L.E.A.D.’s Annual Champions Draft Baseball Game & Luncheon connects promising, at-risk, youth with business and community influencers in Atlanta and recognizes individuals/ organizations who make a difference in the areas of crime, poverty and racism in our City.


LEAD’s mission is to empower Black boys to overcome crime, poverty and racism through the sport of baseball. We develop the young men we serve into Ambassadors – civically engaged, consequential leaders who are prepared to lead and transform Atlanta. We have our eyes set on MISSION: 100 – having 100 Ambassadors in Atlanta Public Schools by 2026. When you answer the call and become a LEAD Champion, you help us get closer to this goal.


100% High School Graduation Rate

93% College Enrollment Rate

90% Scholarship Rate

3000+ Annual Service Hours


Gifts raised from this event will help sustain and grow LEAD’s year-round, sports-leadership programming that serves 350 at-risk, Black boys in Atlanta’s inner-city communities. To learn more about the founders, CJ & Kelli Stewart, click here. Check out this impact feature on two of LEAD’s Ambassadors: LEADing The Way In Atlanta.

The Champions Draft Experience

A fulfilling and empowering experience, Champions from various industries and walks of life are recruited to step up to the plate and go to bat for some of Atlanta’s hidden treasures: The L.E.A.D. Ambassadors.

The Selection Process

For Champions who answer the call, Ambassador Captains will divide them between two teams. Champions (or the designated proxy) will receive an Ambassador uniform (jersey, pants, belt, hat) on game day. Champions must provide their own cleats.

Game Day

Champions and Ambassadors will play a 7-inning or 90-minute baseball game with modified rules. Immediately following the game, everyone will fellowship at the Champions luncheon.




Grand Slam // $10,000

  • Title Sponsor
  • Roster Spot on Champions Team
  • Name on Braves Vision Board
  • Logo on Front of Game Jersey
  • Logo on Event Banner
  • Logo on Event T-Shirt
  • Remarks at Champions Luncheon
  • Full Page Ad in Event Program
  • (5) Passes to Attend Champions Luncheon

Home Run // $7,500

  • Roster Spot on Champions Team
  • Name on LED Runner Board
  • Logo on Event Banner
  • Logo on Jersey
  • Logo on Event T-Shirt
  • 1/2 Page in Event Program
  • (3) Passes to Attend Champions Luncheon

Triple Play // $5,000

  • Logo on Event T-Shirt
  • Luncheon Sponsor
  • 1/2 Page Ad in Event Program
  • (2) Passes to Attend Champions Luncheon

Double Play // $2,500

  • Logo on Event T-Shirt
  • Dugout Sponsor
  • 1/4 Page Ad in Event Program