IT'S ONLY CRAZY UNTIL YOU DO IT. #JUSTDOIT

IT'S ONLY CRAZY UNTIL YOU DO IT. #JUSTDOIT

EZRA FRECH, UNSTOPPABLE

EZRA FRECH, UNSTOPPABLE

Many of us were taught to love sports. We build a connection to sports over time. 

 

Others are simply born with the love. Take Ezra Frech, for instance: not even a prosthetic leg can ground his meteoric rise to national stardom. 

 

Ezra Frech is unstoppable. 

 

From the moment he uttered his first word—“ball”—sports began to come naturally to Ezra. He’s excelled in basketball, swimming, and in recent years track and field, where he quickly found his stride.  

 

His personal bests in every event became national records in the Under 11 T42 classification, including the 60M, 100M, 200M, 400M, shot put, discus, javelin, high jump, and long jump. 

 

Needless to say, he’s a natural. 

Many of us were taught to love sports. We build a connection to sports over time. 

 

Others are simply born with the love. Take Ezra Frech, for instance: not even a prosthetic leg can ground his meteoric rise to national stardom. 

 

Ezra Frech is unstoppable. 

 

From the moment he uttered his first word—“ball”—sports began to come naturally to Ezra. He’s excelled in basketball, swimming, and in recent years track and field, where he quickly found his stride.  

 

His personal bests in every event became national records in the Under 11 T42 classification, including the 60M, 100M, 200M, 400M, shot put, discus, javelin, high jump, and long jump. 

 

Needless to say, he’s a natural. 

While Ezra eats, sleeps, and breathes sports, there’s plenty of room in his heart for others who deserve more opportunities. This led Ezra and his father to found Angel City Sports, which provides year-round adaptive sports clinics, opening the door to a variety of training opportunities and competitive sports. Ezra’s vision for Angel City Sports is to ensure that nobody is left out of sports, regardless or age, disability or misfortune. 

 

While Ezra continues to be an inspiration in the adaptive sports world, it’s his family at home that keeps him humbled and determined. This is where it all started: the foreshadowing of his first word, to the televised Lakers games in the living room that taught him to count in 2s. Ezra’s parents are his heroes. 

 

A motivational speaker in and out of the house, Ezra also has two younger brothers that look to him as a role model. As Ezra continues to chase his crazy dreams, it’s his responsibility to help his younger siblings with theirs. 

While Ezra eats, sleeps, and breathes sports, there’s plenty of room in his heart for others who deserve more opportunities. This led Ezra and his father to found Angel City Sports, which provides year-round adaptive sports clinics, opening the door to a variety of training opportunities and competitive sports. Ezra’s vision for Angel City Sports is to ensure that nobody is left out of sports, regardless or age, disability or misfortune. 

 

While Ezra continues to be an inspiration in the adaptive sports world, it’s his family at home that keeps him humbled and determined. This is where it all started: the foreshadowing of his first word, to the televised Lakers games in the living room that taught him to count in 2s. Ezra’s parents are his heroes. 

 

A motivational speaker in and out of the house, Ezra also has two younger brothers that look to him as a role model. As Ezra continues to chase his crazy dreams, it’s his responsibility to help his younger siblings with theirs. 

“My crazy dream is to win all gold records and world records at the 2028 Paralympic games in Los Angeles.”

 

With so much ambition, there’s no room for doubt. His motto makes his self-belief clear:

 

“Focus on what you have versus what you don’t have. You can make it happen.”

 

How will you chase your crazy dream? #justdoit

“My crazy dream is to win all gold records and world records at the 2028 Paralympic games in Los Angeles.”

 

With so much ambition, there’s no room for doubt. His motto makes his self-belief clear:

 

“Focus on what you have versus what you don’t have. You can make it happen.”

 

How will you chase your crazy dream? #justdoit

SKYY CLARK, BASKETBALL PRODIGY

SKYY CLARK, BASKETBALL PRODIGY

If Skyy Clark is anything, he’s committed. Committed to basketball. Committed to working hard and improving and to making a name for himself in basketball. And he’s especially committed to his dream of being an NBA great. It’s a lot of commitment for a normal kid. But you already know Skyy Clark is far from normal.

 

“I’m different than any other kids my age because of my work ethic. I just want to be better than everybody. I want to work harder than them. I just want to dominate them like Kobe.”

 

Skyy will keep that Mamba Mentality as he chases his dream all the way to the league.

