2023 Toys and Joys
TSF joined forces with Luskin Orthopedic Institute for Children, in partnership with UCLA Mattel, to donate 50 toys to the 2023 OIC Toys and Joys fund. This toy drive will deliver toys to over 2,000 underserviced children in need this holiday season.
2023 Thaksgiving Food Drive
Our 4th annual TSF Thanksgiving Food Drive was a huge success, serving 1,200 warm meals to our neighbors in the Los Angeles community. Special thanks to Sodexo Group and Mattel for their partnership and continued support over the years - and of course, our loyal donor community!
Back-to-School Shopping Spree
We kicked off the '23-'24 school year with a fresh start! TSF hosted our first ever back-to-school shopping spree at Dick's Sporting Goods, for 7 deserving students, from 4 amazing families. Thank you to our nominees and wonderful donors for making this possible!
2023 Sprint to Spring 5K
Together, with each event, we continue to honor Tyler's legacy and make a positive impact in our community. To those who walked, ran, biked, and hiked our Third Annual Sprint to Spring 5K, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! #BringTheSpark
2022 Thanksgiving Drive
Thanks to Sodexo, Mattel, our incredible TSF donor community and volunteers, we were able to serve 1,250 warm Thanksgiving meals to deserving families this year with our third annual Thanksgiving Drive! We've doubled the number of meals served since our first year in 2020, and look forward to helping more next year!
2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Congratulations to Kai Sloan, a 2022 TSF Scholarship Recipient from Santa Monica High School! He will be attending UC Davis with a major in Biomedical Engineering. We aim to empower students and athletes by providing tools to build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills - on and off the field. Thank you to the Santa Monica High School staff and our wonderful donor community for making this possible!
2022 SPRINT TO SPRING 5K
The Second Annual TSF Virtual Sprint to Spring 5K was open to all runners, joggers, walkers, bikers, and skiers(!) who wanted to participate, from wherever they chose to participate. There was a choice to purchase an exclusive race T-shirt or a T-shirt and TSF thermos bundle this year! Registration fees directly benefitted the TSF to support youth sports programs. Thank you to our sponsors, JSF Financial and Turret Punch Co.!
2021 HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
Our second annual Holiday Toy Drive is underway! Partnering with UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, we are accepting donations through our website and Amazon gift registry to fill stockings with toys and essentials for patients in the NICU. Last year, we were able to exceed our goal within the first week! Join us again this year in spreading holiday cheer!
2021 THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
Our second year hosting a TSF Thanksgiving Food Drive was beyond successful! We teamed up with Partners for Children South LA, Sodexo Inc., and GUESS to provide 750 warm Thanksgiving meals to families in need - 100 more meals than last year! Thank you to our incredible donors who helped us exceed our goal within 48 hours, and to our amazing volunteers who help to make these events possible!
TSF GRANT APPLICATONS
Applications for athletic grants are now live! Apply today and describe the need for your project or program that supports the execution of the TSF mission to empower young people by supporting athletic programs and initiatives. We encourage all genders from different backgrounds and cultures to apply.
2021 SPRINT TO SPRING 5K
The TSF Virtual Sprint to Spring 5K was open to all runners, joggers, walkers, bikers, and anyone who wanted to participate, from wherever they wanted to participate! An exclusive TSF race T-shirt was sent to all participants, and registration fees directly benefitted the TSF to support youth sports programs.
TIDE TEAM SPONSORSHIP
The TSF sponsored a travel team of 12-year old athletes who competed in the week-long Youth Baseball Nationals Tournament. The TIDE program challenges their players to overcome adversity and build skills both on and off the diamond; they represent the dedication that Tyler often spoke about. TSF paid the team’s $7,000 entry fee for the tournament, greatly reducing costs for the families involved.
2023 Holiday Toy Drive
We are proud to partner with UCLA Children's Hospital once again, for the fourth year in a row, to fill stockings with toys and essentials. We love to gift the gift of joy to children in need during the holiday season.
Basecamp Fitness x TSF
We are so grateful for the "pedal power" and support of Basecamp Fitness in the "Ride to Support the Tyler Skaggs Foundation!" Pedal with a purpose with Basecamp Fitness generated proceeds for TSF to help us continue our mission to provide equitable access to sports programs and community initiatives in Los Angeles.
2023 SAMO Scholarship Recipient
Meet our second 2023 SAMO High x TSF Scholarship recipient, Catrina! She will be attending the University of California, Santa Barabara, to study Political Science this fall. We select our student athletes based on both outstanding scholastic and academic achievements. Congratulations!
Inglewood Little League
Through the Tyler Skaggs Foundation, we are able to support individual athletes and teams, like Inglewood Little Leage! TSF provided uniforms to Inglewood teams and donated a tractor for field upkeep. Our goal is to empower our younger generation through the gift of sports!
TSF partnered with Brave Gowns and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital to help make hospital experiences better for young children by designing magical hospital gowns that empower patients to battle their illnesses. Our TSF design features a baseball belt and Tyler's favorite symbol, the "spark," to serve as a reminder to always bring the spark! PURCHASE A BRAVE GOWN HERE!
2022 TSF ALL-STAR GAME
The Second Annual Senior All-Star Game and Inagural Undergraduate Showcase Game took place on June 25th, 2022, with top athletes taking the field at UCLA's Jackie Robinson's Stadium, coached by former MLB players. Easton Rulli was named the All-Star Game MVP, and Justin Roulston, Armando Briseno, and Angelo Aleman were 3 TSF scholarship recipients. Thank you to our incredible community, volunteers, friends, family, and Pete Soto photography for capturing images of both games!
