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Backpack Report: Leveling The Playing Field (Video)

2016 Summer BPJ Tristan

Tristan’s story covers Leveling the Playing Field. What does the organization do? Who do they help when it comes to delivering sports equipment?  He interviewed Ian Cohen, the Client Services Director.

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Leveling the Playing Field’s First Events with the Capitals


Greetings everyone, This past week was primed to be our first string of events with the Capitals. Our event scheduled for Presidents Day was postponed due to weather. That gave us the opportunity to partner with another organization holding an event at Kettler. These few weeks have been crazy busy for us. We started the […]

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Grand Opening of New Laytonia Recreational Park Set for June 9

Laytonia Recreational Park will open Sunday, June 10. 
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Laytonia Recreational Park will open this weekend, filling the absence of recreational parks in the mid-county area, project manager Kimberly Paniati said. The grand opening will feature a ribbon-cutting, sports games, field day games, a rock climbing wall, food trucks and information tables. 48-acre Laytonia is one of the county’s largest parks, most of which […]

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Free Sports Equipment Keeps Young Athletes in the Game (VIDEO)

Max Levitt at Leveling the Playing field featured

What would baseball be without a bat or hockey without skates? Too often the cost of the equipment keeps children in families with limited incomes from participating in sports. Many schools and community groups also cannot afford to provide what kids need to play baseball, hockey, football, soccer, tennis or other sports. That need is where Max Levitt […]

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Latino Youth Learn Soccer Life Lessons (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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Some Latino youth are exercising their options for the future by taking part in a program sponsored by the City of Rockville. The 7th to 12 graders play soccer in the summer and during the school year as part of the Latino Youth Development Program. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports the program is about more than scoring […]

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First Time Working in DC and the Snowstorm!

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A few weeks ago, I spent the morning visiting some programs in DC. I have been the Leveling the Playing Field (LPF) Operations Manager for four months but I had still not had an opportunity to work with any programs in DC. The first program I got to visit was Life Pieces to Masterpieces. This […]

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2015 in Review and Looking Forward to 2016

Ian Cohen

Greetings all, This is my first post on the MyMCMedia page so I wanted to get you up to speed with our organization to start off. I am the Operations Manager for the Silver Spring based nonprofit Leveling the Playing Field. LPF collects used and excess sporting equipment from families, schools, businesses and more and […]

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Getting Kids in the Game

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Leveling the Playing Field has been in operation for four years. The organization has a 6,000 square foot warehouse in Silver Spring, MD. LPF has donated just under a million dollars to over one hundred organizations that span from local county programs as far as Guatemala, Israel and Malawi. Check out our website at […]

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Montgomery Week in Review (Video)

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Montgomery Week in Review host Don Mooers and his panel discuss police traffic stops and searches, a preview of the Over 50 Expo, the new school year and the Leveling the Playing Field organization. Montgomery Week in Review airs on Montgomery Channel 21 Thursdays at noon and 8 p.m.; Sundays at noon and Mondays at […]

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NFL’s Moise Fokou Gets Kids Moving At Bullis (VIDEOS)


UPDATED About 300 kids jumped through tires, sprinted and maneuvered through agility ladders at The Bullis School in Potomac at the direction of a National Football League player. No, it wasn’t an early-age football combine. It was a Root 53 Foundation event held July 12  in conjunction with the nonprofit Leveling the Playing Field  aimed […]

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