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Ricky's Mission


Thanks to a generous donation from the Target Foundation, excited to announce the launch of the Dream Big Live Big Academy in 2021! (More details to come...)


The Ricky Sapp Foundation was formed by NFL Veteran Linebacker Ricky Sapp. Ricky encourages youth to make positive changes within themselves, their schools and communities. A single action can make a difference in the community; collective action can greatly impact the world. Ricky Sapp is driven by a single goal: to do his part in making the world a better place for all, one child at a time.

Encouraging kids to Dream Big Live Big is his passion while also modeling to adults that they have to step up and play a vital role in these coming generations. The Ricky Sapp Foundation was founded to aid kids in becoming their very best and to educate adults that their actions do matter. The Ricky Sapp foundation has provided hundreds of kids with support such as backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, new shoes and more.

``The purpose of your life is not for you to be happy, it is, to be useful, honorable, compassionate and to make a difference in others' lives. You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste your power and authority.`` -Ricky Sapp