UC Berkeley Fundraiser: 9-6-2014

Great time fundraising for SportsHopes at the UC Berkeley football game on Saturday, September 6. Colleges and professional sports often donate to nonprofits who volunteer and run concession stands at their events. Thank you so very much to SportsHopes teammates (L-R): Cameron “CJ” Edwards (CVHS track & field Class of 2015), Donna Martore (mom of Celeste, UC Berkeley soccer and Anthony, UCLA track club), SportsHopes founder, Jennifer Oliver, Franchesca Sousa (CVHS basketball Class of 2016) and her dad, Gary. Much appreciation for all of your help and look forward to seeing you again soon!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 9-2-2014

Franchesca Sousa Castro Valley High School Franchesca Sousa Castro Valley High with SportsHopes

Franchesca Sousa and her mom, Tina, recently reviewed Franchesca’s academics and pathway to four-year colleges with SportsHopes and all is on track! Next step: Write her letter to college coaches which she’ll send out in an email format. Her letter will help bring visibility to her as a Student-Athlete. Soon she’ll begin her 3rd season (junior year) as a starter for the Castro Valley High School girls varsity basketball team. She also competes on an AAU team spring, summer and fall. Franchesca is researching colleges to attend: D1, D2, D3 and NAIA. All deserve a close look. She’s got good grades and is an upstanding young lady who helps coach middle school girls basketball in her spare time. Great job, Franchesca!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 8-20-2014

Aaron Jones from Castro Valley High with SportsHopesGreat job, Aaron Jones! Last week Aaron reviewed his college pathway and this week he reached out to college coaches. Mom, Kathy West Jones, and SportsHopes, were there to help. With his 10.74 100m, 21.80 200m and 41.28 4x100m relay AND academics that are on track his future is bright as a collegiate student and athlete. Aaron has been competing in track as a sprinter for almost 10 years. He’ll graduate from Castro Valley High in June 2015. Go get your future young man! You have paved the way through your hard work and dedication!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 8-7-2014

Cameron CJ Edwards track and field with SportsHopesCameron “CJ” Edwards reached out to track & field college coaches this week with the help of his Dad, Jim, and SportsHopes. Academics are key! If a college coach is interested in a student-athlete the very first thing they will do is obtain your grade/course transcript from your school and your SAT scores. CJ has done a fine job of managing his time, working hard, staying focused and maintaining good grades and athletics! He will graduate from Castro Valley High in June 2015 and hopes to become a decathlete (10-events) student-athlete. CJ, your future is bright!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 8-1-2014

Jeanette Dicochea and SportsHopes Castro Valley HighJeanette Dicochea applied for both FAFSA and Cal Grant this week. She is a graduate of Castro Valley High and will attend a local community college to take course requirements for nursing programs. The deadline for filing for community college FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and Cal Grant is September 2. Good luck, Jeanette! The healthcare industry and humankind are lucky to have you!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 7-23-2014

Cameron CJ Edwards and SportsHopes Castro Valley HighSprinter and jumper, talented and athletic, Cameron “CJ” Edwards and his Dad, Jim, met with SportsHopes today to review the high school to college student-athlete pathway. Cameron graduates from Castro Valley High School in June 2015 and is considering focusing on the Decathlon (10 track & field events) in college. Great job with your academics and athletics, CJ! You are on your way to a very bright future!