We were created to inspire the next generation by serving youth with special needs and sharing perspective-changing stories.
At Inspire Sports, we believe that every child is infinitely valuable. In response to this belief, we create opportunities for children with special needs to get in on the action and for athletes to develop leadership skills through 75-minute clinics and in-school programs.
“Inspire Sports brought renewed perspective and gratefulness into my life. Seeing my participant smile made me light up. It clarified for me that the secret to life is giving.”
-David Brooker Inspire Mentor
Serve - Love - Inspire
We get children with special needs in on the action through 1-hour camps and in-school programs.
Meet our team
"Leading Inspire is truly a privilege. watching mentors and participants meet for the first time is priceless. Mentors learn and grow from their partnered athlete while athletes learn and grow from their mentor. We are very blessed to have incredible support to fulfill our mission to serve, love, and inspire.”
Lucas is passionate about transforming hearts and minds through love and mentorship. in the past five years, lucas has shared this passion with thousands of educational, business, and athletic leaders. He currently is a middle school educator in the Appleton Area School District. Lucas has been the owner and director of Synergy Basketball Camps since 2011. He has trained hundreds of athletes each year from all age and ability levels.
“Inspire Sports has given me the opportunity to give back. The relationships that we have the privilege to build are remarkable. We work with so many people, from parents and coaches to volunteers and athletes, that are truly heroes in their communities.”
Katie earned a Bachelor’s degree with majors in physical education, health education, and a minor in Spanish. She currently is a physical education teacher within the Appleton Area School District. Katie has boundless enthusiasm, a poised demeanor, and an eye for organization
Erik Van Eperen
“This is the type of organization that has been missed in our society. I am very excited to help bring the benefit of athletics to athletes too accustomed to watching from the sidelines.“
Erik earned a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Pre-Med from the University of Notre Dame and is currently pursuing his MD. He has taught, studied, and coached throughout the world. Erik is a people’s person and puts developing relationships as a top priority.
Schools we Have worked with
Some of our Partners
OUR SPONSORS ARE FAMILY. THEY SHARE OUR BELIEF THAT LOVE AND MENTORSHIP CAN CHANGE LIVES. JOIN OUR MISSION!