2017 3rd annual Fundraiser brunch
For the past 4 years, Cross-Training Athletes into Believers (CTAB) has played an important role in our community, by utilizing basketball training as a way to empower student-athletes on and off the basketball court. This important work is supported largely by the trainees and the backing of generous donors who contribute to our organization.
While this has been a blessing, reliance on others has also inhibited the organization’s ability for long-term scheduling and planning. With our own facility, CTAB will be able to more efficiently and effectively execute its mission to empower youth on and off the court now and into the future.
So please, join for our 3rd annual fundraiser brunch, held on June 10th, 2017. Here we will detail our future endeavors as well as listen on a great inspirational message from player, coach, and mentor David Johnson. This will be an exciting day of fellowship, music, food, and more!! This is a day YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!!
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Meet the Keynote speaker
David Johnson graduated from Virginia's Maury High School in 1999 as a three years lettermen in varsity basketball. After graduation he received a full scholarship to play basketball at Hampton University and earned his Bachelor's degree in Sports Management there in 2005. Following his playing days at Hampton, DJ spent 5 years playing professionally. His professional career began with the Gainesville Knights of the World Basketball Association (WBA) where he helped lead his team to its 1st playoff berth in franchise history. DJ then spent two successful seasons in Mexico where he averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds each year. He completed his playing career in Turkey with two distinguished seasons in which he earned top 3 rankings in the league in multiple categories.
Now, DJ is a full time employee at providence day school in Charlotte, NC. He is the head J.V. girls basketball coach & assistant varsity coach. David has created his own basketball training program called, PRO SKILL, which he is a trainer who travels across the country to develop and teach life lesson through the game of basketball. DJ also serves as a outreach coordinator for Elevation Church, headed by Pastor Steven Furtick, at the Blakeney campus (http://elevationchurch.org/). David Johnson also serves on the welcome team at the church, each weekend during their weekend worship experience
Coaching Experience and Awards
TCIS & VISAA State Coach of the Year
Providence Day School Assistant Coach and 5 time State Champion
1st Team All Eastern District
All Tidewater Player of the Year ’99
1st Team All State ( Virginia)
Team MVP ‘ 99
M.E.A.C player of the week
2 time MEAC Conference Champion
Hampton University All Time Field Goal Percentage Leader
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A GROWING ORGANIZATION
CTAB FACTS SHEET
From 2016-2017 CTAB has doubled in size, servicing youth all over the Northern Virginia area.
In 2016, was able to raise and donate funds to TEENS WITH A PURPOSE organization, during CTAB's Mega Hoops STOP THE VIOLENCE Event in the Hampton Roads Area.
In 2016, CTAB donated 40 Thanksgiving baskets to families in need of a good meal.
2016, CTAB was able to support several student-athletes to participate in the AAU basketball spring and summer season.
From 2016-2017, over 20 CTAB scholarships was provided for student-athletes who were unable to afford a program like CTAB.
CTAB annually assists Comcast with their “Community Cares” Day, cleaning up different areas in Northern Virginia.
75% of CTAB’s student-athletes make their desired sports team. (From select basketball to AAU to middle and high school).
CTAB’s social networking presence on Facebook has over 1300 fans, and sends updates to over 500 people. CTAB also has over 1000 followers on Twitter and Instagram.
CTAB has hosted over 25 clinics for youth in Southern VA, Northern, VA, Maryland and Delaware.
CTAB has had media presences on Comcast Newsroom, WOLB 1010 Talk Radio, Z104 FM, The Hampton Roads Show, My Mind on Sports Broadcast, and Victorious Radio and Communication. They have recently created a partnership with ADIDAS and WAVA 105.1.
Between the CTAB training and AAU program; there are over 110 participants.
In 2017, CTAB's AAU program tripled from two teams to six teams- now including girls!
CTAB also provides:
Monthly life skills classes
Scholarships for kids who are unable to participate in not only training but the CTAB AAU teams
Free NCAA Eligibility Center review for parents who are unclear of the process for college bound student-athletes
Assistance with the college recruiting process
Free PSAT/SAT tests for those unable to afford them (sophomore-seniors)
Free SAT prep course (sophomore-seniors)
Discounted summer camps