Boys Home of Virginia has received a lifetime equipment grant from Leveling the Playing Field, an athletics nonprofit organization based in Silver Springs, Maryland.
Because most grants are awarded on a one-time basis, an award of this magnitude came as a welcomed surprise. Athletics and Recreation Director Donnie Costigan said, “Their generosity gives the underprivileged young men at Boys Home of Virginia the hope for expanded athletic involvement. Leveling the Playing Field is truly a blessing to a ministry like Boys Home of Virginia, and we are forever grateful.”
Since being notified of the grant approval, students and staff from Boys Home have already made their first trip to Level the Playing Field’s Silver Springs warehouse for an equipment pickup. Basketballs, Frisbees, soccer cleats and water bottles were some of the items included. Leveling the Playing Field has served several organizations within the northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland areas, but has also made connections in the Roanoke Valley. The organization also has hopes to expand into the Central Virginia area in the future.
(L-R), Donnie Costigan, Athletic and Recreation Director of Boys Home; Akon Deng, student; Daniel Griffin, Program Director of LPF Greater Washington; Jareem Reid, student; Chris Silvas, student. (Contributed photo)