We aim to love others, bring people together and inspire leaders.
We initially founded Inspire Sports to create an awesome opportunity for kids with special needs to learn from their peer mentors. Indeed the mentors teach the specific sport but still come away doing the most learning. Our participants, and their families, are models of gratefulness and resilience that resonate with each mentor moving forward.
“Inspire Sports brought renewed perspective and gratefulness into my life. Seeing my participant smile made me light up instead. It clarified for me that the secret to life is giving.”
-David Brooker Inspire Mentor
Leaders Lead By Serving. - Love Wins. Love is an Action. - Inspire From Within.
Leaders Lead By Serving.
We believe the best leaders know how to quickly identify and meet the specific needs of those they serve. Leaders do not stand on the sidelines but rather take initiative to serve.
Meet our team
"Leading Inspire is truly a privelege. 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
OUR SPONSORS ARE FAMILY. THEY SHARE OUR BELIEF THAT LOVE AND MENTORSHIP CAN CHANGE LIVES. JOIN OUR MISSION!