Sports World Ministries, Inc.

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Summary

Sports World Ministries, Inc. ("SW") sends professional athletes to share personal life experiences with students to help them recognize the consequences of their choices and to challenge them with the message of hope.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Sports World Ministries, Inc.
1919 S Post Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46239

Website: www.sportsworld.org

Phone: (317) 862-7325

Email: info@sportsworld.org


Organization details

EIN: 237073822

CEO/President: Tim Kirchmer

Chairman: Dean Donahue

Board size: 7

Founder: Dr. Ira L. Eshleman

Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Our focus at Sports World is to help students see the value of making positive choices in their life. We are also here to come alongside teachers and administrators, reinforcing what they are already teaching. Our focus is not to create shame for making bad decisions, but to show students they can choose a better way.

As our tagline says... "You're not born a Winner; You're not born a Loser; You're born a CHOOSER."


Mission statement

Sports World is sending former professional athletes to share personal life experiences with students, helping them to recognize the consequences of their choices while challenging them with the Message of Hope.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating469 of 102213 of 30
Fund acquisition rating418 of 102413 of 30
Resource allocation rating1014 of 102429 of 30
Asset utilization rating31 of 10221 of 30

This ministry has a negative net worth, making it impossible to assign it a valid financial efficiency rating.


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%6%8%1%12%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%8%1%12%10%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
89%100%100%100%102%101%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%6%7%1%11%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
11%0%0%0%-2%-1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%47%54%50%73%72%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%98%115%109%108%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%47%62%55%79%71%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%2%-15%-9%-8%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
9%-13%120%-563%-73%2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%47%39%49%16%19%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.266.1416.6611.728.424.35
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.372.532.101.531.26
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.038.4442.0624.6612.885.51
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.491.030.140.574.417.27
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.120.977.171.750.230.14
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.220.04-1.76-0.360.721.88
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%175%284%83%15%11%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%104%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
67%-12%-11%1%10%20%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$85,687$10,196$19,020$59,440$131,672
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$30,589$19,040$28,213$26,507$40,703
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$116,276$29,236$47,233$85,947$172,375
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$43,542$44,592$52,107$45,525$45,599
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$43,542$44,592$52,107$45,525$45,599
Total assets$159,818$73,828$99,340$131,472$217,974
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$113,042$209,647$82,457$19,473$23,702
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$113,042$209,647$82,457$19,473$23,702
Debt$166,708$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$166,708$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$279,750$209,647$82,457$19,473$23,702
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions($119,932)($135,819)$16,883$109,397$189,067
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$2,602$5,205
Net assets($119,932)($135,819)$16,883$111,999$194,272
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$997,532$1,066,894$1,069,492$1,048,931$966,070
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$187$180$109$25$47
Other revenue$0$0$0($24,240)($12,990)
Total other revenue$187$180$109($24,215)($12,943)
Total revenue$997,719$1,067,074$1,069,601$1,024,716$953,127
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$464,395$663,535$585,351$805,545$680,492
Management and general$458,837$484,762$566,205$175,507$177,685
Fundraising$58,600$81,429$13,161$125,937$91,032
Total expenses$981,832$1,229,726$1,164,717$1,106,989$949,209
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$15,887($162,652)($95,116)($82,273)$3,918
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$15,887($162,652)($95,116)($82,273)$3,918

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Tim KirchmerPresident$109,878

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/31/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Sports World was founded in 1978 by Ira Lee "Doc" Eshleman. Through the Chaplaincy Program he started for the NFL/AFL, Doc developed a passion to give young people role models that would inspire them to make positive choices. He realized that professional athletes who have learned from their own experiences could inspire young people and be they role models they need.

Over the last 43 years, Sports World has reached over 20.1 million young people in the United States and internationally with the Message of Hope: that they are loved and that their lives have value and purpose. We bring hope and help for the immediate problems young people are experiencing and the opportunity to discover that hope is ultimately found in a relationship with Jesus.

Sports World reaches students through in-person and virtual school assemblies, SEL programs, and social media channels. We provide ongoing encouragement and resources to equip and empower young people long after our events have concluded.

Our methods have adapted due to COVID, but our commitment and goal remain the same: to bring desperately-needed HOPE to children and teens.


Program accomplishments

Since the start of the 2019-2020 school year:
109,054 students have been impacted by Sports World
33,139 students have made a drug-free decision


Needs

If you are under 18 and need help on any issues, dial 1-800-HIT-HOME - 24 hours a day, a real person will talk to you, tell you where to get help, and help give you hope. No problem is too big or too small. No hassles, just help, free.

SW does not charge schools for school assemblies and depends upon financial contributions and donations from individuals, corporations, and organizations that believe in the importance of youth making good decisions. Normally, SW's school assembly forums are financed by organizations in communities for the youth. SW's forums, 3 assemblies a day for 3 consecutive days, costs about $3,600. SW usually addresses about 4,000 students an engagement.

If you would like to bring a Pro to your community to speak to youth on the importance of making good choices or for information on scheduling a Sports World Ministries former Professional Athlete to speak in your school or community event, contact a Sports World Field Representative at:
(800) 832-6546 or (317) 862-7325
or E-mail: njohnson@sportsworld.org

If you would like to support Sports World Ministries in your community, send your contribution payable to:
Sports World, Inc.
1919 S. Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46239