Athletes Charitable Member AJ Terrell

ReceiveS Prestigious Award

 

Athletes Charitable member, AJ Terrell Jr., professional NFL cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons and founder of the AJ Terrell Foundation was recently awarded the John Lewis Emerging Leader Award by the 100 Black Men of Atlanta. This prestigious award is presented to an individual under 35 years old that has already begun to leave a lasting impact and represents the next generation of leaders with their character and work in the community.

100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. presented this honor at their Honors Gala themed “Empowering our Youth” on Saturday, June 24. This highly anticipated Honors Gala aims to raise funds supporting 100 Black Men of Atlanta’s mission of providing college preparatory services and mentorship to at-risk Atlanta youth.  More than 850 people attended the sold-out event chaired by Ambassador Andrew Young and Billye Aaron, which raises funds to provide college prep services and mentorship to at-risk Atlanta youth.

AJ Terrell played college football for Clemson University and was drafted to the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 2020 draft. Since that time, AJ has been leaving an impact on and off the field with the establishment of his AJ Terrell foundation. The mission of his foundation is to establish and administer programs for youth to participate in football camps in safe, competitive, and educational environments that are delivered with the highest degree of efficiency, consistency, integrity, quality, and fairness. AJ has exemplified the pillars of the John Lewis emerging leader award through his multiple philanthropic efforts including the successful completion of his second youth football camp hosted this summer. AJ is a big proponent of giving back to his community by investing time and resources into organizations including 100 Black Men of America, Inc., West Lake High School, and Douglasville youth programs. 

This award is well deserved and we are all proud to have you on our team of Giving Legends! Congratulations to AJ!

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United Charitable Launches Podcast

Our Athletes Charitable staff joined the United Charitable team at our headquarters in Loudon, Virginia last week to celebrate the Inspired Changemakers podcast launch. $1,250 was donated to Loudoun Cares on behalf of United Charitable and the Inspired Changemakers podcast. Check out the Inspired Changemakers podcast on YouTube and all podcast platforms to hear inspiring stories about people making a difference in their community.

 

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Hannibal’s Huddle

Wisdom from an industry expert and the leader of Athletes Charitable

 

“It is never too early for young athletes to commit to building a legacy through service. As they grow as leaders in their field of play, my advice is for them to consider what it looks like to be a leader in their community. There are a number of ways for them to create community impact, from volunteerism in partnership with local non-profits to programs and initiatives built out under the umbrella of their own foundation. If they take advantage of the opportunity to create meaningful connections and spur positive change throughout their playing career, they will have a much easier time making a purposeful transition out of collegiate and professional sport.”

-Hannibal Navies