It's all about the foundation.
To provide youth the avenues to reach personal, athletic, and academic success at a higher capacity through the use of athletic development, health & wellness education, and digital media.
The Spread DaLove Foundation's objective is to instill confidence and self-assurance into youth by offering education and self-improvement opportunities to those who lack positive role models and a clear direction in life.
The Spread DaLove Foundation will reach disadvantage youth by offering free activities, camps, clinics, and other events to help promote the importance of health & wellness education.
The Spread DaLove Foundation
Alexander Berry, Vice President / Co-Founder
Alex is the Vice President and Co-Founder of the Spread DaLove Foundation, and he also serves as both the Director of Digital Media & Community Outreach Coordinator. It was Alex’s creative idea to launch the first season of “Spread DaLove”, the YouTube sports media series, in which he single handedly directed, produced, and edited.
Alex has a passion for mentoring troubled youth from underprivileged communities. With that desire, Alex has led efforts to organize the Spread DaLove Foundation “Back 2 School Drive & Basketball Clinic”; an event which provided free backpack and school supplies to low income families in the greater Portland metropolitan area. In addition, Alex also spearheaded the Spread DaLove Foundation community give back, that provided free haircuts to youth, as well as free face and fingernail painting to elementary aged boys and girls.
Alex currently resides in Maryland, where he is a full time educator in Washington DC at a Public Charter School. Alex currently serves as a Student Development Specialist, and aides in the growth of behavioral & academic progress of underserved & at-risk youth.
Alex is a native of Portland, Oregon, it was there he that attended Benson Polytechnic High School and flourished as a standout student-athlete. Alex played his college football at Quincy University in Illinois, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Human Services.
Craig Woods, Director of Basketball Operations
Craig serves as the Director of Basketball Operations, as well as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Spread DaLove Foundation. His duties include scouting efforts for All-Star Showcase talent, game day operations, and directing Spread DaLove Summer Basketball Camps. Furthermore, as the foundation's Volunteer Coordinator, Craig is responsible for scheduling and organizing Volunteers for the All-Star Showcase, as well as other community events.
Craig brings a wealth of knowledge to the Spread DaLove Foundation, which includes 20 years coaching experience in the Portland (Ore.) metropolitan area. In 2007, Craig founded the Alternative Basketball League (ABL) which included Alternative High Schools from the Portland Area. In 2013, the ABL merged with the STARS Mentoring Program and now serves as one of the top recreational activities program for former gang members, underprivileged, and at-risk youth in the city of Portland.
During 2007 – 2010, Craig worked as the Adidas Youth Basketball Summer Camp Director, in which he implemented daily schedules, hired and supervised coaching staff, as well as maintained a health and safe learning environment for campers.
Since 1999, Craig has held positions as Head Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach at De La Salle North Catholic, Cleveland High School, and Oregon Episcopal School’s. In addition, Craig also has Head Varsity Coaching experience in both Volleyball (Riverdale HS) and Tennis (Jefferson HS) and is a certified USPTA member.
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