It is young people who will lead us forward to bright futures. Proud to introduce three new Student-Athlete Mentors for SportsHopes. All maintained excellent academics while in high school, are upstanding young people in our local communities and competed in sports while in high school. Congratulations and much appreciation to you all!

Donovan Kimball: Donovan is a freshman at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is a 2016 graduate of James Logan High School in Union City, CA. While in high school he competed on the football and basketball teams. Football is his favorite sport and he has welcomed an opportunity to train and walk-on to UNLV Football. Donovan has many fields of interest and will focus on selecting a major after he completes his first two years of undergraduate studies. Home base: Union City, CA
“Keep persevering. It’s what you do when challenges occur that will lead you to success.”

Garvey Buchongo: Garvey is a freshman at Califonia State University, Sonoma, where she will compete in track and field. Garvey is a 2016 graduate of Hercules High School in Hercules, CA. During her high school years she competed in track and field and she also founded a tiny organization called “The Freedom to Run” project which donates lightly used track and field shoes and clothes to youth in need who participate in the sport. Garvey is interested in Kinesiology as a field of study. Home base: Hercules, CA
“Be an inspiration to yourself. Self-motivation is the basis for inspiring others.”

Ian Hutchinson: Ian is a freshman at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA, where he will compete in cross country and track. Ian is a 2016 graduate of Newark Memorial High School in Newark, CA. While in high school he also competed in cross county and track distance races. Ian plans to study Business and will apply to the Haas School of Business at Cal. Home base: Newark, CA
“Never forget who has helped you along the way. Without them many things would not be possible.”