Dick Vitale

“I have had the opportunity to know Jerod Ward for over two decades. During my association with Jerod Ward I have found him to be a young man with a great deal of passion and desire to be the best that he can be in pursuit of his goal and dreams. Jerod is a proud product of one of our great state Universities, University of Michigan, where he was an outstanding student/athlete. He is a man of his word and possesses outstanding values and has demonstrated a definite skill in inspiring and motivating people. Jerod would be a great asset to any group that would desire his talents in delivering a message on the game of life.”

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Dick Vitale

Martin Hurwitz

“ I have had the good fortune to work With Jay for the past two years. He has maximized my physical and mental conditioning. Having been a former NCAA athlete , I am grateful to Jay for helping me aspire to, reach and maintain peak performance”

Executive Coach and Strategic Consultant

Ken Waters

“Jay, your Empowerment Basketball Clinic exceeded all our expectations at the Sarasota Housing Authority. Our children residents found you to be engaging and motivating. They listened to and will remember your words and the fun they had on the court. Excited to do it again.”

Vice President of Resident Services
Sarasota Housing Authority

Darby Larkin

“Dr. Ward’s inspirational story about overcoming adversity, and the importance of grit and perseverance, made an impact on our students. I was certain that he hit a homerun with our student Athletes, but was delighted to see students approach him after his presentation from all walks of life – from our special needs students, to our Performing arts students, and everyone in between!”

Assistant Principal
Booker High School