About the Foundation
I founded the Wes Welker Foundation in 2006 because I wanted to level the playing field for at-risk youth in my hometown of Oklahoma City. I was lucky enough to attend one of the best schools where I lived, and therefore was given the opportunity and resources to learn and play sports. These experiences taught me teamwork, how to work hard, and leadership: all principles that I use in my life today.
While academics are certainly a critical part of a child's development, athletics play an integral role as well. Research shows that kids who play sports are more likely to graduate, more likely to stay out of trouble, and more likely to be productive citizens. Yet with all the research showing the positive impact of physical activity on youth, the physical education programs in many of our schools continue to decline or are simply not funded at all.
I'm proud to say that, thousands of kids have been positively influenced by the Wes Welker Foundation through our camps and grant program. Our goal is to continue growing this organization and to provide more positive role models that will teach our youth to become future leaders in our communities.
Please take some time to look around our new website and learn more about what we do, our programs and events, as well as our community partners who make this all happen with their continued financial support.