"Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose – it teaches you about life." — Billie Jean King

Steel Sports Supports Annual Skechers Friendship Walk

For the 10th year, Steel Partners and Steel Sports sponsored the annual Skechers Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk which has raised over $24 million for local schools and kids with special needs. This fun event truly puts kids first and has a massive impact on education. Thousands of kids and families walk between the Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach piers along the sand and surf. Musical performers and special guest Mr. T provided this year's entertainment!

This year, Steel Sports not only had a swag booth giving out Kids First stickers, wrist bands and sunglasses, but we also delivered an Xplore Multisport activation on the beach where kids ran a soccer, football and handball obstacle course! Thanks to our Steel United players from the Conejo Valley and South Bay Regions for joining in on the fun!

Xplore Sampler Evening A HUge HIT In California

The Steel Sports Xplore Multisport Program has expanded across the country, and we had the unique opportunity to run a sampler night for special guests interested in impacting youth sports. Kids from our after school programs in Torrance, CA joined with our Steel United players for a multisport demonstration. Xplore is a big part of our Kids First Road Show summer camps, as research proves playing multiple sports is healthier and more fun for kids. We are looking forward to expanding Xplore as the after school programs and Kids First Road Show Camps grow.

Steel Sports Foundation & Dunmore Announce Donation to Support LOCAL New Jersey Youth Football Group

The Steel Sports Foundation, in partnership with global films and foils manufacturer Dunmore, has provided a $25,000 donation to support the Burlington City (NJ) Youth Football Association and its players. The donation will directly impact nearly 200 kids that participate yearly in the Burlington City Youth Football Association by allowing them to purchase new football helmets, shoulder pads and footballs that are needed to replace outdated equipment with safer options. Dunmore's Bristol, Pa., facility is just five miles across the Delaware River from Burlington, N.J.

In addition to the $25,000 donation, all Burlington City Youth Football Association coaches will receive access to the Steel Sports Coaching System's Foundations of Positive Coaching 1 online course that provides support for children during their crucial developmental stages. Sports and dedicated coaching are pivotal in nurturing the positive growth and development of young student-athletes. Introducing Steel Sports' invaluable Coaching System at this critical juncture in these kids' lives will contribute to shaping the future's outstanding leaders.

"We want to help keep the young Burlington City football players as safe as possible out on the field, and we want them to have a positive and fun experience so they continue to play and gain the life lessons that will make them successful in life." —Ronn Cort, Dunmore president

National Coaches Day

On October 6, we celebrated our Steel Sports coaches who all inspire our athletes to reach their potential on and off the field. The hard work is done day in and day out, teaching skills, strategy, life lessons and character, always putting kids first! We appreciate everything our coaches do to create such a tremendous positive impact on the kids, families and communities.

Team Steel National 2026 Finishes Runner-uP In Arizona

Team Steel National 2026 put together one dominating performance after another on their way to finishing runner-up at the Pathway Fall Classic in Tucson, Arizona. The team is comprised of kids from Team Steel regions around the country selected from this summer's Steel Sports National Camp. The boys dominated pool play, going 3-0 and outscoring their opponents 37-5. The championship was a tight game throughout with Colorado's Elite Baseball taking the title, 3-2. Congratulations to the team for bringing home some hardware, and congrats to Connor DeLauzon, Jackson Martin, Angelo Vieira and Jagger Adamo for being selected to the All-Tournament Team.

Lasorda Legacy Park RELEASEs 2024 Tournament Schedule

Lasorda Legacy Park's 2024 schedule went live on October 24, as the park will host 17 events for 8U-18U teams. The Lasorda Legacy Series returns with four tournaments and two leagues, including the Lasorda Legacy Series Championship on July 3-7. The July 3-7 will be a massive week at the park as the annual NYBC and Baseball Lifestyle 101 World Series will be played at the same time. Visit lasordalegacypark.com to see the full schedule and register your team today!

Dusty Baker Announces Retirement

Congratulations Dusty Baker on a remarkable 26-year managerial career that included 2,183 wins and a World Series crown. Dusty is no doubt one of the very best to wear a uniform as both a player and manager, and his positive impact has been felt across generations. We know Dusty still has a lot more to give, and as an original Steel Sports Advisory Board member, we're incredibly proud to have him on the Steel Sports team during his next chapter.

Stuart Sharples Raises Money, Completes Run for Wounded Warrior Project

For the third straight year, Steel United New Jersey's Stuart Sharples supported the Wounded Warrior Project by raising money to support injured veterans, service members and their families and participating in a Carry Forward 5K run. This year, Stu raised $5,288 and doubled his running efforts by completing a 10K with a weighted vest. Thank you, Stu, for your continued selfless acts and raising money to help others in need.

Staff Spotlights

Congratulations to October's Staff Star Leo Ortiz from Steel United Massachusetts and Social Impact MVP Stuart Sharples from Steel United New Jersey! Leo stepped up in the Massachusetts region to help in a number of ways during a key staff member's absence. He coached additional sessions, took on additional communication responsibilities and helped manage questions from families. He always volunteered to help where possible and took on any task given to him during that time. He demonstrated all 4 core values consistently during this period, as he has done during his time with the club.

As highlighted above, Stu raised over $5,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project and completed a 10K run with a weighted vest as part of their Carry Forward running program. Stu has been doing this for three years, and the commitment he shows in training for this each year is truly commendable. You're an inspiration, Stu!