Athlete Spotlight: Sam Effah
February 25, 2016
Sam Effah is fast. Sam Effah is strong. Sam Effah is goal driven.
More importantly, Sam Effah knows these traits reach their best potential when shared with others. Even as a college student, studying hard and training equally hard, Sam Effah placed a high value on mentoring youth about sport, healthy living, and achieving goals.
Now, as he trains for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Sam continues to devote his time to organizations such as Classroom Champions as a Mentor and Right to Play as an ambassador. Giddeon Massie of Classroom Champions nominated Sam for The 2015 Athletes in Excellence Award and commented that Sam is “tremendously invested in making time for his students and cherishes their feedback and desire to learn more from him. I believe Sam will continue to be a well-respected presence among his peers and in his community.”
For Sam, it’s important to him to share his time and energy with organizations that are making a difference in the lives of underserved youth. But as he gives, he also receives – the youth he mentors have formed a mini Sam Effah fan club. Their excitement and cheering him on have him “dreaming big.”