In his memoir, Muhammad Ali wrote how he wanted to be remembered which stated:
“I would like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title tree times, who was humorous, and who treated everyone right. As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him, and who helped as many people as he could. As a man who stood up for his beliefs no matter what. As a man who tried to unite all humankind through faith and love. And if all that is too much, then I guess I’d settle for being remembered only as a great boxer who became a leader and a champion of his people”.
"Winners to Champions Program"
Our organization believes in building well rounded athletes which is why we do not focus solely on physical improvement of our athletes. We believe athletes should have a wide range of skills that show on and off the field/ring. Athletes chosen for the fiscal year sponsorship are required to attend the “trainings” offered in this program throughout the year. The trainings will last around 2 hours and held around six times per year. These trainings will include but are not limited to public speaking, managing social media, individual branding, leadership, philanthropy, money management, etc. These trainings will help athletes in the long-term with providing them with tools to become all around role models and self-managing athletes. Trainings will be conducted from experienced professionals throughout the community to the chosen sponsorship athletes over the age of 15 years old. This program will be funded by federal grants and corporate donations.
Goals of the Program:
- Create self-managing athletes during their amateur career
- Build ways for athletes to promote and market themselves for opportunities
- Help build not only athletic careers but also provide tools for job employment during amateur career
- Create well rounded athletes that execute respect, intelligence and leadership