School. Sport. Success.

Here at The Ike Udeh Foundation, we see the potential in everyone. That's why we are committed to helping young people access the resources they need for success.

Children playing games is the most natural thing in the world. They play, they laugh, and they dream. While Ike was able to make a living playing professional soccer, we know that very few people can reach this height as an athlete. But, we can all learn from these experiences.

Sports bring us together in a way like few other things in society can do. To us, they are a gateway to important lessons for young people: Teamwork, Commitment, Goals, Dedication, Competitive Spirit, and Passion. They teach us to Win with Class, and Lose with Grace. These are the values we want to pass to our children. And all children.

Our Leadersip

The Board

Our Leadership Team is comprised of committed individuals who share Ike's passion.


Ike Udeh

Founder, President

Rick Claypoole

Treasurer, CMO

Donnie Ikpa

International Affairs and Outreach


Kathy Claypoole

Board Secretary

Vincent Udeh

Board Advisor

Chioma Udeh

VP, Event Coordinator & Community Engagement