When Hurricane Ian struck in September 2022, leaving a mass of destruction in its wake, Coach Renee Lopez, author of the bestselling book, Looking For A FULL RIDE?: An Insider’s Recruiting Guide, launched an offer to donate $5 from every purchase of her book on www.lookingforafullride.com and all digital purchases on her website store, www.rlopezcoaching.com/store for supplies for victims of the hurricane. After going to the affected area to visit a friend and distribute relief, Coach Renee saw the extent of the damage to the properties and lives of the people in the Southwest part of Florida that was badly hit by the hurricane and sought more help.
Beyond being an author, Coach Renee has a thriving Facebook group with over 90,000 members where she is hands-on and readily answers questions about the college athletic recruitment process. In this group, parents learn and share information, and those who have successfully gone through the process pay it forward by sharing their experiences with those who are starting or in the midst of it. Coach Renee posted a call for help for relief for families in the devastated communities. Members of the group from all over the United States responded and the donations reached $30,000 in less than 24 hours! As of this writing, Coach Renee has made several trips down south to distribute food, water, cleaning supplies, and gift cards to the victims and shares their heart-wrenching to heart-warming stories with the group.
About Coach Renee Lopez and Her Bestselling Book:
Coach Renee Lopez is a twenty-year coaching veteran, and expert in the college recruiting process, leadership development training, and creating positive team environments. She wrote Looking For A FULL RIDE?: An Insider’s Recruiting Guide which provides a true insider’s perspective on recruiting and how to quadruple the chances at an athletic scholarship. It was published in 2019 by Black Card Books and has just sold 20,000 printed copies to date. The book walks through the process of becoming a college student-athlete and has helped countless families find the right fit for their son or daughter to pursue their academic and athletic dreams. In addition to being an author, Coach Renee is also CEO of her own leadership development, team building, and coaching education academy consulting service. For more information on Coach Renee Lopez, visit her website, www.rlopezcoaching.com, or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.