Empowering the children, families and communities of Southern Nevada through athletics and education
Why Sports Matter
For 150 years youth sports has played a vital role in the development of American children. Through athletics, kids learn the benefits of exercise, fitness and healthy lifetime habits. Sport builds confidence, self-esteem, resilience and teaches the value of teamwork. Sports increases a child’s cognitive ability which has been shown to positively affect their academic performance. There are endless benefits of youth sports, but most of all they’re fun.
Student athletes are 4x more likely to attend college
Physically active kids have up to 40% higher test scores
Student athletes have an 11% higher graduation rate than non-athletes
Sports builds confidence, self esteem, resilience and healthy habits
Youth sports are at risk
Today, budget cuts are quickly eliminating school sports and physical education opportunities while our youth are spending more and more time in front of television and computer screens. The rising costs to participate in youth sports has been increasing over the years which has adversely affected families and their children. In some instances it’s estimated that up to 10.5% of a families gross income may be necessary to participate in athletics. The cost increases have affected many families but in large it has taken a much greater toll on low income families. These factors are contributing to the 31% child obesity rate in the US, and the fact that 80% of teens do not meet the necessary aerobic requirements.
$3.5 billion was cut from school sports budgets from 2009 -2011
By 2020, 27% of high schools will be without sports programs
Low income families are 4x more likely to quit sports due to cost
Children spend an average of 7.5 hours per day in front of a screen
Our Solution
The Rising Stars Foundations dream is to make sports more affordable so that kids from all economical backgrounds can have a chance to play. We are working with our partners to provide increased access to youth athletics so every child regardless of culture, ethnicity, class or ability has an equal opportunity to grow to their full potential.

WHO WE ARE

The Rising Stars Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that helps create athletic and educational opportunities for today's youth, regardless of culture, ethnicity, class or ability.

OUR MISSION

To empower the children, families and communities of Southern Nevada through athletics and education. 

OUR VISION

To support affordable athletic coaching and mentoring, that will allow our youth to grow in healthy development, confidence and relationships.

In furthering our vision, we will work with the entire community to transform the lives of our youth by providing financial support to those who might not otherwise receive the benefits of recreational or competitive sports due to financial barriers.

OUR GOALS

The Rising Stars Foundation believes that all children have the right to health and well being. Increasing access to sports, athletic facilities, coaches and educational opportunities will achieve our four goals.

GOAL 1
Give Kids a Chance to Play
GOAL 2
Build Life Skills Through Coaching and Mentoring
GOAL 3
Serve the Community Through Sport Programs
GOAL 4
Serve the Community Through Educational Programs
ACHIEVEMENTS
 

Success Stories

The Rising Stars Foundation is helping kids from all backgrounds overcome financial barriers so they are able to participate in the sports they love. Here are some of our success stories.
 
Mira Filiberti Rising Star Standout at Summer Sectionals.

Mira Filiberti is Las Vegas tennis player and Rising Star standout. Mira was a singles finalist and doubles champion in the 2018 USTA Summer sectionals in Denver, CO.

 
Jack Kostrinsky Wins Ambassador of Hope Award.

Jack Kostrinsky was entered into the Student of The year Contest where a select few students compete in raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Jack organized a 2 Ball 3 Ball Tournament at the Darling Tennis Center and it was a huge success. He was awarded the Ambassador of Hope Award and received a scholarship. The Rising Stars Foundation is proud to have supported Jack and his very important cause.

 
Jack Kostrinsky’s Grand Slam Tennis Tournament.

Jack Kostrinsky is a standout young man from Las Vegas who entered into the Student of the Year contest. He organized a tennis tournament with the proceeds going to benefit the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society. The tournament was a 2 ball 3 ball event and was a HUGE success. With 60 people entering the tournament everyone had a great time and it benefited a great cause. We are proud to support Jack and his great cause.

 
Rising Star Michael Andre Getting National Exposure.

Michael Andre is a Las vegas tennis standout who has achieved a national ranking in the top 50 in the boys 16s division. We are proud to support Michaels training at The Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas. Click Here to read the latest article about Michael.

 
Brianna Shaw Achieves #1 Ranking in the USTA Intermountain Nevada Girls 10s Division.

Brianna Shaw is a 10 year old competitive Las Vegas tennis player and Rising Star standout. Through hard work Brianna just climbed to the top of the USTA Intermountain Nevada girls 10 year old division. Directly behind Brianna is center court at The Darling Tennis Center where Brianna hopes to play many future finals matches. We are very proud to support Brianna and her family as she continues her success on and off the court. Way to go Brianna!

 
Hunter Katschke MVP 2016 Spring National Baseball Championships.

Hunter Katschke is a 14 year old Las Vegas standout and Rising Star. In the picture Hunter is being interviewed after receiving the MVP award from a game in the 2016 spring national championships in Arizona. He hit two home runs in that game leading his team to the win. We are proud to support Hunter and his family and see this talented and extremely gifted young man grow to his full potential.

Our Supporters & Partners

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The Rising Stars Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that helps create athletic and educational opportunities for today’s youth, regardless of culture, ethnicity, class or ability.

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