The Ryan O'Callaghan Foundation (ROFDN) exists to provide scholarships, support, and mentorship for LGBTQ+ athletes of all levels.
At the ROFDN, we believe that we must begin to redraw our definition of what defines a person. Martin Luther King Jr. hit the nail on the head when he said. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Those words hold a truth that can be applied to every single person that has ever lived on this earth, transcending skin color, sexuality, age, and gender.
Those words paint a picture of a very possible reality!
The Ryan O'Callaghan Foundation is committed to finding and funding promising LGBTQ+ athletes of all levels with the greatest financial need.
Please familiarize yourself with the different rules that apply to yourself based on what school, sport, league, conference, and division you may be participating in.
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The Ryan O'Callaghan Foundation is lucky to have numerous ex-athletes (both allies and LGBTQ+) who are willing to act as mentors to athletes of all levels.
Reach out to our team if you would like to learn more about our mentorship program and how you can get paired with a mentor.
There are a great number of athletes who feel like they cannot be true to themselves and play the sport they love at the same time. The fact is, they can.
The Ryan O'Callaghan Foundation is committed to helping athletes of all levels who are struggling with their sexuality, dealing with peers and family.