We’re staffed entirely by volunteers. From Mom and my wife Savannah to my business partner Maverick, it’s a family affair.
Just as I work to improve my game, I also work to improve my Foundation and its events, year after year. Guided by our two main pillars: support of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Akron Public Schools Akron After School program, the LJFF and our partners are helping enrich community support systems across the country. As a core component of our enrichment efforts, we created the Wheels for Education (WFE) program.
When Mom and I first started our Foundation, we had an event called the Bikeathon. Community organizations nominated deserving kids, and my Foundation gave these kids bikes and we rode through Akron together. In 2011, I decided to step my game up, and we changed the Bikeathon to Wheels for Education. We still give kids bikes, but we’re encouraging my Wheels for Education kids to go to school every day, learn from their teachers, and participate in the Akron After School program.