THERE IS A CRISIS IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS.
Anyone who has ever played knows sports is more than a game. It is about discipline, accountability and being a part of a family. Due to budget cuts, more than half of public schools in America are forced to charge students fees to play sports.
At Buckeye Local it costs $400 to play football. There, with the help of athletic director Glen Reisner, I met Jalin, a linebacker who was living with a teammate’s family. Jalin told me that being on the team was the first time he felt like a good person and that people truly cared about him.
With the help of my childhood friend, Dan Wright and mentor, Francis Lyons, we created Right to Win. Our premise is simple, students tell us why sports are important to them and pick a goal for the year. If he or she continues meets that goal we cover their Pay-to-Play fees until they graduate High School.
Help us make a difference and get involved with Right To Win. Together we can make sure students like Jalin will always know that there are people out there who care about them.
Andrew Wonder, Co-Founder
Jalin, our first student, at his High School graduation.