FALL 2017



NOV-17 & 18-2017

Community Event Hosted by LSC NorCAL

For the past few Years LSC President Cameron Colvin has made it his mission to give back to the community of his home town Pittsburg, CA. Join Cameron and both LSC NorCAL & LSC Arizona as we kick-off the holiday season with the gift of giving.

We are currently Accepting Sponsors, Contributions & Donations!! For More information CLICK BELOW

LSC NorCAL Turkey Giveaway

LSC Arizona Turkey Giveaway



Established in 2004, Linking Sports and Communities is a 501©3 non-profit that seeks to enhance the relationships between our communities by encouraging youth to lead actively, healthy lifestyles, learn skills ranging from accountability, financial responsibility and teamwork as well as to continue the advancement of their education. Going strong into our 14th year, in 2017 we aim to enhance these relationships even further through the continuation of previous programs and the implementation of new, dynamic programs.


In conjunction with various partners and sponsors we look to convey these messages through arenas such as study hall/tutoring, workshops, athletic clinics, and interactive experiences. LSC also strives to recognize academic scholars, youth athletes, and organizations that make significant contributions to their communities, and assist in the advancing of their achievement goals.

Denise Meridith Founder/Board Chairman

Denise Meridith earned a BS in wildlife biology from Cornell University and an MPA from University of Southern California. Founder of Linking Sports & Communities, a youth sports non-profit, which enhances the relationships among athletes, sports organizations in Arizona, since 2004.

Cameron Colvin President

As an award winning philanthropist. Cameron Colvin has been serving not only his community for years but many that he has done business in. Annually his company Rise Above Enterprises Development will join forces with many corporations such as Google, Chevys Restaurants, and a few of his NFL colleagues to host a Turkey give away. The Rise Above Turkey giveaway has to date provided over 600 full Thanksgiving meals to deserving families of the Pittsburg California area. 
As the 2015 recipient of the LSC Community Leadership Award, Cameron has been a key contributor and donor to LSC and has selflessly lent his time to various programs such as; the Phoenix Children's Hospital Cancer Center, Gaming to Give, Toys for Tots, and many more. Newly appointed, by Marvel Comic Creator Stan Lee, as a Liaison for the "Hands Of Respect" campaign, he aims to be heavily instrumental in its purpose of bridging the gap between the communities and law enforcement. Cameron is beyond honored to be name the new President of LSC, and looks forward to delivering nothing short of an AMAZING Program.

Nonyelum Ogbodo Executive Operations

Passionate about youth advocacy in both education and health/fitness, Nonye never hesitates to connect with the wave on youth empowerment. Having been involved with Linking Sports & Communities in publications for the past 3 years, this year Nonye has turned up the heat to kick it up a few notches with even larger contributions to LSC.
Over the last decade Nonye has had the pleasure of globally spearheading a number of community programs and events including; Super Bowl 47's NFL Halftime Experience Week with Pepsi, Disney Volunteers Environment Eco-Conservation, ESPN's Times Square Youth Sports Entertainment, NYC Governor's Ball Gives Back Pantry Kitchen, MLB International's countrywide Kids Day At the Ballpark Australia, and much more.
Spearheading a winning team within community commitment is no new avenue for Nonye. Upon her 22 years of Cheerleading, at all tiers--from pop warner to professional level, her most rewarding season was as a youth squad's coach where her rookie team took first place at their very first cheer competition-leading them to a flawless routine at a national level. In Spring 2017, alongside with long time high school classmate--LSC President Cameron J Colvin, Nonye is co-founder to LSC's newest expansion--LSC Northern California. Nonyelum truly looks forward to the flourishing of the New Programs of LSC.

Check Out LSC in all 3 of our AMAZING Locations...
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As our pioneering location LSC Arizona serves the Greater Phoenix & Scottsdale areas. CHECK US OUT
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As our Newest location LSC NorCAL serves the Greater Bay Area region. CHECK US OUT
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COMING SOON LSC Oregon seeks to serve both the the Greater regional areas of Eugene & Portland FOR MORE INFO

Connect with the Wave...

Here at Linking Sports & Communities we are always welcoming new Programs, Sponsors, Partnerships, Contributors, and more. If you are interested in contributing to our wonderful program in anyway! Feel free to connect with us!