Organized by: K. Marshae Willis
Grind4Fitness Athletics is a non-profit organization for inner-city youth. Your donation will sponsor inner-city youth who participate in Grind4Fitness Athletics by purchasing their uniforms, paying for tournaments, travel and gym rentals for practice.
Several months ago Grind4Fitness Athletics was started by myself and four family members to help provide a safe environment for youth. Our mission is to develop Student-Atheletes in a variety of sports, expose youth to opportunities and people outside their everyday lifestyles and mentor them to be disciplined, humble and confident in whatever they set their minds to.
As a result of the dedication of my coaches and I, our youth who were once getting detentions, suspensions, kicked out of class and incomplete assignments are no longer an issue.
Everyday I persevere and strive to be the best example for them by being a student-athlete myself. Grind4Fitness Athletics launched with our first sport being Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Basketball. Currently, we have two full boys teams and are developing our girls teams as well as additional boys teams.
There are 37 boys from the Englewood, South Shore, Washington Heights, Hyde Park, Bronzeville, Chatham, Park Manor, Avalon Park and Lansing areas who are apart of this organization.