 

Living and playing in Los Angeles, Skyy knows he has to separate himself from the competition. Now, he plays his own style of basketball, incorporating the city into his game.

 

“I’m inspired by the people, the culture, and obviously the basketball. There are a lot of basketball players out here. A lot. And they are all trying to do the same thing, and that’s go to the NBA. It’s really competitive.”

 

The way Skyy speaks, it seems inevitable, “Let’s go to the NBA.” So, how is he going to achieve his dreams?

If Skyy Clark is anything, he’s committed. Committed to basketball. Committed to working hard and improving and to making a name for himself in basketball. And he’s especially committed to his dream of being an NBA great. It’s a lot of commitment for a normal kid. But you already know Skyy Clark is far from normal.

 

“I’m different than any other kids my age because of my work ethic. I just want to be better than everybody. I want to work harder than them. I just want to dominate them like Kobe.”

 

Skyy will keep that Mamba Mentality as he chases his dream all the way to the league.

 

Living and playing in Los Angeles, Skyy knows he has to separate himself from the competition. Now, he plays his own style of basketball, incorporating the city into his game.

 

“I’m inspired by the people, the culture, and obviously the basketball. There are a lot of basketball players out here. A lot. And they are all trying to do the same thing, and that’s go to the NBA. It’s really competitive.”

 

The way Skyy speaks, it seems inevitable, “Let’s go to the NBA.” So, how is he going to achieve his dreams?

Hard work is only one part of Skyy’s equation for success.

 

“Confidence is one of the most important things in basketball. If you don’t have confidence, you’re not going to make it far.”

 

He’s got the confidence and skill to eventually have his number retired. In the meantime, it’s all work, all play.  

 

“There’s no better basketball player than me in LA. Or the country.”

 

Hard work is only one part of Skyy’s equation for success.

 

“Confidence is one of the most important things in basketball. If you don’t have confidence, you’re not going to make it far.”

 

He’s got the confidence and skill to eventually have his number retired. In the meantime, it’s all work, all play.  

 

“There’s no better basketball player than me in LA. Or the country.”

Hard work is only one part of Skyy’s equation for success.

 

“Confidence is one of the most important things in basketball. If you don’t have confidence, you’re not going to make it far.”

 

He’s got the confidence and skill to eventually have his number retired. In the meantime, it’s all work, all play.  

 

“There’s no better basketball player than me in LA. Or the country.”

 

Hard work is only one part of Skyy’s equation for success.

 

“Confidence is one of the most important things in basketball. If you don’t have confidence, you’re not going to make it far.”

 

He’s got the confidence and skill to eventually have his number retired. In the meantime, it’s all work, all play.  

 

“There’s no better basketball player than me in LA. Or the country.”

“My crazy dream is to be the best player ever. No question. To have a legacy that will live forever.”

 

Skyy will make some stops on his way to the top. It’s his drive that will get him where he wants to go.

 

“My advice to people chasing their crazy dream is to just do it. Don’t listen to anybody cause they’re not trying to do what you’re trying to do.” 

 

How will you chase your crazy dream? #justdoit

“My crazy dream is to be the best player ever. No question. To have a legacy that will live forever.”

 

Skyy will make some stops on his way to the top. It’s his drive that will get him where he wants to go.

 

“My advice to people chasing their crazy dream is to just do it. Don’t listen to anybody cause they’re not trying to do what you’re trying to do.” 

 

How will you chase your crazy dream? #justdoit

OLIVIA MOULTRIE, SOCCER PHENOM

OLIVIA MOULTRIE, SOCCER PHENOM

The moment she stepped on the soccer field at age four, Olivia Moultrie knew she’d found just the thing. Eight years later, and not even yet a teenager, Olivia aims to steal the attention of the entire globe over the course of the next decade. 

 

In 2028, Los Angeles will host the Summer Olympic Games. For Olivia, a native of Southern California, don’t think for a second that she’ll be planning a vacation then. 

 

“I definitely have a date circled in my calendar, the 2028 Summer Olympics. That’s a big date. I want to play on the world stage where everybody is watching, big stadiums, big crowds.”

 

Earth-shattering expectations aside (for the moment), Olivia has already shaken up the youth soccer circuit in Southern California. Sure, she hopes to be the best female soccer player on the planet. What’s more, she’s already made the boys confront that reality as well. 

