Entries by Jonny Elliot

GC-360 Leadership & Player Development Summit 2024

Game Changers hosted a successful annual “GC-360 Leadership Summit” at Youngstown State University’s DeBartolo Stadium Club on Saturday, May 18, 2024. The event, held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., brought together high school athletes for a day of immersive learning and skill-building. Throughout the day, participants engaged in a series of seminars, open dialogues, […]

Giving Back on Thanksgiving

SERVICE LEADERSHIP!! Super grateful that student leaders from YSU, LaBrae, Niles, and Warren G. Harding High School helped to serve just over 2,010 meals to nursing homes, churches, and those challenged with food insecurity during this holiday season! Thanks to the @warrenfamilymission for allowing Game Changers the opportunity to continue our relationship of giving back, […]

2024 Mentorship Camp

Game Changers hosted its first Mentorship Camp at the Niles Wellness Center on MLK day, January 15th. The day encompassed about 70 students including 6-8th graders throughout Mahoning Valley—high school students from John F. Kennedy High School and Warren G. Harding High School, and last but not least college athletes from Youngstown State University—For The […]

Christmas Work 2023

The Warren Family Mission with the help of Game Changers and other groups, sponsored by Toys For Tots, gave gifts to more than 900 children at its gift giving event Friday, according to Mission Executive Director Cait White. She said each child was able to receive four gifts and five stocking stuffers.  “We gave away […]

2023 Hometown Holidays

Game Changers made a delightful contribution to the third annual Hometown Holidays Celebration in Downtown Warren. Operating out of the Brite building on West Market St., they hosted their popular cookie table for kids. Young children eagerly decorated their own sugar cookies, guided by enthusiastic high school volunteers from Warren JFK High School. The event […]

Game Changers paints new landscape for future

On a rainy and gloomy Saturday, a strong turnout of children and adults filtered into a makeshift art studio inside the Eastwood Mall to mix creativity with raising money for a good cause. The two groups — kids in the morning and adults in the evening — gathered for a paint party and a sip […]

Golf outing set to honor local legend

Phil Annarella legacy scholarship outing set for July 1 at Pine Lakes   The “Phil Annarella Legacy Scholarship” golf outing, presented by Game Changers, is set for July 1 at Pine Lakes Golf Course in Hubbard.    The golf package includes an 18-hole golf scramble, cart rental, lunch provided by Chick-fil-A, and dinner by Outback […]

2022 Hometown Holidays

Game Changers had a  cookie decorating in the lobby of BRITE Energy Innovators, which also hosted vendors from the Youngstown Flea. Children came in and decorated their own cookies with frosting and different toppings, alongside volunteers from local high schools. Hundreds of cookies were given out to children throughout the night, with festive music and […]

2021 GC Sip & Paint

Michael Engram hopes a family-friendly art funfest will raise enough proceeds to fund a scholarship in a longtime area coach’s name, but, more importantly, that many young people will fill their lives with valuable, positive lessons — one brushstroke at a time. “My focus is on students being well-rounded. We operate on four core values: […]