Special Guest Hammond Event

Desmond Clark
Desmond Clark is a former star NFL Tight End, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author, Speaker, and Inspirational Business Coach.

During his 12 year tenure in the NFL he played with the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, and 8 years with the Chicago Bears, retiring as the second leading Tight End in Bears history for catches, yards, and touchdowns behind only Hall of Famer Mike Ditka.

Parents and Coaches are always FREE.

The information learned at the event is invaluable and all parents, coaches, and teachers are always welcome.

Jammed pack day of

Recruiting, Score the Perfect Fit

and Athletic Stat Combine


9AM Combine Begins Be ready to perform at your best.

Your athletic measurements will be recorded and an introduction video will be recorded and added to The Coaches Corner on the Empowering Athletes for Life Web site along with your certification of becoming an Empowered Athlete for Life.

The day will be filled with speakers and workshops on the key components to becoming Empowered Athletes for Life.  Each speaker and workshop will gain you a step closer to your certification to be Empowered Athlete and stand out above all others.  It is no longer just about being Athletic it is about being the full package. Coaches Corner will have coaches from all NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA, NJCAA divisions in  attandance for athletes to ask recruiting questions, and get the real answers.


 67% of College Athletes graduate with over $100,000 in debt.

Thriving Athletes host a two day event to match every athlete with the right college, finding the right fit Financially, Academically and Athletically, and graduating with little to no debt.  Each Athlete will leave as a  certified  Empowered Athlete.

Date to TBA
Hammond IN is hosting Empowering Athletes for Life, October 25th and 26th, 2019. We are excited to be invited to help college-bound athletes find the right match Financially, Academically, and Athletically and graduate with little to no debt for Hammond Athletes.

EAFL Speaker Line up

Empowering Athletes For Life is excited to introduce the Speakers for the Hammond Area Event.

Alicia Birong

The founder of Chatter Girls talks about silencing the inside chatters. Helping Athletes to get back in the game and silencing the inside chatter to help theget back in the game quicker and level headed.

Glen Nielsen

Not only a Referee in the local high schools, but he is also helping the youth begin to budget and learn creative ways to save money and score with creative ways to help pay for college.

Theresa Harris

Committed to changing the narrative when it comes to financing higher education and managing debt. Teaching Strategies and tips to youth on how to find scholarships, grants, and how to make smart money decisions.

Demond Ross

Finding your passion is a wonderful thing. However, living for and actively participating in doing the activities you are passionate about is the greatest experience of life. A teacher helping youth make the right choices.

Tina Wiles

Tina helps students take that next step to the approach to the ACT and SAT prep focuses on increasing confidence to increase the score.

Aimee Boswinkle

She took matters into her own hands and studied the human body until was able to heal herself through nutrition and alternative therapies and treatments when all hope seemed lost. Sharing the healthy eating habits that helped her become a strong individual helping the youth of today make the right choices.

Lauren Stegenga

Lauren is Empowering the Village, she is on a mission to create harmonious homes by reducing stress for everyone in the village. Empowering, supporting and to let the village know they are never alone in this crazy thing we call life.
West Dundee

Shane Lawson – Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), 9 year Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Chicago Blackhawks/Rockford Icehogs and part of the 2010, 2013, and 2015 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championships! 

Jerry Foss – Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), 6 year HS football and track & field coach, 5 year National Bodybuilder with a 1st place finish in 2012 and top 3 in 2014 and 2015.



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Empowering Athletes For Life.

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