 

“I love being able to prove people wrong. Finding the best situation to play might sometimes be with boys.” 

 

That was indeed the case. 

 

“I played in the boys’ academy. I was the first girl ever to do that. When we went to Spain for a tournament, I was the leading goal scorer on my team. I scored six goals in five games.” 

The moment she stepped on the soccer field at age four, Olivia Moultrie knew she’d found just the thing. Eight years later, and not even yet a teenager, Olivia aims to steal the attention of the entire globe over the course of the next decade. 

 

In 2028, Los Angeles will host the Summer Olympic Games. For Olivia, a native of Southern California, don’t think for a second that she’ll be planning a vacation then. 

 

“I definitely have a date circled in my calendar, the 2028 Summer Olympics. That’s a big date. I want to play on the world stage where everybody is watching, big stadiums, big crowds.”

 

Earth-shattering expectations aside (for the moment), Olivia has already shaken up the youth soccer circuit in Southern California. Sure, she hopes to be the best female soccer player on the planet. What’s more, she’s already made the boys confront that reality as well. 

 

“I love being able to prove people wrong. Finding the best situation to play might sometimes be with boys.” 

 

That was indeed the case. 

 

“I played in the boys’ academy. I was the first girl ever to do that. When we went to Spain for a tournament, I was the leading goal scorer on my team. I scored six goals in five games.” 

Olivia has continued to shed light on the greater truth. 

 

“It should always be about the soccer. It’s not about whether you’re a girl or a boy. Can you play?” 

 

These are the new rules, and any issues you might have can be taken up with Olivia on the field. 

 

Great as she is, we are still ten years away from the summer that’s boldly circled in the calendar of Olivia’s mind. Already a dominating player, Olivia has started to identify specific areas of improvement.

 

“I’ve been working on creating space from defenders with my movement, getting my hands on people, pushing off, finding spaces, finding gaps.”

 

She’s asked about the hardest aspects of the sacrifice to be great.

 

“I don’t think there’s really a hard part when you’re doing what you love. I love playing soccer, and I don’t really think there’s anything hard about that.”

Olivia has continued to shed light on the greater truth. 

 

“It should always be about the soccer. It’s not about whether you’re a girl or a boy. Can you play?” 

 

These are the new rules, and any issues you might have can be taken up with Olivia on the field. 

 

Great as she is, we are still ten years away from the summer that’s boldly circled in the calendar of Olivia’s mind. Already a dominating player, Olivia has started to identify specific areas of improvement.

 

“I’ve been working on creating space from defenders with my movement, getting my hands on people, pushing off, finding spaces, finding gaps.”

 

She’s asked about the hardest aspects of the sacrifice to be great.

 

“I don’t think there’s really a hard part when you’re doing what you love. I love playing soccer, and I don’t really think there’s anything hard about that.”

As far as chasing that crazy dream on the horizon, Olivia unapologetically exercises the far reaches of her imagination.

 

“I want to be the best female soccer player ever. I want for parents to say to their kids, not just their daughters but their sons, that she was a great footballer. I don’t want to be good for a girl. I want to be a great, great footballer. Period.”

 

How will you chase your crazy dream? #justdoit 

As far as chasing that crazy dream on the horizon, Olivia unapologetically exercises the far reaches of her imagination.

 

“I want to be the best female soccer player ever. I want for parents to say to their kids, not just their daughters but their sons, that she was a great footballer. I don’t want to be good for a girl. I want to be a great, great footballer. Period.”

 

How will you chase your crazy dream? #justdoit 

GENESSI LIZAMA, STUDENT & RUNNER

GENESSI LIZAMA, STUDENT & RUNNER

Genessi runs for more than personal bests. She runs for her family, her team. She runs to prove others wrong. She runs to further her education and her future. She runs because running is now part of Genessi. 

 

Inspired by friends and coaches, Genessi started her running career with Students Run LA. There, she learned skills to better her time and her life. 

 

“Before Students Run LA, I didn’t even care, honestly. But with them being open to everyone, I got into running and now it’s a sport that I can’t leave, no matter what.”

 

It was through running that she received the support and motivation needed to start following her dreams.

 

“Coach was the only person who actually told me I could do it. If you’re determined, you practice, you try your hardest, you can do it. She really pushed me to complete my first marathon.”

Genessi runs for more than personal bests. She runs for her family, her team. She runs to prove others wrong. She runs to further her education and her future. She runs because running is now part of Genessi. 

