Using Their Voice
Up2Us Sports ambassadors help us spread the word about the power of a trained coach. These accomplished men and women use their voice to ensure every child has a trained coach-mentor who can help them reach their full potential.
If you're interested in becoming an ambassador, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Damon Allen Jr.
Professional boxer with an 15-1-1 record and 6 KO’s, six-time national champion as an amateur, was ranked #1 nationally as a lightweight, 2011 Olympic Trials participant
Cornerback for the Chicago Bears, 2012 Super Bowl Champion, 2012 NFC Champion, drafted 19th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft, NCAA All-American, 2010 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, played collegiately at the University of Nebraska
2011 female overall World Champion, reigning undefeated Pan-American Champion, three-time U.S. National Champion, currently the World Ranking leader in First (Female) Ascents, the first and only North American woman, and the youngest woman in the world, to climb the difficulty grade of 5.14d (9a), the hardest climb achieved by a Female Worldwide, first North American Woman to onsight 5.14a (8b+)
Power forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers, drafted 14th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year, played collegiately at the University of North Carolina
Retired NFL running back, played eight seasons with the New Orleans Saints, 2010 Super Bowl Champion, two-time Pro Bowl selection, 2002 NFC rushing leader, Saints all-time leader in three rushing categories, member of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame and Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame, drafted 23rd overall in the 2001 NFL Draft, played collegiately at Ole Miss
MLB Free Agent, 2016 MLB All-Star, three-time MiLB All-Star, drafted by Florida Marlins in 2009 MLB Draft, played collegiately at Texas Tech University
Guard for the WNBA Las Vegas Aces, 2017 All-Star and 3-Point Contest Runner-up, 2017 Sixth Woman of the Year, 2013 Champion, member of the USA Basketball Women’s Select Team, Georgetown’s all-time leader (male or female) in scoring and three-pointers made
Middleweight IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO Undisputed Champion, 2018 BWAA Female Fighter of the Year, two-time Olympic gold medalist, two-time amateur World Champion, first American to win back-to-back Olympic boxing gold medals, currently 9-0 with 2 TKO’s in her professional career
1988 Olympic gold medalist, winner of 21 singles titles and 112 doubles titles including 22 Grand Slams, member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, ESPN commentator
Collette V. Smith
First female coach for the New York Jets, First African American female coach in the NFL, Founder of Believe N You, Inc, Former Women's Pro Football League player and coach with the New York Sharks
2008 Olympic bronze medalist, 2007 World Championships silver medalist, 2011 Pan American Games gold medalist, swam collegiately at UCLA