These are a sampling of the athletes that Capture Sports Marketing has worked with helping to promote their brand or foundation.
Houston Texans three-time defensive player of the year, JJ Watt holds the Texans' franchise records for both sacks and forced fumbles. JJ has received the 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2017 Sportsperson of the Year and the Laureus Sporting Inspiration award for his philanthropic efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
In 2010, JJ founded the Justin J. Watt Foundation, a charity organization that provides after-school opportunities for children to get involved in athletics in a safe environment.
Drafted in 2016, Carson Wentz accumulated multiple NFL and Philadelphia Eagles rookie records as starting quarterback. Early in the 2017 season, Carson led the Eagles to an 11-2 record, positioning the team to go on and win Super Bowl LII, the first in franchise history.
In 2017, Carson launched the AO1 Foundation with the mission to demonstrate the love of God by providing opportunities and support for the less fortunate and those in need.
Ian Mahinmi is a center for the Washington Wizards. He was selected as the 28th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs. Ian won his first NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.
In 2017, Ian founded the Ian Mahinmi I AM Foundation, which is dedicated to the advancement of youth and building strong communities through service, mentorship and leadership in the places he calls home – Benin, France, San Antonio and the NBA city in which he plays.
At the age of 15, Sam Mayer represents the future of auto racing, as he is quickly making a name for himself, dominating the track behind the wheel. Sam joined JR Motorsports' championship-winning Late Model program for the 2018 season, taking the seat of the team's second entry. He recently took home his first win with JR Motorsports during a Late Model feature at Hickory Motor Speedway and dominated at Wake County Speedway, winning his first CARS Tour victory.
In 2019, Sam will be competing part-time in the ARCA Series and full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS FOUNDATION
The Milwaukee Bucks Foundation is a non-profit foundation affiliated with the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team, including members Giannis Antetokounmpo, Matthew Dellavedova, Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker.
Established in 2016, the foundation is dedicated to improving outcomes for underserved populations in Wisconsin by providing financial grants, developing innovative partnerships and supporting impactful ideas in youth education, youth health and wellness, and community betterment.
The former Green Bay Packers, Bart Starr, is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Packers Hall of Fame in 1977.
Bart and his wife Cherry helped co-establish the Starr Children’s Fund, which is dedicated to raising funds to support pediatric cancer research and treatments through the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.
The Green Bay Packers placekicker, Mason Crosby, was a member of the Packers' Super Bowl XLV championship team against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mason is co-chair of the VLCF Annual Lombardi Classic, which brings together Packers players and athletes to come together, raising money for cancer research in memory of the beloved coach Vince Lombardi.
Anthony Lynn is a former NFL running back and has been the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers since 2017. Anthony began his professional coaching career with the Denver Broncos in 2000 as a special teams assistant and then was the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills.
Launching the Lynn Family Foundation in January 2019, Anthony and his wife Stacey want to focus on changing lives one at a time through mentorship, scholarships and experiences.
The current offensive guard for the Cleveland Browns, Kevin Zeitler, was a first-round pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. He earned consensus All-American honors while playing for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kevin has been actively involved in Browns Give Back’s efforts, as well as dedicating his time and money to supporting young athletes, including a recent visit to Wisconsin Lutheran High School where he spoke to more than 300 young athletes. In 2017, Kevin received the Ed Block Courage Award, which is given to NFL athletes who exemplify qualities of courage, compassion, commitment and community.
Alyson Dudek, an Olympic short track speed skater, qualified for the 2010 and 2014 winter Olympics. In 2010, she and her team won bronze for the 3000m relay.
During her journey to the 2010 Olympics, Aly launched an anti-bullying campaign, which included speaking engagements at schools across the nation to encourage kids to follow their dreams.