 

Inspired by friends and coaches, Genessi started her running career with Students Run LA. There, she learned skills to better her time and her life. 

 

“Before Students Run LA, I didn’t even care, honestly. But with them being open to everyone, I got into running and now it’s a sport that I can’t leave, no matter what.”

 

It was through running that she received the support and motivation needed to start following her dreams.

 

“Coach was the only person who actually told me I could do it. If you’re determined, you practice, you try your hardest, you can do it. She really pushed me to complete my first marathon.”

After completing her first marathon, Genessi found a new confidence and strength in herself. 

“My dream is to become a professional long-distance runner. I know the competition in long-distance is really tough, there’s a lot of other girls faster than me. But with practice and determination, I can do it.” 

 

Practice and determination. Genessi already knows what it takes to achieve dreams. 

 

“I wondered why somebody would want to run so long. Then, through training, I found out I wanted to run ‘cause of all those people on my team. That teamwork really pushed me through. It’s something no one else can give me except the team.”

 

Genessi gets her second wind from support.

 

“With my family and my team there to support me, I can prove I’m not crazy for doing this dream. That I really do have a purpose. That this is actually what makes me happy.”

 

With her family at her back and a pair of Pegasus 35s on her feet, no finish line is too far for Genessi.

After completing her first marathon, Genessi found a new confidence and strength in herself. 

“My dream is to become a professional long-distance runner. I know the competition in long-distance is really tough, there’s a lot of other girls faster than me. But with practice and determination, I can do it.” 

 

Practice and determination. Genessi already knows what it takes to achieve dreams. 

 

“I wondered why somebody would want to run so long. Then, through training, I found out I wanted to run ‘cause of all those people on my team. That teamwork really pushed me through. It’s something no one else can give me except the team.”

 

Genessi gets her second wind from support.

 

“With my family and my team there to support me, I can prove I’m not crazy for doing this dream. That I really do have a purpose. That this is actually what makes me happy.”

 

With her family at her back and a pair of Pegasus 35s on her feet, no finish line is too far for Genessi.

Genessi has long-distance dreams and no finish line can stop her. 

 

“To anyone else who’s pursuing a crazy dream, just do it. It doesn’t matter what others think. It doesn’t matter what you think, just do it cause you can’t live without it.”

 

How will you follow your crazy dream? #justdoit

 

Genessi has long-distance dreams and no finish line can stop her. 

 

“To anyone else who’s pursuing a crazy dream, just do it. It doesn’t matter what others think. It doesn’t matter what you think, just do it cause you can’t live without it.”

 

How will you follow your crazy dream? #justdoit

 

SKY BROWN, SKATER & SURFER

SKY BROWN, SKATER & SURFER

Skateboarding’s biggest ambassador is smaller than you’d expect. At 9, Sky Brown is taking the sport to people and places it’s never been. Whether breaking barriers in Cambodia or owning a park event in LA, Sky skates to empower a generation of girls that supports her. 

 

While Sky was ready to skate at 3, the skateboarding world wasn’t ready for her. Sky had to fight for acceptance, competing in a sport that didn’t know how to handle her youth or the fact that she’s a girl.

Skateboarding’s biggest ambassador is smaller than you’d expect. At 9, Sky Brown is taking the sport to people and places it’s never been. Whether breaking barriers in Cambodia or owning a park event in LA, Sky skates to empower a generation of girls that supports her. 

 

While Sky was ready to skate at 3, the skateboarding world wasn’t ready for her. Sky had to fight for acceptance, competing in a sport that didn’t know how to handle her youth or the fact that she’s a girl.

Sky Brown doesn’t look like the typical skater. But, by spreading the sport to girls across the world, she’s changing what the typical skater looks like. More girls are facing their fears, picking up a board, and following their dreams 

because of Sky.

 

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be the first to feature skateboarding and Sky has her sights set on competing in and for her home country, Japan. Making the games takes a lifetime of work. For Sky Brown, though, 12 years should do the trick.

Sky Brown doesn’t look like the typical skater. But, by spreading the sport to girls across the world, she’s changing what the typical skater looks like. More girls are facing their fears, picking up a board, and following their dreams 

because of Sky.

 

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be the first to feature skateboarding and Sky has her sights set on competing in and for her home country, Japan. Making the games takes a lifetime of work. For Sky Brown, though, 12 years should do the trick.

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