In 1979 Cleo "Chico" Vaughn organized and ran the first of what would become yearly basketball camps. It was held at Woodward High School in Toledo, Ohio and it was free. Word of the camp got out and since that time, over 22,000 youth from all ethnicities have passed through our doors. When Chico passed away in 2010, The Cleo Vaughn Sports Group was born as a way to both acknowledge and continue the achievements of his life. We currently host basketball camps during the summer in Ohio and Delaware as well as other events throughout the year,
Our staff consists of a variety of professionals who donate and dedicate their time to preparing youth today for success tomorrow.
In addition to sports programs, the Cleo Vaughn Sports Group also offers mentoring and artistic development. We realize that sports is only one tool to keep our youth on the right path to becoming successful adults. To completely reach and balance an individual, we must approach the athlete, the scholar and the creator, which is why we have incorporated these two important services to our organization.
Our Mentorship Program provides a relationship with a caring adult friend who works to help youth achieve their potential. Whether it be assistance with schoolwork or just someone to talk to, the focus remains to prepare our youth for a successful adult life.
The Artistic Development Division was created to teach children the fundamentals of life through the arts. Goal setting, application, preparation, accountability and determination are among the curriculum within the A.D.D. Through programs designed to spark children's artistic qualities, they will acquire abilities within themselves to grow, and confront issues from a different perspective.
We have come a long way since 1979 and look forward to continuing to better prepare our youth for the future - because they are our future.