This weekend, L.E.A.D. will be finalizing applications and selecting new families into our Fall Legacy League program.  The Legacy League is America‘s 1st fall instructional play league that focuses specifically on inner city middle and high school talent.
Being accepted in this program makes dreams become reality.  The reality of now being in a program that provides access to college through academics and baseball.
L.E.A.D. Ambassador Mendez Elder who is a two year member once told me that it is his dream to attend GA Tech as a student athlete.  “If I can’t go to Tech, I don’t want to go to college!” Mendez is currently a junior at Grady High School (Atlanta Public Schools) and GT’s Head Baseball Coach Danny Hall knows Mendez on a first name basis. 
L.E.A.D. Ambassador Desmond Stegall is a one year member and a senior at Benjamin Mays High School (APS).  He also wants to attend GA Tech as a student athlete.  This weekend, he attended a prospect clinic held by GA Tech and graded high on their baseball evaluation.  He told me after the clinic that “this is where I belong Coach.” He made that statement because L.E.A.D. trained him professionally and exposed him to competition against hundreds of the top high school players in the nation as well as some of the nations top travel baseball teams. 
L.E.A.D. Ambassador Brandon Brinkley is currently a freshman at Selma University and a recent graduate of Booker T. Washington High School (APS).  Let’s just say that baseball hasn’t been  the most popular sport at the school.  Rumor speaks to Dr. Martin Luther King being a member of the baseball before graduating and attending Morehouse College.  There hasn’t been a scholarship baseball player come from Washington High School in over 15 years.  Brandon has cut a trail for several young men at the school to follow.  He once told me that “I will do anything to play in college.  I just want a chance!”
L.E.A.D. is charged with helping young men who want the most out of life achieve their dreams: attending and excelling in college; becoming entrepreneurs, attorneys and physicians; being civic minded and leaders in their communities.
L.E.A.D. is bigger than baseball and the support of communities in this state and across the country helps us to make dreams a reality.  We need help from you so that we can help more families.  Can you help us make dreams come true?