Dream Sports Foundation launches ‘Back on Track’, to support the Indian sports ecosystem

August 26, 2020

  • ‘Back on Track’ is a unique program by Dream Sports Foundation to support vulnerable  active and retired athletes, sports staff, organizations and all related stakeholders in the  Indian sports ecosystem 
  • Over 300 beneficiaries have been supported with financial aid in Phase-1
  • Aim to support over 5000 beneficiaries in Phase-2  
  • www.dsf.org.in unveiled for easy application into the program across India


Press Release 

Mumbai, August 28, 2020: On the National Sports Day, Dream Sports Foundation (DSF), the  philanthropic arm of Dream Sports, India’s leading sports technology company, today announced  the launch of a unique program ‘Back on Track’. The initiative aims to support and provide  financial aid to vulnerable athletes, sports professionals, academies and associated stakeholders 

who are part of the Indian sports ecosystem.  

The pandemic has severely affected the entire sports ecosystem in India including athletes,  coaches, sporting organizations and clubs. To support the vulnerable sports professionals,  athletes & coaches, DSF has instituted ‘Back on Track’ to provide immediate aid by way of sports  equipment, diet and nutrition, training and coaching, monthly stipends and hygiene kits amongst  others. In the first phase of the program, DSF has already identified and supported over 300  athletes and coaches across the country. To reach many more and provide easy access, a  webpage has been activated on https://www.dsf.org.in/back-on-track-application-form/ wherein  at-risk active and retired athletes, sports staff, academies, organizations and all related  stakeholders in the Indian sports ecosystem can submit an application for support from any part  of the country. 

All applications received will be reviewed and shortlisted by a committee, comprising sports  advisors and domain experts. The goal for the next few months is to reach and support at least  5000 athletes, professionals, and associated stakeholders in need of genuine support to ensure  sustenance of their livelihood. 

Talking about Back on Track, Bhavit Sheth, COO & Co-Founder Dream Sports said, “Our  Vision at Dream Sports is to ‘Make Sports Better’ not just for sports fans but also for the entire  sports ecosystem. This initiative aims to ensure that people whose livelihood is dependent on  sports do not dropout due to lack of opportunities and resources. We will assist them with the  required support to land on their feet and continue to work towards their goals. ‘Back on Track’  will be a long-term sustainable program focused on reaching those in need pan India. Through  this program, we will be able to support the growth of sports in India and provide sustainable 

growth impetus to deserving individuals, societies, bodies or organizations working towards the  growth of sports and the sports ecosystem of India.” 

Joining the nation in the fight against Covid-19, earlier this year Dream Sports Foundation  supported over six Lakh Indians during the crisis by providing cooked meals, dry ration, and  hygiene kits to the underprivileged and protective gear to the frontline workers of Govt. of  Maharashtra and BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation). DSF has also contributed to the  PM CARES and CM Relief fund for COVID-19. In 2019, DSF trained 200 young Athletes, from  the slums of Mumbai, in professional basketball in partnership with Hi-5 Foundation. Since 2018,  DSF has partnered with FIFS ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ that has been supporting India’s future sporting  talent in non-mainstream sports such as Sailing, Squash, Tennis, Swimming and Golf. 


About Dream Sports Foundation: Dream Sports Foundation (DSF) is the philanthropic arm of Dream Sports, India’s  leading sports tech company with brands such as Dream11, FanCode and DreamX in its portfolio. DSF aims to  positively impact the growth of sports in India and provide sustainable growth impetus to deserving individuals,  societies, bodies or organisations working towards the growth of sports and the sports ecosystem of India. Currently,  the active programs of DSF are ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ and ‘Sarvodaya Area Program’. Besides the sports-led  philanthropic programs, DSF also supports and contributes towards crises that may face our nation.  

For more information visit www.dsf.org.in 

About Dream Sports: Dream Sports is India’s leading sports technology company with brands such as Dream11,  FanCode and DreamX in its portfolio, headquartered in Mumbai. Dream Sports is executing its vision of ‘Make Sports  Better’ by providing multiple avenues for fans to deeply engage with the sports they love through fantasy sports, live  streaming sports events, specialized content, commerce, experiences and events, among others. Founded in 2008 by  Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth, Kalaari Capital, Think Investments, Multiples Equity, Tencent and Steadview Capital are  the marquee investors in Dream Sports. Dream Sports and its brands have been certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in  2020.  

For more information: https://dreamsports.co.in/ 

Media contact: 

Shreya Sharma I pr@dreamsports.co.in I 99301 54504