Champion’s Ball – March 1st, 2014 – Get your tickets now!

Help us celebrate Rockford’s past, present and future athletes at the Second Annual Champions Ball. Come hear guest speaker Ernie Kent and see the induction of new Hall of Fame members. It’s an exciting night including dinner, drinks and dancing. All proceeds benefit athletic programs at Rockford Public Schools through Rockford Sports Coalition’s effective, efficient funding.

Tickets are on sale for $75 per person, $525 for a table of 8.
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center at 200 S Bell School Road, Rockford.

Contact the district Athletic Department at 815.966.8960 or emily.tropp@rps205.com for ticket information.


About Rockford Sports Coalition (RSC)

RSC was founded by community leaders in 1992 when proposed budget cuts threatened to eliminate public school sports and close all high school pools.Formed by area parents and leaders, RSC intervened and directly provided funds to the schools to reopen programs including all high school and middle school pools. Since then, RSC has provided more than $850,000 directly to schools without the overhead of traditional funding.

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Recent Projects & Goals

  • Auburn TD Club – Auburn High School – Funding Needed

    Because of the financial needs of many, if not most, of the Auburn players, we aspire to raise monies to provide them with items that will promote their participation in football. Items such as

    food (Thursday night pre-game meals, double session healthy snacks, Saturday morning film session breakfast bars, etc),
    equipment (tshirts, shorts, specialty girdles, cutter gloves, endzone cameras, etc.), and
    coaches (summer camp coaches, additional coaches/stipends for the season).

    are incentives for these kids to show up for practice regularly, work harder at their academic eligibility, and to accept the greater expectations we are placing before them. Please consider helping us out in this worthwhile cause. Contact Dan Appino with questions: (815) 494-3382


  • Lightweight wrestling mats – Lincoln Middle School – Funding Needed

    The existing wrestling mat is stored in the downstairs practice gym in five separate pieces. Each weighs hundreds of pounds. These are moved up stairs by students for home meets. New, lightweight wrestling mats would be stored upstairs in the gym and would not need to be moved.


  • Varsity locker replacements – Guilford High School – Funding Needed

    Guilford’s gym lockers are in need of rehabilitation. Existing lockers are old and damaged. New lockers with vented doors would be used for Varsity football, basketball and baseball use.



Efficient, Effective Giving

Efficient Giving
  • Funds provided to RSC are tax-deductible
  • Funds distributed directly to schools - no unnecessary overhead
Effective Giving
  • District and school Athletic Directors recommend funding needs
  • RSC oversight ensures accountability