STC LEGENDS CHEERLEADING
The STC Legends Cheerleading program consists of three female youth teams, ages 5-10, based in South Los Angeles. TSF has been hands-on with the teams, volunteering directly with the program teaching cheerleading and gymnastics, as well as helping to fundraise for uniforms, sneakers, and competition fees. Congratulations are in order as all three teams qualified for nationals and will be competing for the championship title in the beginning of 2022!
2021 TSF ALL-STAR GAME
In July of 2021, coached by former MBL players, the best of the best Southern California high school senior baseball players played at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium, in the inagural TSF Senior All-Star Baseball Game. The afternoon was full of family, community, and baseball, and included a 50/50 raffle and TSF All-Star Game T-shirts, All-Star Scholarship recipients were Eldridge Armstrong, Josiah Chavez, and Ethan Flanagan, and the game MVP was Gianni Horvat.
TSF WESTSIDE INVITATIONAL
We are proud to continue to support Los Angeles-area baseball with the creation of a new high school baseball tournament, on the Los Angeles' westside. The TSF Westside Invitational took place April 1st and April 3rd, and participating teams included Santa Monica High School, Culver City High School, South Torrance High School, and Capistrano Valley Christian High School.
2020 THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
TSF, Artisan Restaurant C0llection, Sodexo Inc., Feeding Families Santa Monica, Gelsons'Markets, and Partners4Children South LA came together and partnered to host our first Thankgiving Food Drive. Our generous donors allowed us to provide 650 Thanksgiving meals (and dessert!) for local communities in need.
TYLER SKAGGS BATTING CAGES
As a young teen, Tyler played baseball at North Venice Little League. So, when the league needed money to help renovate its batting cages, the TSF was more than happy to provide $5,000 toward that effort. Today, the cages are known as the Tyler Skaggs Batting Cages.
GRAB 'N GO MEAL DISTRBUTION
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Tyler Skaggs Foundation assembled and distributed meals to children and families within the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, at Gran and Go meal stations. Many of these families relied on meals served in schools. View a story about the Grab and Go program HERE.
Santa Monica Pony Baseball
We’re proud sponsors of the Santa Monica Pony League's Community & Families Baseball Clinic, hosted by Santa Monica Baseball Academy, where kids can learn baseball fundamentals from the professionals! This event was open to everyone, encouraging inclusivity.
SoCal Sharks Baseball
A huge congratulations is in order to the SoCal Sharks for their incredible journey to the semifinals in the 2023 NABA World Series! TSF sponsored the team's World Series travel and game fees this year, and we couldn't be more proud! #hungryformore #bringthespark
2023 SAMO Scholarship Recipient
Meet our 2023 SAMO High x TSF Scholarship recipient, Joshua! He will be attending the University of San Diego to study Business this fall. Thank you to SAMO High staff and our donors for making it possible to support our local student athletes!
2023 TSF All-Star Games
The 2023 Senior ASG + Undergrad Showcase Game athletes showed exceptional talent this year. Held at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium for the third year in a row, this event brought together the brightest stars of SoCal High School baseball. A huge congratulations to TSF 2023 ASG alumn Kehden Hettiger, who was drafted by the Phillies in the 2023 MLB Draft!
2022 Holiday Drive
This year, we donated over 130 stockings for infants in the NICU, as well as stockings for teen boys and girls, stuffed with toys and games, clothing and hygiene essentials, and gift cards! Happy holidays from our family to yours!
2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Congratulations to our second 2022 TSF Scholarship Recipient from Santa Monica High School, Cassidy Vancott! She will be studying Psychology and playing D3 soccer at Regis College, and will be using the scholarship for school necessities. Another thank you goes out to the Santa Monica High School staff and our generous TSF donors for allowing us to make an impact in our community!
THE SPARKS BASEBALL CLUB '22
The Sparks Baseball Club for students at the Barack Obama Charter School in South Los Angeles now has a wait list to join! Launched in the fall of 2021, participants are learning the fundamentals of baseball and sportsmanship. We look forward to expanding the program and continuing to support these amazing kids! Special thanks to Big League Impact and Players Trust, as well as the staff at BOCS who are volunteering as coaches.
2021 TSF GRANT RECIPIENTS
Since our inception, we have been committed to empowering young people by supporting athletic programs and other initiatives that strive to improve confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. In 2021, we launched the TSF Athletic Grant Program and encouraged all ages and genders from different backgrounds and cultures to apply. We proudly awarded grants to two youth athletes, Cameron Nguyen and Noah Skarda, and one youth sports program, Athletes of Influence. Applications are now open for 2022!
THE SPARKS BASEBALL CLUB
We are thrilled to announce The Sparks Baseball Club, Barack Obama Charter School's first after school baseball program in South Los Angeles. The Sparks launched in the fall of 2021, with approximately 30 kids ranging from third to fifth grade. The TSF supplied uniforms and equipment, and rennovated the school's baseball field. Special thanks to Big League Impact and Players Trust for helping us make this happen!
'21 HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
We've partnered with Santa Monica High School to provide a deserving student, Sean Garcia, with a scholarship to further his athletic and educational pursuits. Sean was a 2021 graduating senior who will go on to study Kinesiology. He plans to use the scholarship for tuition and school books. Thank you to the staff at Santa Monica High School and our incredible donors for making this possible!
2020 HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
Our incredible TSF community helped us exceed our goal to donate games, toys, and stuff over 100 stockings for UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, benefitting Health Pediatrics and NICU. We are so proud to come together and uplift as many families as we can during the holiday season.
The TSF sponsored two student-athletes from St. Monica’s Catholic Church on a mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya. The students were part of a larger student group that spent two weeks in Nairobi at Holy Cross Dandora Catholic Parish and St. James Primary School, supporting the church’s and schools’ efforts in the areas of spiritual growth, education and health care.