There is a long standing tradition of youth sports in Chatham. The CAF mission is to promote youth athletics by obtaining funding to improve Chatham Township’s and Borough’s athletic facilities in cooperation with the local governments
The Chatham Athletic Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”), a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization, was created to promote youth athletics and to increase safety in athletics through public education programs. Much of the work will focus on reducing the local government’s burden of improving and maintaining athletic fields within Chatham Borough, Chatham Township and/or the Chatham School District. The foundation also provides grants to organizations that are exempt from taxation under section 501 (c)(3) including local schools and other nonprofit organizations that promote or enhance youth athletics. In addition, the Foundation will host lectures for coaches, parents and the general public, at no charge, to educate and enhance the public’s knowledge regarding sports related injuries and other issues.