JH News — Past Events

Atlanta CODP Judo

In a partnership with the United States Olympic Committee's (USOC) Community Olympic Development Program (CODP), Jeremy's Heroes will assist judo athletes on their road to becoming U.S. Olympians. The CODP was created in 1996 to identify and foster progressing athletes from the beginning stages of development to the elite level. The USOC has set up five CODP sites across the nation, each of which focuses on different Olympic sports and strives to get athletes to the elite National Governing Bodies (NGB) programs, which then choose the U.S. Olympic teams.


DC Scores
WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY — May 27th, 2002

DC SCORES is one of Washington DC's largest academic and athletic after-school programs. DC SCORES partners with twenty-one DC Public Elementary Schools to provide soccer and creative writing activities for over six hundred children citywide. This unique combination of activities succeeds in engaging children in poetry and fiction and exciting them about soccer five days per week after school. Both of these activities serve to educate the children about leadership, commitment and teamwork. Established in 1994, DC SCORES serves as the flagship site for other SCORES programs in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. While the DC School system is downsizing summer programs, the endowment from Jeremy's Heroes will ensure that 20 kids from the DC SCORES program will attend the American Soccer Academy at American University during the week of June 24, 2002.


Harlem Street Squash
New York, NY February 25th, 2002

Founded in September 1999 by social worker/competitive squash player, George Polsky, StreetSquash is an after-school youth enrichment program that combines academic tutoring with squash instruction, community service, and one-on-one mentoring. Working with 28 boys and girls from two public schools in West Harlem, New York for a seven-year period, the program's goals are: to improve academic performance; to develop an ethic of hard work and commitment; to boost self-confidence; to increase school attendance. Jeremy's Heroes awarded StreetSquash with an endowment for four kids to travel to four tournaments on the squash circuit next season. The donation will cover the hotel, transportation, tournament fees and a day of sightseeing in each city.


Hoop Stars
BROOKLYN, NY Jan. 7th, 2002

A Chicago-based youth basketball league founded by 13-year-old Meaghan Kelly. Thanks to a generous donation to Jeremy's Heroes by Nike, each member of the league--over 50 young basketball players--received a new pair of Nike basketball shoes and a trip to a Chicago Bulls game, including an opportunity to meet many of the Bulls players at a pre-game award ceremony at United Center.


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