DC Chapter Kicks Off!
So…what exactly are AFH Chapters? They were created when we saw the need for our expanding athlete network to connect across sport and background. Through these Chapters, athletes of all levels – professional! college! Olympic! Paralympic! – are able to join forces to help their communities and get to know one another through their shared desire to give back.
Last Saturday, that’s exactly what our DC Chapter did! US Track & Field Olympian Tiombé Hurd, members of the Howard Football team, Maryland Men’s Soccer alum Cody Albrecht and AFH CEO Jason Belinkie worked together on a sports equipment distribution project with Leveling the Playing Field to benefit Girls Global Academy. Some of the youth athletes from Girls Global joined in and got active along with the AFH Athletes.
“[AFH and AFH Athletes] are adding so much value to these young people and communities. It was great to see the vision in action.”Rachelle Bernadel, Track & Cross Country Coach at Girls Global Academy
“It was such a privilege to spend Saturday morning with leaders from all facets of our community! I am truly inspired by the teachers and students of the Girls Global Academy, and we had such a great time doing a variety of fun sports activities in partnership with Leveling the Playing Field. AFH’s contingent of nearly 20 professional and college athletes brought tremendous energy and insight to a visit that we will truly never forget.”Jason Belinkie, AFH CEO
We’re excited to host more of these events in DC and continue this work in other areas across the US!