Long story short

SportsHopes was founded by Jennifer Oliver in 2008. At that time she was helping her two sons with their own college aspirations. The process was very overwhelming. High school examinations. Getting transcripts in order. Contacting coaches from various universities. Figuring out how to get as much financial aid as possible. A lot of work needed to be done and it was confusing!

Having learned a great deal about the college process, Jennifer wanted to create an organization assisting student athletes transition from high school to college. The fact is most students and their families are unsure how to go about the entire process. They often wait too long to even submit applications for schools; amongst other things. This is exactly why for almost ten years SportsHopes has guided countless students through the high school to college process. The bottom line is, families want their students to have the best shot possible in obtaining a higher education.

SportsHopes is here to help your student attain their collegiate dreams. 

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Our Team

Jennifer Oliver
President & Founder


Lynda Foster
Vice President, Finance


Terry Daniel
Records Officer

Bill Whitton
Community Relations, High Schools  

Daniel Wright
Community Relations, Charter Schools


Florence Valentine
Community Relations, Colleges


Doris Allen
Community Relations, Community Colleges


Student Mentors

SportsHopes Student-Athlete Mentors are volunteers that mentor local high school and community college student-athletes, assist at fundraisers and events, as well as write articles pertaining to the pathway.

Alyssa Boisse, Founding Mentor
CSU, East Bay Graduate
“It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.”


Dash Oliver, Founding Mentor
UC Berkeley Graduate
“I would rather someone say I inspire them, then say I am the best.”


Jimmy Woodard, Founding Mentor
UC Berkeley Graduate
“Success is something you attract by the person you become.”