Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

Youth Education through Sports (YES) provides Northeast Ohio's underserved youth with experiences that illustrate how sports empower and prepare individuals for success in life.

Through a strong partnership with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and The Sherwin-Williams Company, YES provides youth in City of Cleveland's 21 recreation centers and the local community access to unique sporting experiences.

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission has a robust history of serving the community through high impact programs. YES serves the Greater Cleveland area by providing children with opportunities for physical activity, providing access to unique experiences and offering health and wellness education.

YES partners with community organizations such as Positive Coaching AllianceZENworks Yoga and Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op to put on programs which coincide with Greater Cleveland Sports Commission’s events.


children participated in programs in 2018

children received new bicycles, locks, helmets and safety training over the past six years

Cleveland residents participated in bicycle fix-a-thons in the past five years


NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships - March 9, 2019

NCAA Women's Bowling Championships - April 13, 2019

NCAA DIII Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships - May 24, 2019

USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships - Tri For Change

  • Program begins - Week of June 10 
  • USATAGNC - Saturday, August 10

Earn-A-Bike Program

  • Bike Build – May 10, 2019 
  • Field Day – June 14, 2019
  • Distribution Day – July 19, 2019
  • Make-up Distribution Day – July 22, 2019

*All YES programming content and dates are subject to change*

For more information, please contact our Programming & Event Manager, Rebecca Griesmer.

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