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
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.