The tuff Story

tuff was founded in 2018 to solve a problem in youth sports.

Growing up, TUFF's founder, Adam Shibley, always had the privilege of wearing high quality sports uniforms.  However, that's not the case for everyone.  

Uniforms hold an innate power that can truly strengthen a team’s unity and confidence.  We want our donation recipients to know they are the best dressed on the field.

The TUFF Executive Team consists of student-athletes that all are passionate about how sports have affected our lives.  We are continuously working to prevent equipment costs and participation fees from being

the reason youth student-athletes cannot play.


Adam Shibley

Executive Director & Founder

Jess Speight

Chief Financial Officer

Kwity Paye

Awareness Curator

Jake Thaw


Joel Honigford

Development Director

Justin Sands

Chief Accounting Officer

Our Board of Directors

Gus Johnson

Board Member

Maria Taylor

Board Member

John Wangler

Board Member