PODCAST: S4:EP13–Daniel Arons, Family Ballpark Memories

Join us for S4:EP13 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Daniel Arons, CEO & Founder of Family Ballpark Memories, sits down with our host, Roy Kessel, to discuss how love for sports has inspired Daniel to create this nonprofit to help low-income families experience the joy of sports regardless of costs.

Daniel is a social entrepreneur who graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego in Public Relations. Daniel is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in non-profit management at Baruch College. Daniel is well-versed in the non-profit world and the public sector.

Family Ballpark Memories is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose goal is to create sports memories for low-income families through access to professional sporting events. It offers up to four tickets to an event, provides jerseys to them, and creates memories through the power of sports. Its mission is to use sports as a way to strengthen the relationship between parent and child in low-income families through the love of sports. The nonprofit feels it is unfair that many families feel economically excluded from attending large professional sports events, and this nonprofit ensures that this is not the case.

Daniel Arons joins our host Roy Kessel on S4:EP13 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast


  • 00:00: Introductions
  • 01:00: How Daniel’s Love for Sports Began
  • 06:50: Daniel’s Experiences
  • 11:40: Goals of Family Ballpark Memories
  • 12:50: How the Foundation Works
  • 17:50: Post-Covid Plans in Terms of Ticket Requests
  • 20:17: Helping Families Tell Their Stories
  • 23:50: How We Can Help As a Community
  • 26:00: Sports Philanthropy Network Bonus Question & Conclusions




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