Jermel President Adds an Extra Ingredient to Oatmeal Recipe.
Charleston, SC—The DAE Foundation will begin the Oatmeal Recipe program in January 2015. The program, created by College of Charleston alum Jermel President, will train and guide young student-athletes throughout their elementary, middle and high school careers. Fifty kids will be chosen from different Tri-County schools, based on their academic performance to participate.
President isn’t the only one who believes the Oatmeal Recipe is needed in Charleston and surrounding areas. NBA Hall of Fame forward, Rick Barry endorsed the program in February 2014.
“The United States needs a program like this to help grow the great game of basketball, while teaching other important values to the participants,” Barry states, “The all-encompassing Oatmeal Recipe program focuses on the key elements necessary to succeed: proper fundamental training of the skills required to play the game, proper nutrition to be at their physical peak while playing and proper educational mentoring to prepare the student athletes for life.”
There is a tremendous amount of athletic talent in South Carolina; however, student-athletes lack academic strength and skill development. The Oatmeal Recipe will teach students how to execute basketball techniques and develop their skills. The program will also focus on AAU Basketball, nutrition, strength/conditioning and SAT/ACT prep. As the participants get older, they will experience college visits, clearing house qualification, exposure camps and college workouts.
Just like any other non-profit organization, funding is limited to provide these services. The DAE Foundation will host the 2014 Gus Macker of Charleston Basketball Tournament on July 19-20, in efforts to raise funds for the Oatmeal Recipe. The Macker is a family event for basketball players of all skill levels! In addition to a good game, attendees can expect food and activities from locally owned businesses.
DAE’s mission is to educate and train student-athletes to become skilled, effective and responsible citizens of their communities. DAE addresses the needs of student-athletes in a holistic manner, combining innovative basketball skills training with an emphasis on moral character, academic progress, and overall physical and mental health. Visit www.daefoundation.org for updates and information, or like the DAE Foundation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/daefoundation.