There’s a great quote by Paulo Coelho that helps put what we are about in perspective:

“Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first, they have to understand that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions"

Relationships are powerful. Our one to one connections with each other are the foundation to change and building relationships with people from different cultures is key to building diverse communities, that are powerful enough to achieve significant goals. There is no community without culture as it defines our understanding of the world and creates meaningful connections among people.

At Sport-ified, our story is rooted in the vision of our founder, a Nigerian woman, driven by a passion to recreate the enriching experiences of her childhood for the youth of today. Growing up in Africa, she witnessed firsthand the transformative power of Sports and Culture in fostering leadership, unity and community. Upon immigrating to the United States, she was determined to create a space where children from African immigrant families could feel a sense of belonging and connection to their heritage.

However, our mission extends far beyond cultural boundaries.

While our roots run deep through the African diaspora, we welcome everyone and anyone to experience the joy, traditions, and camaraderie our program has to offer. By fostering cross-cultural connections through sports, we hope to inspire understanding, unity, and mutual respect. We believe that diversity enriches our community and strengthens our collective experience. Regardless of ethnicity or background, all children are embraced and encourage to participate in our program.

At the heart of our event, lies a vibrant celebration of who we are as a people. We take immense pride in showcasing the rich tapestry of traditions that shape our community's identity. From the pulsating rhythms of African music to the African food being served, the infectious energy and joy that emanate from our cultural expressions create an atmosphere that transcends boundaries and unites us all.

We also embrace the opportunity for our kids to showcase the stunning artistry of African fashion. By seamlessly intertwining sports with these authentic cultural elements, we aim to provide an immersive experience that not only promotes physical activity but also fosters a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of our culture. It is our way of ensuring that the vibrant traditions that have shaped our identities continue to thrive and inspire generations to come.

At the core of Sport-ified is a commitment to promote happiness , embrace the joy of face-to-face interactions and discover the positive impact of physical activity on mental well-being. Every child deserves a vibrant, active and fulfilling childhood.