The More Than Me Movement was created to help athletes across the country give back to their local communities. Our partnership with Make-A-Wish® allows us to help children right in our own area that need it the most. We are proud of our students across the country that put others before themselves and are truly "More Than Me".
The "More Than Me Movement" is a collection of athletes from all over the United States. We are all very grateful for the opportunity athletics has given us, and felt a responsibility to give back to others who may not have been given that opportunity. We also want to give other athletes the opportunity to help less fortunate members of their own local communities.
More Than Me was essentially created from the depths of a close group of friends from the central Massachusetts area back in the summer of 2012. Tyler has always been surrounded by a great supporting cast of friends and athletes. That supporting cast included guys such as Kyle Beede, Bill McGuirk, Nick Haag, Craig Bellemare, Zack Rafferty, Mike Turco, Pat McGuirk, Pat Trainor, Joe Walsh and Brad Schnitzer. This group would become, and continue to be, a pivotal team in starting More Than Me from the ground up in MA. This group remains the backbone of More Than Me, and though we stretch our impact across the world, the heart of the foundation resides in that small town where it all began.
From their evolution as a group, growing into a selfless support system for each other, it was easily recognizable that each member of the group was about more than themselves. That was the moment More Than Me came to fruition and became what it still is today, representing more than yourself, and the community that you come from.
Our team, then, met at a training-facility in Hudson, Massachusetts outside of Boston. This training facility caters to athletes looking to reach their goal of playing professional sports. The positive environment the facility creates attracts not only some of the best athletes, but some of the best people. With the combination of hard-working athletes who also have a passion for helping others, we were able to create a "More Than Me Network" around the United States.
The Student Section was formed in 2008. It was originally created to help athletic programs raise funds for their teams through the sale of team inspired apparel. During 2008 the founder of the Student Section became a Wish Granter with Make-A-Wish®. After a couple years of seeing the "Power of a Wish" and the life-changing effects it has on a wish child, it became important to incorporate the organization into the Student Section business plan.
The Student Section was able to make this dream become a reality when they partnered with More Than Me, a non-profit organization with a commitment to helping others.
Players U is a unique sports training campus that combines state of the art equipment with a cutting edge training experience, launching our athletes to their highest level.
Players U has been one the greatest supporters of More Than Me in the Chicagoland area. Their generosity has helped More Than Me become what it is today.
Top Golf has shown an unparalleled amount of generosity to our program. This great organization has donated incentive prizes that have included complete access to their state-of-the-art facilities (including their high-tech driving range, mini-golf course, and gourmet meals). Top Golf has gone above and beyond, they truly exemplify the "More Than Me" way.
Co-Founder Nick Haag is the epitome of what is means to be More Than Me. His daily lifestyle, attitude and actions constantly reflect our mission and he's one of the biggest reasons we are able to motivate, inspire and transform the lives of kids in the Massachusetts communities.
Nick is a professional football player, currently playing in Spokane WA, approaching his second season there. Follow him on the field and you'll understand that he's a pillar for that teams success and pillar for our success in the communities as well!
High School: Holy Name - Prep School: Bridgton Academy
IFL- Titans, Empire