Team Focus Coaches Fatherless Boys At Life
For the last 19 years, Team Focus has provided young men without a father figure in their lives with the life skills necessary to be a successful human being. Founded by Crestline native Mike Gottfried in 2000, a former college football coach turned ESPN analyst and author who lost his father at a young age, the mentorship program has grown to span six chapters across the country.
Team Focus seeks to provide role models and positive influences that will bridge the father gap and help develop young men into leaders who in turn can have a positive influence on the world. Their mission is to provide a year-round program of support that fosters a confident development of life skills through a comprehensive community and outreach program.
The Ohio chapter, based in Ashland, welcomed dozens of boys for a weeklong camp that features a series of team building activities, guest speakers, competitions and more. The cost-free program includes participants from ages 10-18 from all over the Buckeye state and other parts of the U.S.