Never could I have imagined that after one year Champions for Charity would be as successful as it is today, so much as actually still exist. Yet nearly 14 months after incorporation, Champions for Charity not only remains, but thrives.
In January of 2016, I began this organization as a high school Junior with advice from a few adults in the community. Now, Champions for Charity has 4 adult advisors, and 11 students working to continue empowering young athletes through a combination of sports and charity. Yet as this school year winds down to its final moments, I, along with Wyatt Eisen and Liam Prendergast, can't help but face the enormous milestone in front of us: we're going off to college. Liam will be heading off to continue his success at Fordham University, Wyatt will be joining the Badger family at Wisconsin University, and I will be heading south to Nashville at Vanderbilt University. We are all incredibly excited to begin our next adventures, and can't wait to learn what the future has in store for us. Yet at the same time, this means venturing into uncertainty with Champions for Charity. We will have to leave our current roles behind, and need to adapt to whatever the circumstances may call for in the next four years. It is our hope to continue our work at our respective universities. However, we've quickly learned that not everything goes as planned.
Regardless of what happens, we know that Champions for Charity will continue to make its impact in Shaker, and in surrounding communities. With our Assistant Directors Jacob Connell and Geoff Grossman-McKee at our side over the last few months, we have been assured of their readiness to lead the organization, whatever the status may be. So when in late August, Liam, Wyatt and I venture off, a new chapter of Champions for Charity will begin, one that we are sure will be all the more successful than the previous, and full of surprises and uncertainty that keep us learning each and every day.
To an uncertain and entertaining future,
Champions for Charity
Champions for Charity is a 501(c)(3) domestic nonprofit corporation recognized by the state of Ohio and the Internal Revenue Service.
The corporation was formed on January 26th, 2016.
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