Last name: We Fight Together Inc.
Location: Based in Willingboro
Area served: Currently Burlington County, but eventually all of New Jersey
Key management members: David R. Dunkerson, Founder and Chairman; Katelyn Gorham, secretary; Julie Brantley, Treasurer.
We Fight Together Inc. was established in 2019 to address and improve common issues in youth and amateur sports.
We Fight Together Inc. is on a mission to serve the needs of athletes, parents, coaches and organizations within our communities by providing a variety of support and youth/amateur sports programs. Supported by a strong team of dedicated leaders, our organizational structure will provide opportunities and build community relationships while ensuring competitive yet safe sportsmanship.
The goal is to be the biggest and best sports league in New Jersey by 2030. After becoming the biggest and best in New Jersey, we want to expand across the country.
The most significant achievement of the past year was obtaining our 501(c)(3) status.
Multisport League: We will be offering a variety of youth and amateur sports, allowing parents/guardians and athletes to be more aware of other sports going on – allowing greater access to register to play and be a constantly familiar organization.
Ambassador Program: Our Ambassador and Junior Ambassador program showcases the talents and lifestyles of our athletes, making them role models for their communities. WFT Ambassadors are passionate about their sporting activity, and this program will help them succeed at the next level.
Healthy eating can profoundly affect your or your child’s health by helping to maintain a healthy weight, stabilize moods, sharpen the mind and ward off various health issues. Our nutrition program will offer and suggest more nutritious options, assistance with access to food and water, or any other nutritional needs you or your family may have.
We will provide space for group mental wellness sessions to allow our athletes and their families to meet others struggling with similar issues. We will cultivate a safe space for all players and families. WFT will hold Mental Health Days to give a break from work, school and sports to allow everyone to decompress, relax and talk about any issues.
Provide volunteer career opportunities to help people gain experience in the career fields they want to achieve. A work-based learning and teaching experience that takes place in the community or brings community partners into the classroom to help our athletes develop the confidence to make informed choices about their future employment goals .
Local businesses and small businesses have been our support system. Our biggest supporters are:
- Keller Williams Real Estate Agent Julie Brantley
- First Generation Legacy Transport
- Beauty Pixieyy
- American Income Life Insurance Co.
- The sport field
You can view our sponsors and their services at wftleague.org/sponsors.
We just had our very first fundraiser. A family skating party introduced our organization. Our next fundraising event is a shoe drive and golf tournament featuring former NFL players Irving Fryar, Mike Rozier, Fred Baxter and Mike Mamula. The tournament will take place on October 22 at the Rancocas Golf Club in Willingboro. Sign up at givebutter.com/wftgolf.
We want to be more than a sports organization. We Fight Together intends to provide everything that comes with sports, such as education and literacy, nutrition, mental health and more. Our organization is dedicated to supporting not only our athletes, but also the parents, coaches, other sports organizations and communities we serve and will serve. The aim is to address the common issues of youth and amateurs in sport and to provide various programs to address these concerns. The first step to making all of this possible is to raise awareness of our organization and make our leagues a safe place with high quality programs.
For general information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org; for our secretary, contact email@example.com to see how you can join We Fight Together. Or visit our website at wftleague.org for more information.