Since 2016, KING Kids has inspired and empowered New York City youth through sports.

Founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, KING Kids grew out of parent company Kids in the Game (KING). In bringing sports programming to the youth of NYC, KING's leadership recognized the inequality in opportunity kids have in NYC.

That's how KING Kids was born. Constantly growing, KING Kids is dedicated to providing opportunities to underserved youth and their neighborhoods.



Michael Murphy

Sr. Board Member

Michael has dedicated his life to teaching sports and physical education to the youth of New York City. A former college basketball coach at Columbia University and SUNY Geneseo, Michael has over 15 years of experience in the field of physical education, athletics, and recreation.


Matt Murphy

Sr. Board Member

Matt brings a diverse background of athletics and entrepreneurship to the KING Kings team. Matt played point guard for the University of Rochester, being named to the UAA 1st team All-Academic team for three seasons. While at Rochester, Matt also founded the university's first investment club and completed a dual degree in political science and financial economics. After graduation, Matt spent 4 years working at J.P.Morgan, developing a strong background in corporate strategy, risk and controls, and treasury.


Wilson Rose

Sr. Board Member

Wilson brings a unique outlook to the concept of sports-based youth development. Since graduating from the University of Rochester in 2011, he has held various positions in the field of developmental psychology. Working with urban youth has always been a driving interest of his, and he is excited to be working on bringing quality programming to the youth of New York City.