The concept of Goals For Soles was started by Los Angeles Chargers LB Carlo Kemp in 2018. Thanks to Carlo’s inspiration, we have adopted it and made it our own. Beginning in 2023, some of our partnered teams will have the opportunity to participate in the Goals for Soles campaign. Youth student-athletes who set and attain a goal of straight A’s throughout the academic school year will receive their selected pair of football cleats or basketball sneakers. Our main objective with this initiative is to promote academic success and display the importance of setting and achieving our highest goals. Our first student-athlete to receive both a pair of football and basketball cleats for his success in the classroom was 7th grader Xavier Steele of the Southside Spartans!