Organized By Kids – For Kids
Meet the Sports Drive team, and see who does what to make the event successful! A full list of founding members can be found here.
Founding Member | Boys & Girls Club Coordinator | Event Tickets
Matt Wagonhurst started it all when he was going through his closet and found a pair of baseball cleats that he had outgrown but never worn, and he wanted to find a way to give them to someone who needed them. Since then the sports drive has gained over 40 members and has had 2 very successful events, Matt has devoted much of his time to working with Kim Kjar, the athletic director of the Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Clubs, to plan the events to perfection. Matt has also worked with local charities and other non-profits to distribute Sports Drive Tickets to kids who really need them.
Founding Member | Scholarship Program | Website Designer
Elijah Bittleston has been a part of the Sports Drive since the very beginning, and alongside Eddie, has led one of the largest contributing schools in bringing in hundreds of donations, as well as raising awareness of the organization in the community. Elijah has also taken charge of the Sports Drive Scholarship Program by implementing and managing the donation system, as well as garnering support for the program. In addition, Elijah has spent much of his time designing and maintaining the website, which has greatly increased awareness of the Sports Drive.
Founding Member | Corporate Sponsorships | Promotions
Eddie Conk has been an indispensable member from the birth of the Sports drive, and is a major factor in making the Drive happen successfully every year. Eddie has help run the program at Laguna Blanca School, both raising awareness for the Sports Drive as well as taking in large amounts of donations every year. Eddie has also garnered support from nationwide companies including Big 5 and Sports authority.. who have provided the sports drive with large amounts of donations and have implemented programs that allow people to donate money to the Sports Drive while buying equipment at the stores.