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Paladin Sports Outreach Embarks on Bold Expansion in Arizona and Launches New Chapter in Minnesota

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Paladin Sports Outreach, a renowned organization dedicated to providing recreational sports programs with a Christ-centered focus, has unveiled ambitious expansion plans that promise to significantly broaden its impact both within Arizona and beyond. During a recent announcement at LifePoint Church's Mission Sunday, Paladin's founder, Jason Best, shared the organization's vision to reach 25,000 kids annually by the end of 2026, a significant leap from its current service to approximately 3,500 kids a year in the San Tan Valley area.

Over the past 15 years, Paladin Sports Outreach has made a profound impact in San Tan Valley, fostering community and youth development through sports. With a new goal set for Arizona, Paladin aims to replicate its successful model across the state, expanding its reach and nurturing the physical, emotional, and spiritual growth of thousands more children.

In line with its expansion efforts in Arizona, Paladin Sports Outreach announced the launch of its recreational sports programming in the Eastmark area of East Mesa. The initiative kicks off at Silver Valley Elementary on Saturday, February 3. This expansion represents Paladin's dedication to making affordable, quality, and Christ-centered sports accessible to all communities across Arizona. Blake Wilsford, Paladin's Director of Programs & Operations, emphasized the organization's commitment to working with local partners to enhance the availability and reach of its programs.

Beyond Arizona's borders, Paladin Sports Outreach is also pioneering a new chapter in Minnesota, marking a significant milestone in the organization's journey. Paladin Sports Minnesota, set to serve the northwest Minneapolis communities of Anoka, Ramsey, Andover, Coon Rapids, Champlin, Dayton, and Brooklyn Park, reflects Paladin's ambition to extend its mission nationwide. E.J. Lee, alongside her husband Matthew, has been appointed as Programs Manager for the Minnesota chapter. They will be instrumental in establishing and growing grassroots recreational sports programs in the region.

Paladin Sports Minnesota aims to offer a diverse range of recreational youth sports programs for children ages 3-8, including t-ball, baseball, girls softball, soccer, basketball, flag football, and floor hockey. This initiative is designed to provide young athletes with opportunities to engage in sports in a supportive, positive, and nurturing environment, fostering a love for physical activity and instilling core values aligned with Paladin's Christ-centered philosophy.

E.J. Lee expressed excitement about bringing Paladin's vision to Minnesota, emphasizing the organization's potential to impact local communities positively and offer a unique blend of sports and spiritual growth. As Paladin Sports Outreach continues to expand its footprint, its efforts in Arizona and Minnesota stand as testament to the organization's commitment to making a difference in the lives of children through sports.
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