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Malcolm Jenkins provides funding for OSU Complete Athlete Program

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On Oct. 1, 2016, Malcolm Jenkins, NFL Pro Bowl Safety for the Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl Champion, and former All-American Ohio State Buckeye, returned to his alma mater for homecoming and to watch the Buckeyes take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. During the first half of the football game, Jenkins participated in an on-field check presentation to The Ohio State University Athletic Department in the amount of $250,000.00, to support a new innovative life skills curriculum for current and former Ohio State student athletes.In 2015, Jenkins collaborated with Anomaly Sports Group President, Luke Fedlam, and Ohio State Athletics Director of Development, Raymont Harris, to develop the player transition program, entitled The Complete Athlete Program (CAP). The CAP program launched in May 2016 with a two-day seminar for approximately 20 current and former student athletes to help equip them with the essential knowledge and resources needed to successfully transition from their collegiate playing career. CAP participants were welcomed by Ohio State University Athletic Director, Gene Smith and participated in workshops held at Gerlach Hall on the Business School campus and at the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex.    Jenkins committed to provide a significant financial contribution, as well as, participate in the launch of CAP.The CAP seminars included a wide array of industry leaders serving as guest speakers on topics that many athletes struggle with during their career transition:

  • Personal Financial Management: Lawrence Funderburke, FunderMax Fitness
  • Lifestyle Management: Ryan Broyles, NFL Free Agent
  • Family Relationships: Stephen Rhodes, Signify Wealth
  • Understanding the Importance of Credit: Dennis Maag / Brian Stablein, JP Morgan Chase
  • Networking 101: Bethny Brown, Vice President Human Resources at Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  • Career Planning: Eddie George, Former NFL Player, Actor, Sports Analyst, and Professor