Ready, Set, Gold! (RSG!), a non-profit organization that promotes physical activity and healthy eating by pairing Olympians and Paralympians to over 50 LAUSD schools, and our sponsors at Samsung are proud to recognize Donte for his achievements for the 2016-2017 school year.
Donte is a 5th grade student at ICEF Innovation Charter in Los Angeles, which is one of the schools RSG! is partnered with. Donte was chosen as the winner of the RSG! FitnessGram challenge, a challenge that was created to help children strive to stay more physically active by goal setting.
Channon Anderson, Donte’s physical education teacher, stated: “Donte has been a role model to the younger students on campus and also the students in his grade. On many occasions, he has helped someone overcome an obstacle they were facing. Donte is a three-star athlete who excels in everything, including his school work.”
For his positive efforts, Donte has received a Samsung Gear S Smartwatch from Samsung for his outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments. This watch will be used to allow Donte to continue to monitor and reach his fitness goals.
Upon winning the Smartwatch, Donte wrote that “having a little brother made it very easy for me to lead. Having a little brother has also taught me how to motivate others to be the best they can be. Ready Set Gold! gave me that opportunity by allowing me to set examples for my classmates. (The Gear S watch) will be a huge asset to me as I move forward with basketball, football and track. Lastly, thank you for providing my classmates and I the opportunity to perform at a high level that will help us live a healthy life.”