Athlein Inc
BRADENTON FL 34203-7726
Providing funding for high school student athletes to attend state football camps to secure college scholarships.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms Michelle M Shad
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2012
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2017
State Registration Yes May 2017
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement
Currently, Athlein is working with only one high school in the area. We would like to grow the program to be able to include two more local high schools for the summer of 2017.
Athlein would like to raise enough funding to set up the infrastructure to be able to grow each coming year to meet this need for more deserving student athletes.  
Needs Statement
  1. Athlein would like to raise enough funding to invite more schools from Manatee County to participate in the scholarship program to send student athletes to the Rutgers Summer Football Camp 2017 and  Clemson Summer Football Camp 2017. 16 Students  / $16,000.00 ($1,000.00 per student participating)
  2. Athlein would like to raise funding to bring the website up par with other scouting websites. $2500.00
  3. Athlein would like to find business professionals  to serve on our Board of Directors or to work as volunteers with the student athletes after they finish the summer camp and sign their college scholarships commitments. 
  4. Athlein would like grow the reach of the donors for allowing a larger conversation about how, for a relatively small amount that secures a plane ride and a camp fee a student athlete's hard work can equal a college education.
  5. As we grow this program with more players next year, we would like to raise the funds to set up a permanent office where Athlein would be located.
Background Statement
Athlein is the result of a conversation between a parent, a coach and a need. "Marginal Players" are student athletes that have met the academic and athletic requirements to get scouted for college but because of the multitude of similar players in the south, have problems getting exposure and scouted. The coach had two students that he knew if he could get them to the Rutgers 3 Day Summer Football Camp, he could get them scouted for a college scholarship. 
In the summer of 2010, Athlein sent two student athletes from Palmetto High School, Palmetto, FL to the Rutgers 3 Day Football Camp / 2010. National Signing Day the following year, Feb. 4th, 2011, both of those students signed for a full 4 year scholarship as a result of the exposure of that camp.
The following summer, 2011, Athlein sent another two student athletes to the Rutgers 3 Day Football Camp / 2011 and again, on National Signing Day the following year, two more students signed full 4 year scholarships.
In 2012, Athlein sent 6 student athletes from Palmetto High School, Palmetto, Fl to the Rutgers 3-day Football Camp and the Temple University Football Camp. As a result of the attendance of those student athletes, three were offered full scholarships to a 4 year college, two received full scholarships to a 2 year community college with plans to transfer to a 4 year college. One student did not continue with his education using football and is attending a local community college.
By sending the student athletes to out of state football camps in parts of the country that do not have football programs all 12 months of the year, the out of state players are able to showcase their talents to scouts from colleges that would not otherwise see them perform.
The program was started in the summer of 2010 at Palmetto High School. To date, 13 student athletes have participated. Of those 13, one has graduated, one will graduate in Dec. of 2016, one has one semester to finish to graduate, 5 are on target to graduate in 2017 and 2018. One student was found to have kidney disease and sent home. This disease might have gone unknown for some time if the student had not had the chance to participate in Athlein. One student chose not to use football to continue his education and is currently attending a local community college.  
Athlein sent student players to the Rutgers Football Camp in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Funding the first year was by the founder of the program. Funding for the next two years was provided by personal friends of the founder.  
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments Palmetto High School, Palmetto Fl
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Youth Development
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
I founded Athlein because I believed that the two student athletes that deserved to be scouted for college had done their job and not rewarding that hard work for 4 years was not an option.
I was a single mother with two teenagers with no financial help from any other source. I had received a small settlement from an auto accident and decided that investing in these boys was a better return on the money than leaving it in a savings account. It was the hardest check and the most fulfilling check I have ever written. Looking back, that $1,000.00 changed the lives forever of the two students and their families and their community. Today, I am amazed that an amount that some would find so small could equal something so great.
