ABOUT

American Ballers was created with the purpose of working with, and motivating at risk youth in communities throughout the United States, while using basketball as a tool for personal growth. We work in partnership with various nonprofits, NBA organizations, and Legends in holding free basketball clinics, and educational workshops.

American Ballers not only gives youth of all backgrounds the opportunity to interact with positive role models in the community, but also gives NBA players and organizations the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of aspiring athletes across the nation.

Sean Birdsong – Founder

A native of Westwood, New Jersey, Sean went to Bonner Springs High School in Kansas where he played basketball. He attended Highland Community College, and NCAA II Lincoln University on basketball scholarships, and would go on to play professionally in the Continental Basketball Association, and Premier Basketball League.

After playing, Sean coached within the NBA and high school circuit which includes; the NBA G-League Combine, NBA G-Leagues Texas Legends free agent camp, Dallas Mavericks Basketball Academy, and Blue Valley North High school as an assistant coach.

In addition to playing and coaching, Sean has worked with at risk youth, and adults in the behavioral healthcare field. In 2014, he founded Nothing But Net Sports which programs promote a healthy living through sports for youth, and adults. Sean earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Sharon Thomas Letalon – Marketing & Event Consultant

Sharon Thomas Letalon is the CEO of New World Consulting LLC a business development, event planning company, as well as a financial planner. She has 20 plus years’ experience in the financial industry. Ms. Letalon is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Ms. Letalon has a passion for social enterprises and humanitarian projects which empowers the youth to effect change. Her professional background has been diverse, ranging from working as a senior financial analyst and securities trader to working for Bankers Trust/Deutsche institutional bank in the Endowments and Foundation division as a AT. This is the role which started her passion for social enterprises, as she worked with major foundations at the time on behalf of the bank. 

Another milestone for Ms. Letalon was when she relocated to Orlando, Florida and continued her career on the retail side of finance by working as an independent financial planner. This move to Orlando also connected her with NBA franchises like the Orlando Magic and its players. From 2011 to 2015 Ms. Letalon served as COO of the NBA Retired Players Association Orlando Chapter, the official alumni association of the NBA. Ms. Letalon continues to work with NBA legends through various events including NBA All Star Weekend, and youth basketball camps throughout the country. 

Ms. Letalon credits Marymount Manhattan College for being such an important part of who she is. “They gave me the strength to stand up and be a global citizen that can help give those who don’t have a voice a platform to be heard and the opportunity to achieve their goals”. “The power to effect change is the duty of each generation”!

NBA MENTORS

EVENTS

Orlando Basketball Clinic

December 14th, 2019

L.A. Lakers Fitness & Basketball Clinic

August 29th, 2019

Brooklyn Nets Basketball Clinic

December 20th, 2018

SPONSORS

Scott Tesser

CONTACT

For sponsorship opportunities please contact americanballers16@gmail.com