Enriching lives and building leaders through sports, service, and cultural exchange.
A Word From Coach Pudge
Welcome to the MVP Athletics Dream Foundation, where we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of young athletes and their communities through the transformative power of sports. As a baseball coach for over 35 years, I have witnessed the incredible impact that athletics can have on developing leadership qualities such as teamwork, resilience, and discipline. Through coaching and traveling with teams around the world, I have also seen firsthand how sports can bring people together, develop leaders, and bridge cultural divides.
It is an honor to establish this foundation and have the opportunity to give back to the community through sports. Our efforts range from financing trips for underresourced individuals to coordinating equipment drives, rebuilding and enhancing field infrastructure, and conducting leadership trainings. We believe these initiatives can help foster multicultural experiences, build communities, and develop the leaders of tomorrow who will make a positive impact on this planet.
We are thrilled to embark on this expedition and see the positive impact that the MVP Athletics Dream Foundation will have on young athletes and the wider community. We thank you for your support in making our mission possible and invite you to join us on this exciting journey.
Mark "Pudge" Gjormand
Board of Directors
Senior Vice President, Development & Client Services, Interstate Logistics
"I volunteered to lead the board to help kids, families, and others experience sports and leadership opportunities through the MVP Athletics Dream Foundation. My family has benefitted from being involved with sports, great coaches and mentors for life, and we'd like to continue to participate in the goals and the journey the MVP Athletics Dream Foundation has embarked upon."
Principal, CJ Lake, LLC, Senior Advisor Husch Blackwell Strategies, Founding Partner, JPH Law Firm
"I am honored to be a Board member because the stated mission of the MVP Foundation is such a critical initiative and one I support strongly. I believe the Foundation objectives fulfill an existing gap in sports associated philanthropy."
O'Kelly E. McWilliams III
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
"I was honored to be asked to serve on the Board for the MVP Athletics Dream Foundation. It is an opportunity to combine my love of community, teamwork and athletics to serve and elevate others."
President and Co-Founder, MVP International Athletics
"Having traveled to the Dominican Republic with my own kids, I saw firsthand the transformative impact that sports can have on young people in underserved communities. Joining the MVP Athletics Dream Foundation allows me to be a part of something that is truly making a difference in the lives of young people and their families around the world."
Mark "Pudge" Gjormand
Founder, MVP International Athletics
Founder, MVP Baseball School
"As a baseball coach for over 35 years, I have witnessed the incredible impact that athletics can have on developing leadership qualities such as teamwork, resilience, and discipline. Through coaching and traveling with teams around the world, I have also seen firsthand how sports can bring people together, develop leaders, and bridge cultural divides.
It is an honor to establish this foundation and have the opportunity to give back to the community through sports."
President of Federal Services, Obscurity Labs
"I am excited be a part of something that is bigger than myself, that will increase opportunities for those less fortunate and that can have an impact on others lives far beyond my lifetime."
Chief Financial Officer at ncgCARE
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Managing Director, Carlyle Group
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We will offer unique travel experiences for young athletes and their families, providing opportunities for personal growth and development. Our travel experiences are designed to foster a sense of global citizenship and provide underresourced individuals with meaningful travel experiences.
Our commitment to supporting young athletes extends beyond travel experiences. Through equipment drives, we will provide underprivileged communities with the tools they need to participate in sports.
Disaster Relief and Rebuilding
We recognize that access to adequate sports facilities is crucial for young athletes to succeed. That's why we are committed to upgrading infrastructure in under-resourced communities worldwide.
We will help coaches and community leaders to travel to leadership conferences, organizational management seminars, and plan to develop our own curricula through Coach Pudge's decades of experience leading successful teams and building civic leaders.
We can't do this alone.
To kickstart our efforts, we are asking for donations to help us get off the ground. Every little bit counts. With your support, we can make a lasting impact and create a better future for all.
To provide young athletes and/or their families with growth and learning opportunities through international sports training & competition while also providing multicultural experiences. Our intention is to help evolve young athletes into global citizens with a greater understanding of the world we live in, by connecting with others and learning from others all while engaging in a shared love of sports. Making this opportunity available to all athletes may include (but is not limited to) awarding scholarships. In addition, providing opportunities for our athletes to give back to other worldwide communities include providing sporting equipment, conducting training clinics, and helping to create adequate sports facilities.