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Welcome to the East Side Youth Sports Foundation

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, East Side Youth Sports Foundation is dedicated to the growth of youth sports on the east side of metro Detroit. Through Grants and Scholarships, and Sports Programs, ESYSF is making sports available to all children and providing players important life lessons that will assist them during competition and beyond including good sportsmanship, citizenship, teamwork, physical welfare and more.  ESYSF is also using sports to bridge the gap between Detroit and surrounding communities, removing social, economic and racial barriers.

ESYSF owns and operates The ESH Ice Arena. Since the acquisition in 2014, the arena has seen hundreds of thousands of dollars of updates including a renovated lobby, bathrooms, cooling tower and much more. The vision is to not only create an updated facility, but revitalize the area and become a partner with the local community.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

The East Side Youth Sports Foundation & ESH Ice Arena is pleased to announce that the new refrigeration funding has been secured!

The East Side Youth Sports Foundation has been able to pay down our original loan on the ESH Arena by over $200,000. This has allowed us to refinance with the bank and include the new refrigeration system, at a lower interest rate.

By agreeing to the terms of this loan we will be able to the upgrade of the rink from our existing anti-freeze system, and install a new ammonia based system bring us up to the new 2020 code rules, by the summer of 2020.

Our future hope, however, is through donations and kindness we will be able to recoup the loan payments within the 5 years.

Our campaign to collect funding for this project will continue, and we are grateful to all of our sponsors who have continued to support the East Side Youth Sports Foundation.

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    Strategic Community Partners

    ESYSF Partners that support our initiatives

    Sponsored by Deseranno Wealth Planning

    Deseranno Wealth Planning

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    Sponsored by Detroit Medical Center

    Detroit Medical Center

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    Sponsored by Grosse Pointe Old Devils

    Grosse Pointe Old Devils

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    Sponsored by GP Insurance

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    Sponsored by Bulldogs Hockey Club

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    Sponsored by Detroit Thrive

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    Sponsored by eLearning Mind

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    Sponsored by Positive Leader

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    Sponsored by Sine & Monaghan

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    Sponsored by Celtic Wealth Management

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    Sponsored by Elsey Construction Products

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    Sponsored by Joe Ricci

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    Sponsored by Meldrum and Smith

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    Sponsored by Volaille Regal

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    East Side Youth Sports Foundation
    26333 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 102
    St. Clair Shores, MI 48081


    East Side Hockey (ESH) Ice Arena
    (Formerly Grosse Pointe Community Rink)
    4831 Canyon Street
    Detroit, MI 48236