Justin Abdelkader is known for his grit and toughness as a hockey left wing and alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings, but there is so much more to him, including his passion for childhood nutrition and education. Justin is a graduate of Mona Shores High School in Muskegon and played hockey for Michigan State University. Playing for the Detroit Red Wings since 2010, Justin was the first rookie to score goals in back to back Stanley Cup finals games. And on October 9th, 2015, He was the second player to score a hat trick in a season opener. READ MORE
Andre Drummond is hard to ignore on the basketball court not only because of his seven-foot frame, but also because of his natural athleticism and strength that make him one of the most powerful big-men in the league. A starter for the Detroit Pistons and 2016 NBA All-Star and Rebounding Champion, he was named the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge MVP at NBA All-Star and won the 2014 Basketball World Cup with Team USA. Fashionable, funny and well-spoken, Drummond has every bit the personality to match his size. READ MORE
Rich Froning Jr.
Rich Froning Jr. earned the title “Fittest Man on Earth” by winning the CrossFit games four times from 2011 to 2014, when he chose to switch from being an individual competitor to found and lead team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom. CrossFit Mayhem Freedom took first place the CrossFit Games’ team competition in 2015 and 2016. READ MORE
Leah O’Connor grew up on a dairy farm in Croswell, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University, where she was the Big Ten champion in the women’s 1,500 m, 3,000 m steeplechase (4 times), and 5,000 m (twice). She also holds the current MSU records for the distance medley relay, 1,500 m, mile, and 3,000 m steeplechase as well as the #3 NCAA Championship record for the 3,000 m steeplechase. READ MORE
Allison Schmitt was born in Pittsburgh, Pa and raised in Canton, MI. She began swimming at the age of 9 and joined the Ann Arbor Swim Club at the age of 11. Her high school swimming career was decorated, including a trip to the 2007 Junior National Meet. Allison graduated from the University of Georgia, where she is still listed as one of the top ten contenders 17 times over 7 events. READ MORE
Lindsay Tarpley was raised in Kalamazoo Michigan and is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. Lindsay has had success at every level of her soccer career from USA Youth National Teams to the full Women’s National Team. In 2002, she captained and led the U-19 USA women to a World Cup championship scoring the “golden goal” in double overtime in the final game. READ MORE