Roy Hall of the Driven Foundation is Today’s Honoree

RoyHallA Cleveland native, Roy Hall attended Charles F. Brush High School where he was a football and basketball standout. He attended The Ohio State University on a full athletic scholarship. He was member of the 2002 National Championship Team. While maintaining a 3.2 GPA, Roy obtained a degree in marketing and was also a five time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete Award winner. The Indianapolis Colts selected Roy in the 5th round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Hall spent 4 seasons playing for the Colts and Detroit Lions.

In 2008, Roy established the DRIVEN Foundation with a goal of impacting the world, one life at a time through outreach events, mentorship programs and inspirational speaking. Since 2008 Roy Hall and DRIVEN have proudly distributed more than 350,000 pounds of FREE food to Central Ohio families.

DRIVEN mentorship programs build character by instilling values of honesty, integrity and individuality. Through reading sessions and small group discussions, young people to learn to apply these fundamentals through dialogue with their fellow students and DRIVEN staff.

A DRIVEN Mentorship program, Building MEN is a morning devotional built on biblical wisdom for fathers and sons, male mentors, and young men 12 years and older. Building MEN will focus on building our inward man as well as building our outward relationships with each other.

DRIVEN Fitness serves as a platform to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles including exercise and nutrition to combat childhood obesity. Engaging in sports drills and fitness exercises with youth around the community, DRIVEN and its staff not only demonstrate and model physical fitness, they dialogue about the importance of staying active and fueling the body properly.

DRIVEN Birthday Bash is an initiative to reach out to kids of all ages to provide them with a memorable, fun birthday “party” experience. This program ensures that families who may not otherwise be able to afford a celebration, can still create a day filled with cake, characters, and confetti-like decorations for their special child.

Since 2009 the DRIVEN Food Outreach has solidified itself as one of the most anticipated FREE FOOD events in Ohio. In the last three years, our event has distributed over 200,000 pounds of FREE food to nearly 3500 families. Learn more about our free food outreach!

Young women love to compete in athletics just as much as young men; especially in basketball. The DRIVEN Basketball gives us an opportunity to sponsor traveling young women’s basketball teams. We provide uniforms, and also contribute to funding traveling expenses and tournament costs. We currently have two teams in Phoenix, AZ.

This unique high school football tournament combines life skills development with the teaching of football fundamentals and techniques. Current and former NFL players use their knowledge and playing experience to help student athletes excel on and off the field.

The DRIVEN Foundation hosts a fun filled youth football camp! Children between the ages of 10-13 enjoy football drills and activities, led by former/current college and professional football players. It is our goal to combat childhood obesity through movement intense training. Children also receive mentorship during our ‘breakthrough’ sessions; focusing on the importance of excelling academically and building character. This camp is absolutely FREE!

DRIVEN staff members take time to visit and interact with children and adults facing life-changing medical conditions. Whether commuting to hospitals and assisted living homes, or hosting special guests at other venues, DRIVEN shares words of encouragement and inspiration, leaving smiles and hugs to help individuals keep moving through their journey ahead.

Visit Roy Hall for more information

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