Thank you for visiting our site and for your interest in getting to know more about our youth empowerment mission – iconic32 Sports Lab – a 501(c)(3) non-profit launched in July 2014 with two friends from college, former NBA player Felipe Lopez and renowned creative director Sergio Morales. Our personal and collective philanthropic goal, since the first day we all met at St. John’s University, has been to help and empower as many disadvantaged children as possible – and to date the iconic32 Sports Lab has impacted more than 2,000 lives of student athletes that have enrolled in our program. I am asking for your support to help us continue our commitment to fulfilling this purpose.
As a quick background – iconic32 Sports Lab is a performance enrichment platform created to help underprivileged youth enhance their athletic, academic, innovative and civic potential, in order to maximize success on and off the ﬁeld. Since iconic32 Sports Lab’s inception, we have provided coaching, mentorship, and leadership training. We have served as a platform for youth to network, to motivate each other, and to share ideas in an ecosystem that fuels progressive thinking, and in turn, action.
Our next event, Summer Youth Sports Competition and College Fair, is on June 25, 2016 at Flushing Meadows Park (soccer fields 8 & 9). We are reaching out to friends and family in our ecosystem to help us reach our goal of raising $5K.
Your generous support will help us continue to build our youth leadership programs, as well as provide academic scholarships to three of our senior student athletes from our Soccer Academy – George Juela, Diego Borjas, and Carlos Ghanzi – who are all graduating with Honors. Carlos Luque, an English teacher at Pan American International High School, shares the following about the recipients: “I’ve known Carlos Ghanzi and George Juela throughout their 4 years at Pan American International High School. I have seen these young men tackle the struggles of adjusting to a new country and learning a new language. They have consistently given their best and overcome obstacles, both in the classroom and on the sports field. These gentlemen are intelligent, resilient, and deserve a chance to prove that they can succeed in college.”
Thank you in advance for supporting iconic32 Sports Lab’s mission and we hope to see you on June 25th.
Steve Espaillat, Co-Founder
iconic32 Sports Lab