Covid has not slowed us down. And now, the wrestling world has offered safety guidance to return to play. We are springing forward to be back in action!
Unlocking social pathways as well as healthy physical activity for our youth to stay engaged on many levels is only possible because of you and your dedication to supporting them! We are brimming with gratitude in this month’s newsletter for having the capacity and agility to respond to regular updates guiding the level of our social interactions.
Read monthly highlights on programming and partnerships that is bringing together Boston, Providence and Greater New England in the world of wrestling-based youth development right here!
This newsletter will also provide upcoming programming opportunities for you and the community as well as Beat the Streets New England story. Thank you for being here and participating in this unique experience with us!
Beat the Streets New England Programming Highlight of the Month :
There was uncertainty of not having a high school wrestling season. Several high school coaches, Mayo Quanchi and Blackstone Wrestling Clubs have given our wrestlers financial support, space to practice, and opportunities to successfully compete. As well as Providence County Wrestling Club and the Mount Hope Neighborhood Association assisting with using a van for safe and health covid traveling to New Hampshire to compete.
Nick Torres= 3rd Place @106lbs
Maurice Cooper= 2 wins & 2 Loses (lost to the champion) @126lbs
Imanol Taveras= 2 Wins & 3 Loses DNP (lost to the Champion, 3rd place and 6th place finishers)
Jonathan Feliz= 6th Place @220lbs
Adofo Bentancur= 2nd Place @285lbs
Spotlighting More Impact and a Special Thanks:
Big thank you to Mayo Quanchi Judo and Wrestling and Blackstone Wrestling Club!
Congratulations to Adolfo Betancur taking 4th place at 285lbs. Adolfo is now a 2x All-American.
NHSCA Tournament at Virginia Beach
Collective thanks to a village of supporters using Go Fund Me! Thank you for believing in the boys, our program, and wonderful community. Off the mat, four student-athletes experienced a new state, made meaningful relationships, made new friends, plus spent quality time with coaches, mentors, and great families. Not to mention they got to wrestle!
@157lbs 15U Bracket
(Did Not Place) Lost to the kid that took 1st and 3rd Place
@157lbs 15U Bracket
@106 18U Bracket
@126lbs 18U Bracket
24th Annual Reno Worlds Tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma
read more about this event at Reno Worlds
This winter, BTSPVD partnered with PASA, PPSD, and several fitness organizations to provide wrestling-based youth development enrichment to over 100/650 kids across 6/10 schools. Combined, the wrestlers participated in over 1,000 hours of programming over a six month period. Together, we engaged over 20 volunteers from the Providence Police Department, local colleges, and word-of-mouth that have donated over 400 hours of total time. Stress management, self-efficacy, and mindfulness are some of the topics trained professionals have offered.
This could not have been done without the help of our generous donors and supporters. Thank you for making what it is we do possible – giving kids a fighting chance!
Beat the Streets New England Full Circle Campaign :
As we prepare to step into the circle, the next few months are critical to support the return to wrestling. Over the next one hundred days, we need to bring in $100,000. Every kid deserves a chance to wear their own shoes, mouth guard, and singlets-traditionally, all items shared, which has kept our program free of charge-now needs to be kept for individual use in order for each student-athlete to feel safe. With your support, not only are you giving each kid a fighting chance but also keeping our program, 100% free of charge.
Beat the Streets New England Boston- Spring Programming :
You can still join Boston’s outdoor workouts! Click here to read more and fill out the waiver.
The Boston Coaches in Training Program is back in action for another jam packed summer! Are you interested in learning more about what our CITs do? Read all about our kids from last summer here and who are our alumni here.
Rising 8th grader to graduating 12th grader student-athlete candidates will be trained to coach as a mentor for our younger program attendees. Our coaches go through a rigorous certification process, the very same high qualification standards as a USA Wrestling certified coach. Not only do graduating coaches achieve gainful employment outcomes but they are also knowledgeable in all aspects of wrestling and the healthy practices needed to be truly successful in the sport, and in life.
Because we are a registered 501(c)3 organization, your donation is tax-deductible.
BTSNE is grateful to Mayo Quanchi and Blackstone Wrestling Clubs for giving space and funding to our wrestlers through out April.
Major donor, sponsor, and partner spotlights will continue to be posted here.