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– MARCH 2017 –
LSC ARIZONA: Linking Sports & Communities 3rd Annual Leadership awards.


– APRIL 2017 –
LSC OREGON: 1st Annual Leadership Collaboration featuring “Hands of Respect”


– APRIL 2017 –
LSC CALIFORNIA: The Official Launch of LSC NorCal and Community Honors.



Established in 2004, Linking Sports and Communities is a 501©3 non-profit that seeks to enhance the relationships between our communities by encouraging youth to lead actively, healthy lifestyles, learn skills ranging from accountability, financial responsibility and teamwork as well as to continue the advancement of their education. Going strong into our 14th year, in 2017 we aim to enhance these relationships even further through the continuation of previous programs and the implementation of new, dynamic programs.


In conjunction with various partners and sponsors we look to convey these messages through arenas such as study hall/tutoring, workshops, athletic clinics, and interactive experiences. LSC also strives to recognize academic scholars, youth athletes, and organizations that make significant contributions to their communities, and assist in the advancing of their achievement goals.

Denise Meridith Founder/Chairman of the Board

Denise Meridith earned a BS in wildlife biology from Cornell University and an MPA from University of Southern California. Founder of Linking Sports & Communities, a youth sports non-profit, which enhances the relationships among athletes, sports organizations in Arizona, since 2004.

Cameron Colvin President

As an award winning philanthropist. Cameron Colvin has been serving not only his community for years but many that he has done business in. Annually his company Rise Above Enterprises Development will join forces with many corporations such as Google, Chevys Restaurants, and a few of his NFL colleagues to host a Turkey give away. The Rise Above Turkey giveaway has to date provided over 600 full Thanksgiving meals to deserving families of the Pittsburg California area. 
As the 2015 recipient of the LSC Community Leadership Award, Cameron has been a key contributor and donor to LSC and has selflessly lent his time to various programs such as; the Phoenix Children's Hospital Cancer Center, Gaming to Give, Toys for Tots, and many more. Newly appointed, by Marvel Comic Creator Stan Lee, as a Liaison for the "Hands Of Respect" campaign, he aims to be heavily instrumental in its purpose of bridging the gap between the communities and law enforcement. Cameron is beyond honored to be name the new President of LSC, and looks forward to delivering nothing short of an AMAZING Program.

Eric Goss Executive Director

Eric Goss lives on the Oregon Coast where he was a Sports Broadcaster and Consultant. He brings his broadcasting experience to Linking Sports and Communities to help create the "Jr. Sportscasters" Program and share his love of sports with others. He has previously worked and volunteered at other non-profits in Oregon such as Bright Horizon's Therapeutic Riding Center and for the Oregon Coast Aquarium, a Top 10 U.S. Aquarium. Eric studied with Cameron at the University of Oregon where they each participated in community service programs through their fraternity and now continue to serve others as active members of LSC.

Check Out LSC in all 3 of our AMAZING Locations...
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Est. 2004
As our pioneering location LSC Arizona serves the Greater Phoenix & Scottsdale areas. CHECK US OUT
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Est 2017
As our Northwest location, LSC Oregon serves the greater Portland & Eugene Areas. CHECK US OUT
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Est. 2017
As our newest location, LSC California is currently serving Northern California in the Greater Bay and Silicon Valley Areas.

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Here at Linking Sports & Communities we are always welcoming new Programs, Sponsors, Partnerships, and more. If you are interested in contributing to our wonderful program in anyway, feel free to contact us!