Who We Are:
As a woman who has compiled a long list of career achievements, I am often asked to name my proudest professional accomplishment. Naturally, folks expect me to say it was one of my four appearances at the Olympic Games (1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000), my work as an author or my induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Instead, I can confidently say that since its inception in 2002 my efforts to build the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation have trumped everything I have done in track & field.
The Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization our mission is to promote involvement in physical activities for girls & boys ages K-12. Since our inception on 2002 the Foundation has been committed to teaching good health and positive work ethics associated with participation in sports. Also, we strive to present different opportunities for boys & girls in the sports & entertainment industries.
What We Do:
We have been blessed to reach over 60,000 children, awarded over $50,000.00 in scholarships and over $15,000.00 in supplies. We also while provide FREE programs to students in New Jersey. The following are a sample of just a few of the programs offered:
Head 2 Toe Fitness Programs: Health/Fitness/Academic Awareness programs devoted to promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
Joetta’s Geniuses: Educational opportunities offered to students and scholarships available.
Health Awareness Seminars: Address and provide solutions to the childhood crisis of sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits.
Students Interested In Sports Career Opportunities: Introduce the various opportunities that exist in the sports industry to students.
JCD Fitness Challenge: To promote physical activity through sports, promote good study, to encourage teamwork and camaraderie, as well as group pride and to emphasize the importance of everyone getting active and doing their very best to help the team.
Today, Clark Diggs through her Foundation has become an advocate for children’s health and fitness initiatives. The Foundation’s focus is to promote involvement with physical activities for girls and boys in grades K to 12 and teaching good health and positive work ethics associated with participation in sports. More than 60,000 children in New Jersey have been involved with the Foundation’s efforts since it was created 12 years ago. The Foundation aims to address and provide solutions to the childhood crisis of sedentary lifestyles, poor eating habits and low self-esteem. We want to encourage our youth to create the daily physical habits that will stay with them forever.
The Foundation has been privileged to partner with a variety of generous corporations and small businesses throughout New Jersey for support that provides positive and productive programs to children in various communities. Our partnerships have also provided the platform and backbone to the Foundation that enable us to offer free community programs to various schools and children organizations throughout the state of New Jersey for example: The Newark and other Boys & Girls Clubs, Best friends, Special Olympics, schools in Jersey City, Rockaway, Camden, Maplewood/South Orange, Somerville, North Plainfield, Montgomery, East Orange, Orange, Hillsborough, Far Hills, Watchung, Wall Township, Toms River South, Cranford, New Brunswick, South Brunswick, Trenton, Passaic, Paterson, Hawthone, Wayne, Bound Brook, Plainfield, Randolph Far Hills, Basking Ridge, Somerset County, Mercer County and NJ After 3 Programs.
Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation
PO Box 6262
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Joetta Clark Diggs
Executive Assistant to Joetta Clark Diggs
Associate Program Director