Alumni A&T State University Cheerleader Helps Hurricane Sandy Victims

Postcard Lewis Johnson World Class Coat Drive Final (V3c)

Kelly Welborn is an alumni cheerleader from A&T State University in Greensboro, NC, “Aggie Pride”! After this most recent super storm Sandy, Kelly thought she wanted to help out those in need. Kelly is the President of an organization called iDreamSpeakers, a marketing group that works with celebrities and sports figures. Her organization schedules speakers for various events and represents those speakers on positive events and projects. Lewis Johnson is one of those speakers. Lewis is a seven time NBC Olympic Commentator. Kelly, in conjunction with Lewis, has created the Lewis Johnson World-Class Coat Drive. There are six locations for DFW residence to stop off new and gently used coats, jackets, scarves, hats and gloves to benefit New York Cares 24th Annual Coat Drive and the Boys and Girls Clubs in the NY/NJ Metropolitan area.

Lewis is reaching a milestone in December– achieving his goal of being “Fit @ 50” when he ushers in his “50th Birthday”. It’s a personal testimony tied to his national speaking platform: A View from the Olympic Broadcast Booth: Health, Fitness and Goal-Setting, which he was scheduled to share with 500 students at Explore Charter School in Brooklyn leading into the ING New York City Marathon weekend. As you know, the marathon was cancelled, the winter weather has set in and many families are in need. In lieu of only planning a Birthday celebration, Lewis felt compelled to pay his blessings forward to host a Coat Drive on this day that could help families not only recovering from the storm, but prepare for the Winter weather during this Holiday Season.

Lewis invited Olympic champions, world-class athletes, broadcast colleagues, corporations, and community friends to join him on Saturday, December 15, 2012 to kick-off his World-Class Coat Drive by collecting new or clean gently used winter coats, jackets, scarves, hats and gloves to donate to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The kick-off event was held at A Touch of Paris Art Gallery, owned by his wife, Dominique Galleron, located in historic downtown Grapevine, TX. Donations will be collected Saturday, December 15 – Saturday, December 29 and will benefit families in need from New York Cares 24th Annual Coat Drive and the Boys and Girls Clubs in the NY/NJ Metropolitan area.

Lewis was scheduled to host USA Track & Field’s Jesse Owens Awards on December 1 in Daytona Beach, Florida and the Elite Athlete Summit on December 4 in Orlando, Florida. The Jesse Owens Award is the highest accolade, presented annually to outstanding U.S. males and female track and field performers. He will also cover the following Bowl Games: Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Ft. Worth, TX on December 29, AutoZone Liberty Bowl Games on December 31, and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game in San Antonio, FL, on January 5, 2013. In February, Lewis assumes his Media Training duties for the NFL Combine Training at the IMG Academy in Florida.

New York Cares and the Boys & Girls Clubs of NY/NJ are two incredible organizations committed to helping Hurricane Sandy families in hard-hitting areas and Lewis is determined to support them with the same level of intensity. He can do anything with alumni cheerleader Kelly Welborn by his side. This is a great example of how alumni cheerleaders can use some of the things they learned in cheer to create supreme character behaviors.

Kelly Welborn, with lots of exposure to public speaking and community service in her cheer days, is a supporter for any of her clients but, she especially shines when her clients are doing good deeds for their communities. Although Kelly will shy away from the limelight and give all the credit to her client, Lewis Johnson, (in true cheerleader form), this is the brainstorm of Kelly and highlights her years of marketing experience. Kelly even influenced another alumni cheerleader, Dr. Tim Uselton, a chiropractor in Carrollton, TX to join in her passion. Dr. Tim Uselton, an alumni cheerleader from the University of North Texas and former UCA cheer instructor, offered his Trinity Chiropractic & Wellness Center as a drop off point in the DFW area.

We love to see the ways cheer influences people to continue to be active and positively affect their communities.  Cheers to you Kelly! No matter where you are, you can help this organization and the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  You can drop of a coat, scarf, gloves or any other winter item to Trinity Chiropractic or any Boys & Girls Clubs from now until December 29, 2012.

image_biggerFind out more information about alumni cheerleader Kelly Welborn, or iDreamSpeakers; @idreamspeakers, or Lewis Johnson; @LewisJohnsonMG, on Twitter. You can find out more about Dr. Tim Uselton or Trinity Chiropractic at;