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SportsHopes College Pathway Presentation: August 22, 2016

Arroyo High School Football Families took time out of their busy schedules to be in the classroom together in San Lorenzo, CA, on a Monday night to learn about the high school to college pathway basics for student-athletes. It takes community to share information, plant seeds of knowledge and help grow our younger generations so that they can be informed and make good decisions. Head Coach Matt Hoefs (seated in red shirt) is doing all he can to help prioritize academics with his football players. The 2016-2017 NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete, NCAA Eligibility Center Follow Your Path brochure and SportsHopes “Get Started: The Basics” powerpoint presentation were the building blocks for this meeting.

NCAA publications can be downloaded free:

SportsHopes pathway presentation:

Thank you to local youth advocate, Travis Gardner, for his continued referrals. All assistance provided by SportsHopes to our local youth and families is free of charge. Great job families!

SportsHopes Event: May 1, 2016

Beautiful day today with SportsHopes Family at the Run to Play event held in Castro Valley. So much thanks to everyone for being there to share knowledge with community about the high school to college pathway for Student-Athletes! We welcome participating in events around the Bay Area! Thank you all (L-R): Florence Jones Valentine (SportsHopes Board Member), Sudan Buchongo (parent and youth advocate), Garvey Buchongo (new SportsHopes Student-Athlete Mentor and Track & Field athlete Hercules High School – Class 2016), Alyssa Boisse (Founding Student-Athlete Mentor, CSU East Bay grad and corporate administrator), Daniel Wright (new SportsHopes Board Member and youth coach), Doris Allen (SportsHopes Board Member), Martina Jane-Ann Daniel (Volleyball Student-Athlete BIshop O’Dowd High School – Class 2016 – her older brother is a SportsHopes Mentor), Leah Kimball (parent and youth advocate), Bri Miller (SportsHopes Student-Athlete Mentor, CSU Sacramento grad and corporate marketing specialist), Terry Daniel (parent and youth advocate), Michelle Daniel (parent and youth advocate), Donovan Kimball (new SportsHopes Student-Athlete Mentor and Football athlete James Logan High School – Class of 2016) and Jennifer Oliver (SportsHopes Founder). All three of the high school student-athletes noted above are moving forward to college with opportunities in their sports, awesome job, so happy for you all!

Cash for College

January 30, Thursday, San Lorenzo High School, 6-8pm.
February 4, Tuesday, Arroyo High School, 5:30-7:30pm.
February 6, Thursday, Hayward High School, 6:30-8:30pm.
February 11, Tuesday, Castro Valley High School, 6:30-8:30pm.

Cal Grants and Middle Class Scholarship Program application assistance.
Must also file FAFSA or California Dream Act application online by March 2.

For more workshops and information visit:

SportsHopes Get Started Presentations: 4-10-2013 & 4-11-2013

SportsHopes – GET STARTED: The Basics
Student-Athlete College Pathway Presentations were held at Castro Valley High School
on April 11, 2013, and at San Leandro High School on April 10, 2013. Thank you to
SportsHopes officers Lynda Foster and Dave Ellington (left photo) for helping at the
presentations, and thank you to San Leandro High School staff (right photo, L-R)
LaTasha Warmsley, (Jennifer Oliver – SportsHopes founder), Jaliza Eagles
and Carolina Altamirano, advocates for youth!

Castro Valley High School College Pathway Presentation
San Leandro High School College Pathway Presentation

SportsHopes fundraises at Oakland Raider game 10-21-12

Local volunteers worked at a concession stand at the 10-21-12 Oakland Raiders football game to raise funds for SportsHopes. SportsHopes is a 501c3 nonprofit public charitable organization that helps high school and community college student-athletes move forward to four-year colleges. Services provided to student-athletes are free of charge. The Raiders concessions company donates a percent of profits in return for staffing a stand. Additional fundraising at 2012 games is planned.

In photo left to right:
Dave Ellington, Diana Souza, Jerry Oliver, Jennifer Oliver (SportsHopes founder),
Juana “Trina” Davis and Ron Fritsch.

Dave is a SportsHopes officer and a teacher at San Leandro High in San Leandro, CA. Diana is a San Leandro City Council Member and proud parent of four grown children. The Oliver family has a son, Dash, on the UC Berkeley track team. Juana “Trina” Davis has a son, Nate Moore, on the varsity basketball team and track team at Castro Valley High in Castro Valley, CA. Ron has a son, Ryan, on the varsity baseball team (he’s a pitcher) at Foothill High School in Pleasanton, CA.