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The Sports Foundation of the Greater Capital Region is a not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to promote New York's Capital Region through sports. Its goals are to improve the quality of life and enhance economic development throughout the region by maintaining and acquiring diversity of amateur sporting events and by creating other special events.
You don't need to play an organized sport to enjoy Albany's countless other recreational activities, either. Golf, skiing, hiking, curling, and fishing are just a few of the numerous recreational opportunities in our county. Albany is also the perfect affordable "hub and spoke" destination, and is a short distance away from Cooperstown, Saratoga, Syracuse, and even Boston!
- To provide area residents with entertainment through the provision and promotion of quality sports and sports-related events
- To provide instruction and education in sports for youth
- To help boys and girls understand the benefits of participation in athletic programs
- To promote the welfare of young people, including those at risk, through sports, thus aiding in the prevention of delinquency.
The Sports Foundation of the Greater Capital Region helps identify events, activities, sites, and sponsoring organizations, and provides technical and volunteer services. Financial investment for the programs and activities of the Sports Foundation of the Capital Region is secured from local businesses and individuals and from revenue from events and activities. Make a donation to the Sports Foundation!
The Sports Foundation of the Greater Capital Region has worked with regional and national athletic organizations such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), the Metro Atlantic Conference (MAAC), and the America East Conference. The Sports Foundation of the Greater Capital Region achieves part of its mission by creating Fan Fests associated with events such as the NCAA Mens' Hockey, Basketball, and Wrestling championships, ECAC Hockey Championships, and the MAAC and America East Basketball Tournaments. The Fan Fests increase tourism in the Capital Region, provide athletic skills training to young people, and provide entertainment and/or enrichment to audiences of all age groups.