate Agent, Owner & Operator of Re-Use Thrift Store
Dr. Tanya White Physician, Wellness Center Retreat Hospital MOB
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 4
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 40
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Dr. William Fleming
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Programs
Description Currently seven teams, approximately 125 multicultural youth ages 4 – 15, enjoy soccer in the spring and fall. The soccer program is integrated with the other programs listed in this section, to meet the “triple play” – physical, nutritional and social needs. Currently, all coaches are volunteers, including some students from VCU and VUU. Twenty percent of the participants will be measured for physical fitness at the beginning and end of the season. Tests include heart rate, respiration and BMI (body mass index).
 
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $5,000.00
Description During the soccer season, 70% of the participants receive food supplements for the weekend. Once during each soccer season, a registered dietitian meets with the teams and their parents to discuss the importance of food in sustaining a healthy mind and body. Foods are discussed, recipes are prepared and everyone has the opportunity sample the beauty and taste of good nutrition.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $1,000.00
Description Children are curious about the world and many of those in underserved areas do not have the exposure to much beyond their immediate neighborhoods. Working with the Department of Forestry, the Bobcats bring in a naturalist to guide the children through Powhite Park, exploring the park’s ecology, birds, trees, bugs and animals.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $1,000.00
Description

Seeing how our actions impact the natural world around us is an important lesson for everyone. Through this program, the youth are exposed to wild animals that have been injured and rescued. The children and youth not only learn about these animals and understand how they came to be injured, but they can touch them, too – an experience they may not have otherwise. Owls, snakes and opossums are a few of the animals that show up.

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $500.00
Description The store sells used sports equipment and other items, including clothing and home furnishings, to support the Bobcats. Through the Thrift Store, a relationship has been established with two departments at VCU, helping the children to understand the importance of recycling. One, with the Sustainability Department, engages the soccer players to man the trash cans at VCU home basketball games. Another program is through the Fashion Department, where VCU students use donated clothes for assignments on repurposing previously owned clothing into new items.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $10,840.00
Projected Expenses $10,840.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$8,653$1,969$4,509
Administration Expense$4,645$1,608$1,143
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.151.280.82
Program Expense/Total Expenses65%55%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,963$1,020$17
Current Assets$2,963$1,020$17
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$2,963$1,020$17
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 4/2016View