The purpose of The Rookie Foundation is to create athletic and social programs to support and encourage youth in becoming educated, productive, and caring members of society. The Rookie Foundation was formed to teach youth the productive mechanisms of team sports, teamwork, discipline, cooperation, setting goals, strong work ethics, and establishing moral values. We teach these concepts through the professional athletes who are living examples of these principles. We work closely with community leaders using sports and professionals as a vehicle to bond with youth. The Rookie Foundation was formed for the charitable purposes of building a strong connection with America's vulnerable youth, as well as fostering moral, spiritual, physical and emotional connections. The Rookie Foundation is committed to the idea that by providing youth with a wholesome, intellectually stimulating environment anchored in athleticism and supervised by a caring team of professionals, any child can embrace the challenges of success.