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 Mr. David Gompert
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
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 almost 300 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. In the summer of 2016, the Bobcats started a swimming program, making it a year-round Program. Sacred Heart Center participated in the Bobcats swimming program, enrolling 51 children.


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.

 In looking ahead our goals for the coming year are to:
Increase the number of children enrolled in the Bobcats;Improve the metrics around the program through pre-and post-testing and surveys;Increase the weekend food supplement program;Rent or purchase a van to assist with transportation of the participants to games and other programs/activities;Hire a part-time administrator to help manage the program.

Needs 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);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);Purchase equipment and uniforms for the players ($1,700);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.  
CEO Statement
Board Chair Statement
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Richmond, City
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. David Gompert
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2018
Email Davidgompert@yahoo.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
Mr. Sean O’Brien Bon Secours
Ms. Robyn Parsons Real Estate Agent, Owner & Operator of Re-Use Thrift Store
Mr. John Wilson Retired
Mr. Devon Wronge Community volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 3
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 90
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.
Comments
Executive Director
Executive Director Dr. William Fleming
Experience
Co-CEO
Experience
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Collaborations
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 Swimming was added in 2017. The Bobcats partnered with the Sacred Heart Center and classes were taught at RVA Swim. By the seventh lesson, the child had enough swimming skills to stay afloat should he or she fall into the water. Fifty-one Children from Sacred Heart participated along with 19 Bobcats from the existing roster of soccer players.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success
Long Term Success
CEO/ED/Board Comments
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $10,840.00
Projected Expenses $10,840.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$8,940$8,653$1,969
Administration Expense$900$4,645$1,608
Fundraising Expense$1,000----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.151.28
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%65%55%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue15%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$2,963$2,963$1,020
Current Assets$2,963$2,963$1,020
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$2,963$2,963$1,020
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 4/2016View