SUPER BOWL 56 RADIO ROW: Cindy Coleman

Join us on Radio Row as Sports Philanthropy Network Founder Roy Kessel and Executive Vice President Kayla Bradham sit down with Cindy Coleman, the Founder of the sport education program Read2Play to talk about literacy, education and much more.

Cindy Coleman is the founder of the sports education program Read2play. She was originally a teacher but then switched to being an entrepreneur and coach. During this interview, she discusses how Read2Play was first created and why it was created for kids. She also talks about the success of the program and how it helps kids get on the right path towards success. Cindy also addresses the goal of the program, which is to use football as the vehicle to help students with their time management and literacy skills. Within the program, Cindy uses the acronym GAAME, which benefits students on and off the field. This acronym can be applied both to reading and playing football. Cindy also talks about the hybrid program that is used to teach kids the importance of sportsmanship and entrepreneurship. This Read2Play program combines digital media, actual football, and academies to create a well-rounded hybrid program. During this interview, Cindy talks about how the program is going to expand and grow. She discusses what Read2Play will need to expand. She also talks about the goal of the program, which is to have students love school as much as they love playing sports. The goal is to have students love their academic careers as much as their athletic careers. Some other topics she discusses are how the covid pandemic negatively affected the program, and how covid is currently affecting the program to get into schools. Overall, Cindy Coleman has done some outstanding work within the sports education community.

Cindy Coleman, Founder of Read2Play, joins Roy Kessel and Kayla Bradham on Radio Row


Read2Play is an innovative sport education program created to inspire and improve the way student-athletes perform on and off the field. Read2Play inspires inner-city middle and high school players to apply the passion they have for football to improve their reading skills, learning, and develop a commitment to excellence by doing their best on and off the field.

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