Papi's Champs is a charitable organization inspired by the spirit, love and loyalty of Jack Matson, who always wanted to give every child the chance to play. We will work to promote, advance, and sponsor youth participation in recreational sports. Specifically, we will increase accessibility and affordability of participation in youth sports for low-income and economically disadvantaged youth, and provide financial support to cover the cost of sports equipment and registration fees associated with team, league and competition participation. We do this with the purpose of promoting character development and life-enhancing values by creating opportunities for such youth to participate in recreational sports.
This organization was founded by the family of Jack Matson, known as Papi to his six beloved grandchildren. Jack was a sports enthusiast and coach who understood the important role participation in sports plays in a child's life.
Papi's Champs is a 501c3 organization that works directly with youth sports organizations to help give every child the chance to play. We also work with local organizations around the holidays to fulfill sports related holiday wish list items.
Alanna Matson - President
Robert Matson - Vice President
JoAnne Matson - Vice President/Secretary
Susan Riordan - Treasurer