Chris Calloway and Marquis Green were great examples of the determination of their families and their coach for them to to excel and  that failing was not an option.  Coming from a small town like Palmetto, Fl with few options after high school, securing a college scholarship is like winning the lottery. 
If you have never gone to a National Signing Day, I encourage you to do so. Seeing the students on stage, bursting with excitement about signing their name on the commitment papers with their moms and dads and families with tears in their eyes taking pictures of the moment because they know that only greatness waits for these students is amazing. Even if you are not related, you can feel the pride of the accomplishments as if they were your own child.
The students that have gone to these camps with Athlein are no longer just students. They are now my kids. Some of them call me mom. I will meet their wives and their babies. I will be part of their lives from now on and I must say that it is them that have blessed me with the opportunity to have played a part in their success.  
My dream is to grow this worthy program to allow more student athletes the chance to fulfill their dreams. Change the life of one person and you change the world.
Michelle Shad 
Description This scholarships program provides for student athletes to attend a 3-day football camp. Over the three days, the student athletes participate in different drills and showcase their football talent. Scouts attend from the Northeast part of the country. Student athletes stay in the dorms at Rutgers. 
Budget $8,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Other Economic Level Blacks, African Heritage
Short Term Success Short term, participating in out of state football camp allows for exposure to scouts from colleges and universities that would otherwise not see the talent of these student athletes. The opportunity gives the student athletes a chance to see much more than their small town. First plane ride, first time on the grounds of a large university or college. It lets them see that there is so much more in the world. 
Long Term Success Providing the opportunity for exposure results in a full college scholarship. The education received results in better employment opportunities which result in the ability for the student athlete to provide for himself and his family. 
Program Success Monitoring Athlein stays in contact with all the participants. As well as contact with their high school coach who is in contact with their college coach. Graduation that have taken place and the graduations that will take place tell us the program is working
Program Success Examples
10 student athletes to date have participated. 
  • One graduate from Univ of Tenn / Chattanooga
  • One will graduate in Dec 2016 from Jacksonville University, FL
  • One has 1 semester to graduate from Ball State, Indiana 
  • Four are on target to graduate in 2017 and 2018
  • One was found to have kidney disease as a result of the college football physical, participation might have saved his life.
  • One is attending college locally, not using football to secure the funding.
Program Comments by Organization This program started out as a conversation where a need was expressed and someone willing to meet that need stepped up. To date, it has changed the lives of 13 student athletes and their families. Athlein is hoping to grow the program over the next couple years to be able to send 25 student athletes from Manatee and Sarasota County to out of state football camps and secure college scholarships for each of them. We change the lives of student athletes, one player at a time. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 5
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization We are planning on bringing on younger staff to be the student liaison working directly with the student players.
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization We are new and are currently working on planning and our policies. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Michelle M Shad
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Jan 2010 to Dec 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr Dallas Jackson Community Volunteer
Ms Michelle M Shad Community Volunteer
Mr Lucas W Shad Community Volunteer
Mr Bernard K Weiler Community Volunteer
Mr Hal Williams Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 0
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Standing Committees
Governance Comments by Organization Until now, Athlein was a very small not for profit that helped a small number of students each year. Our desire to grow presents a need for volunteers that can help direct us in a direction that our growth is successful.
Governance Comments by Foundation Organization held only one board meeting in 2015.
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2016
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $38,000.00
Projected Expenses $38,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$5,903----
Administration Expense$0----
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.02----
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$0----
Current Assets$0----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$0----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201220112010
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $6,000----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0----
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization In the first three years that the program was being used, Athlein raised only the amount needed to provide the funding for the student athletes. Then there were three years when the program was dormant. In 2016 we are  now trying to grow the program from one school to three in the Manatee County area. This requires much more funding for the students and what it will take to grow the infrastructure. 
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from compilations.  No balance sheet information provided.
Nonprofit Athlein Inc
Address 6418 13TH STREET CT E
Phone 941 592-8752