1st Annual Bay Area Student Athlete Award Ceremony and Fundraiser

Written by Kuaji Hill

January 11, 2021

 The Award Ceremony and Fundraiser was held at the Raiders Headquarters in Alameda, CA.

Jimmy D. Neal congratulated and encouraged student athletes to keep their “eyes on the prize” – education, and to engage in every life challenge with persistence and presence of mind no matter the difficulty.  Each student was chosen for the award based on their grade point average and their interest in attending post-secondary institutions.  These students were awarded for their determination and eagerness to excel at both academics and sports.

The mission of the award ceremony fund-raiser was to empower student athletes to be confident; and to be aware that  academic excellence is a tool that will open opportunities to employment or entrepreneurship that can ensure a successful future. 

GME partnered with community organizations: Playing and Dancing Full-Out, Executive Director Verleana D. Green,  Be About it Movement, Suga-T, CEO/Founder , the Oakland Raiders Organization and State Farm Insurance.

Jimmy Neal  honored with a community trophy of excellence from the above sponsors.  The trophy was presented by Donnie Penelton, Pastor of The Gospel Ministry of Gospel Family Fellowship.

Jimmy Neal with Student Athletes

GME CEO & Founder Jimmy Neal encourages students after presenting awards to students for their academic and athletic achievement.


Student shakes the hand of Jimmy Neal, CEO & Founder of Godfather Motorbike Extraordinaire after receiving his award for academic achievement.

Students Receive Awards

Students  read   and  reflect  on  the events of the evening .  All their hard work has paid off.

Proud Family

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