Adam Jasick Named 2020 Humanitarian of the Year
Who would have guessed that a chance conversation at the PTR Symposium would plant a seed that would grow such fruit? Someone asked Adam to contribute his used tennis equipment to a program in Togo. Eager to clean out his garage, off went the old gear. When he received a thank you email, he responded rhetorically, “Let me know how I can help.” A construction bid for a mud and thatch school arrived in his in-box. To find out more, Adam flew to Togo! When he saw the village had no power or water and not a single concrete building, he was all in.
That journey morphed into what would become Future Champions Foundation (FCF), an organization Adam founded to build sustainable schools as the cornerstone of village development in some of the world’s poorest communities. FCF’s first large scale project, which is currently underway, is the construction of a permanent concrete primary school in Bogaré in northern Togo. Creating opportunities for children through education is FCF’s primary objective, creating jobs and commerce in the villages and employing local resources are welcome by-products.
A graduate of Grand Valley State University in his native Michigan, Adam has spent his entire career in the tennis industry. From teaching professional to club operator and shop owner, he brings intelligent vision to FCF projects and the willingness to see them through. Adam is like a dog with a bone - he is not letting go!
To complement the Humanitarian of the Year Award and to help Adam and FCF continue to create opportunities for children to become champions in their own communities, PTR Foundation presented Adam a $5,000 check. To find out how you can help, please visit www.future-champions-foundation.org