Thanks for your interest in Free Throwz! My name is Marco Alvarez and I'm a student at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas, California. I've had the privilege of playing sports in both a team setting and even just at my home, for my entire life. I've tried just about every sport since I was four years old and had the gear and guidance to practice for each and every step of the way. I can honestly say that many of the most important lessons I've learned in life so far, I've learned while practicing and playing sports. I've learned how to create strong relationships with my teammates and coaches, how to practice good sportsmanship, how to deal with victory and defeat, and overall, how to become a better person.
During COVID-19, I became more aware of how fortunate I've been to still be able to practice and play my favorite sports while at home sheltering. It was then that I realized that there are thousands of people who don't have this freedom, so I wanted to do something about it. Free Throwz is an organization that raises awareness and money to get sports gear for kids who don't have access to these items. It's my goal to put sports equipment in the hands of as many youth as possible... because everyone deserves to have a ball.
Our goal is to provide sporting equipment as well as teach and mentor. Each donation goes directly to purchasing the much needed tools to play sports. We want to provide both gear and coaching that will help kids take their skills to the next level.
Free Throwz is currently working with organizations around San Diego County. Our long term goal is to be able to work with organizations on a national and global scale.
Free Throwz is a team of people from all walks of life who recognize the importance and lifelong benefits that sports can have on everyone. We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to play sports at some point in their life.