Meet Our Founders

Willie Hordge

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Born and Raised in Houston, TX,  a two time NCAA National Champion in the 100 and 200 meter at the 2007 Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Willie played two seasons of football while earning his Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness from SUNY Buffalo State College. A silver medalist at the 2001 World Youth Championships overseas in Debrecen, Hungary. A pivotal career milestone was anchoring the record winning 4X100 Meter Relay at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica alongside future olympian, Usain Bolt. That same championship Willie earned a bronze metal in the 100  meter. That same year he was named "Nike Athlete of the Year." At the 2003 Pan Am Junior Championships in Bridgetown, Barbados, Hordge faced off again with Bolt on the anchor leg of the 4x100 meter relay. Hordge, and the United States won the gold with a time of 39.29. Willie sits in the SUNY Buffalo State College Athletic Hall of Fame since 2016.

Latoya Edwards - Hordge

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Straight out of Brooklyn, NY, Latoya Edwards-Hordge earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness from SUNY Buffalo State College where she excelled in the sport of track and field. She has been credited with an exceptional NCAA All American status six times with a decorative career in the short sprints and relays. A freshman earning the title of conference champion in the 100 and 200 meter at the outdoor championships as well as the 55 and 200 meter champion in the indoor championships has solidified her as one of the building blocks of the SUNY Buffalo State College Track and Field success in the mid-2000s. In 2016, a monumentous year, Latoya earned her Masters of Science in Health Education from Texas A&M University. That same year she was inducted in the SUNY Buffalo State College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Why Us?

Hordge Camp Youth Wellness is an interactive youth program for children between the ages of 5 and 14 to understand what a healthy lifestyle is. They read it out of a textbook, but to create an environment where our youth can see touch, smell, and even taste the essence of well- being and wellness while their teammates are cheering them on, it's the best feeling in the world.

 

 Our campers are powering through physical fitness, strength and conditioning, mental health workshops, financial literacy, gardening, healthy cooking and other life skills. In turn, it's youth acclaims it environment through channels of community involvement and thriving service.