Jordynn is a finalist for the USA Today "I AM SPORT AWARD" for Community Service!
Jordynn is a finalist for the "I Am Sport Award" for Ellis County for her community service efforts.
The I AM SPORT Award was created to honor high school student athletes who volunteer their time to benefit those in their community. The three finalists and winner who received the most votes will be revealed during the show after voting closes on 4/7/21.
To vote for Jordynn click here
Caitlyn Supports the POWERFUL Fundraiser and Donates to the Foundation!
Caitlyn “Cookie” Johnson, 13 year old Student Athlete, recently supported the POWERFUL shirt fundraiser, donated 9 pairs of track spikes and made a cash donation! With Caitlyn’s help, the foundation was able to buy 2 more pairs of athletic shoes.
She works hard in the classroom and has a passion for serving in the community as a Girl Scout. She is a Level 9 Gymnast and a Track & Field Jumper who’s athletic abilities consistently helps her soar to new heights.
She aspires to take her talents to the collegiate level and use her platform to advocate for affordable health care for victims of brain trauma.
Thank you, Caitlyn!
Run United Donated 10 pairs of Shoes to the Foundation!
Run United, a specialty running shoe store in Mansfield, TX, has donated 10 pairs of shoes to the foundation to support our mission of giving back to Youth Athletes all over the world. This is the second time that the store has made a great impact on our mission and goals. The partnership and support has been amazing and we are all very grateful!
The Foundation Received 16 Pairs of Athletic Shoes from Luxembourg!
Vera Hoffmann is an amazing middle distance runner from Luxembourg. And the foundation was able to connect with her and arrange for 16 pairs of athletic shoes to be sent to the Foundation to support our mission!
We are grateful to receive the donation as it will go to athletes in need.
Thank you Vera @vera.hoffmann1500
Baseball Gear sent to Venezuela!
Through the Foundations fundraising efforts, we were able to send some essential baseball gear to Julio Alejandro in Venezuela! He’s a hard working athlete who puts his all into the sport. It’s also great that he’s a young leader and leads by example.
Ashlee Powers shares her story!
I didn't have a lot growing up. Before moving to Newport Beach (in a mobile home, might I add), we lived in a low income community in a house owned by my grandma. That was a step up, because when I was even younger, we lived in only one of the 5 bedrooms with a bunch of strangers.
Newport Beach was a sacrifice and it put our family in more financial strain than ever. My mom brought home one paycheck for 5 of us just so we can run at Corona del Mar HS. I'm embarrassed to say this, but even buying running shoes was a big to do. I would either have to call my estranged father, because I was the "stronger" personality - this would later lead to the end of our relationship or if I was lucky, Coach Sumner would have a lightly used pair for me to run in.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One of the adults would "sponsor" me to go to altitude camp with the team. To make up for the debt, I would help with my Coach's non-profit, Magic Shoe, and do his outreach calls when needed. This feeling of helplessness and needing others to step in to support me made me embarrassed to seek out help, but also inspired me to make something of myself and running to make their efforts worth it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is why I am POWERFUL, and why Jordynn's new foundation JW Believe Foundation speaks to me. JW Believes raises money for youth athletes all over the world to provide financial aid and essential gear, helping those in need. As someone who was in that position growing up, I understand the importance of a Foundation like this. I know I was not alone. I was fortunate enough to have adults around me who believed in me, and I am now paying forward.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
By purchasing this shirt or other merchandise on her site, you too can be a part of the change and support youth athletes in need. 100% of proceeds goes towards the JW Believe Foundation.
Ashlee Powers, Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier
Jordynn will be an Ambassador for Argentina Youth Athletics League
Jordynn was approached and accepted an opportunity to be an Ambassador (Madrina) for a newly formed Youth Athletics League in Argentina. This will be a great opportunity for the JW Believe Foundation to continue to support youth athletes on a global level.
Jordynn Awarded the Life Leader Award
JW Believe Foundation Partners with 110 Ring!
Partnered with 110Ring to design Jordy x 110 apparel pieces to help raise money for youth in sports. 110 will also support the foundation efforts with gathering shoes and other small gifts for athletes. To check out the collection click here.
JW Believe Foundation Receives Apparel Donation!
JW Believe Foundation receives generous donation of all apparel inventory from Mighty Like Moe. BIG thank you to Dave & Colleen Moerlein. Additionally, grateful to receive the blessing from who the brand was inspired by, Maureen Mancuso (Mighty Moe).
JW Believe Foundation Sends Shoes to Athletes!
Just in time for Christmas! With Support from Run United Specialty shoe store, we were able to gift 50 pairs of track spikes and running shoes to athletes in Argentina, Venezuela, Bahamas and Dallas, TX.
Jordynn Travels to the Bahamas and Donates Athletic Shoes to Youth Athletes!
Jordynn was invited to compete in a track & field invitational in the Bahamas. Wanting to show her appreciation, she gathered 20 pairs of track spikes, apparel pieces and athletic bags to gift to youth athletes. This is where it all started and the foundation was established!