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Let’s just say it all started during a Mission Trip to help rebuild a village called Villa Esperanza in Puerto Rico, of which had 130 homes standing before Hurricane Maria and 7 of the 130 homes barely survived the aftermath. During this trip I promised 2 teenagers in this hard hit village, I’d get a couple basket balls shipped to them. I stopped to play basketball with them, on a dirt driveway which had a portable rim that would break every 5 shots or so.
Sam DancilFounder/ President/Treasurer
Rev. Mike Czyz was born in Syracuse and has lived in the Phoenix, NY area his whole life. He has taught a Foundations of Faith class for over 30 years. Pastor Mike received his credentialing through the Assemblies of God and is serving as a Care Pastor.It is his desire to assist people, connect relationally and spiritually, and he strives to help people in need.
Rev. Mike CzyzSenior Vice President of Advisory
Jeremiah was born and raised in Western New York. He has been working with youth both vocationally and voluntarily since 2000.He continues to have a strong passion to help students to live the best possible version of their lives.
Rev. Jeremiah PoulsenVice President of Advisory/Secretary
Originally from the Ilion, NY, Jeff studied History and Political Science at the College of Saint Rose. He spent time volunteering at Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus. It was while playing soccer with the youth during recreation time that Jeff saw the impact sports can be towards building stronger relationships.
Currently serving as Assistant Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse, Jeff continues to learn more about the issues plaguing local youth and utilize his skills and resources to create valuable learning experiences and opportunities for them. He strives to be a positive and trusted leader in the Syracuse community.
Jeffrey EysamanDirector of Community Outreach
Amanda has sat on many boards of great organizations and wants to make a change in our community. She truly embodies what a selfless person is. Her time and dedication to this cause and her many other causes inspires greatness.
Amanda also serves as Exhaulted Ruler of the Cortland Elks Lodge and has two children, Ian and Natalie, who inspire her to work with our youth.
Amanda FunkDirector of Operations
A Syracuse resident of over 35 years, Mary loves to give back to the community and watch our children thrive. It was her time with Pack 65 and Cub Scouts she saw firsthand children who needed physical activity.
Mary has two children, Gavin, 19, and Mackenzie, 3, who inspire her every day to make sure every child has access to the simple things that make being a kid