Oregon's top high school basketball players competed head to head on April 9th at Concordia University. The 4th annual Oregon All-Star Showcase featured the top boys and girls in the state. The 2017 MVP honors went to St. Mary's Academy Bendu Yeaney (Indiana), Southridge's Kaelin Immel (Air Force), West Linn's Nolan Bertain and Westview's Mason Elliott.
The Spread DaLove Foundation is a 501(c) 3 charitable non-profit organization designed to engage youth by offering free activities, camps, clinics, and other events to help effectively promote the importance of exercise & fitness, as well as health & wellness education.
The S.T.A.R.S. Mentoring Program is a non-profit organization that was implemented to help keep Portland youth active in the gym and out of gang and street activities. S.T.A.R.S. works directly with local alternative schools to keep at-risk students on track to graduate on time. For more about the S.T.A.R.S. Mentoring Program check out "Spread Da'Love, episode 4, season 1.
Spread DaLove Foundation President & Co-Founder Da’Love Woods has been selected the 2018 St. Mary's Academy Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in Athletics & Community Service. Her experience as a professional basketball player paired with a Master’s in Education are two qualities that truly make Da'Love unique in our community. Da’Love mentors youth with an emphasis in education through sports activities; Da'Love embodies what it means to be successful in both sports, education and community outreach.
2018 Honored Alumnae