Be A Champion

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Hunger
  • Sports & Recreation


7676 Hillmont St, Ste. 300Houston, TX 77040 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of BE A CHAMPION, INC. is to use sports, education, and community service to enhance the development of our youth regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or creed. We hope that by doing so, our program will improve society as a whole, giving young people a chance at a better future.


BE A CHAMPION, INC. was founded in 2001 (formerly as All-N-One) as a way of reaching out to under-privileged youth in the Houston area through sports, education, and nutrition programs. BE A CHAMPION, INC. was started by two former offensive linemen for the University of Houston, Jaron K. Barganier and James Hong. Barganier and Hong both felt that athletes should be positive role models for young people and wanted to provide a program to help facilitate a way for athletes to give back.

BE A CHAMPION, INC. offers Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by Texas Department of Agriculture and provides free, nutritious meals to children up to 18 years old.

The Be A Champion, Inc. Little Coogs program is an official partnership with The University of Houston designed to reach underserved youth in the Houston area. Originally founded in 2002, it has served as a valuable resource to many Houston area schools, youth groups, and sports teams. As an outreach program, it organizes events and programs to youth providing exposure to a college campus and game day experience. The program is supported by generous contributions from sponsors and alumni of The University of Houston. Those generous contributions from our community allow for food drives and thousands of kids to attend UH sporting events, campus facility tours, and youth tailgating events each year. Volunteers chaperone the children during Little Coogs events.

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