We are honored to have the parents of a returning student-athlete, Peter Gofen, host this fantastic event, in order to raise much needed scholarship donations for need-based aid for deserving student-athletes. A special, heartfelt thanks to Charlie and Mary Gofen for their support.
Strive: How You Lead Matters is an educational non-profit dedicated to spreading the power of character-driven leadership. We introduce student athletes and coaches to an intentional way of culture-building and leading – one rooted in self-awareness and empowered by a values-based, culture-driven community. We believe the practice of leadership is a winning strategy, with results seen on both the scoreboard and in life.
Nowhere is this work more evident than at our annual summer leadership academy, Sports Challenge. Our transformational 9 day fully immersive summer program for high school athletes. We passionately raise funds in order to make the experience accessible for student athletes from all walks of life.
Since 2013, 46 student athletes have made the journey from the Chicago area to Sports Challenge. During that time, $45,000 in need-based scholarships have been awarded to these deserving Chicago-based students athletes. This past summer alone, 11 student-athletes were able to attend and experience the immersive culture and development at the leadership academy after being awarded over $13,000 in scholarship aid.