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.

TEAM

Sean Birdsong – Founder

Sean founded American Ballers in 2016, and has worked with youth for over 15 years. As a former student athlete he understands the impact that mentorship can have on the next generation. A native of Westwood, New Jersey, Sean attended Bonner Springs High School in Kansas where he played varsity basketball all four years. He played two years of junior college basketball at Highland Community College, and completed his collegiate career at NCAA Lincoln University. Sean 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 2014, he founded Nothing But Net Sports which programs provide a healthy living for youth, and adults. In addition to sports, and recreation, Sean has worked in the behavioral healthcare field, and in the school system in special education instructing students in the classroom.

Sean earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Sharon Thomas Letalon – Business Development / Marketing Consultant

Sharon Thomas Letalon has been apart of American Ballers since its inception. Sharon is the CEO of New World Consulting LLC, and a humanitarian who is passionate about evoking change. With 20 plus years in the financial industry, business development, and event planning, Ms. Letalon has developed a very diverse skill set with a focus on helping others. Her professional background ranges from working as a senior financial analyst to working for Bankers Trust institutional bank in the Endowments and Foundation division. It was here that sparked her passion for social enterprise, as she worked with major foundations on behalf of the bank.

After relocating to Orlando, Ms. Letalon continued her career on the retail side of finance by working as an independent financial planner, in addition to working with the NBA. From 2011-2015, Ms. Letalon served as the COO of the NBA Retired Players Association Orlando Chapter, and continues to work in their non-profit sector in various events around the country.

As a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, she credits Marymount for being 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.

Ms. Letalon believes that the power to effect change is the duty of each generation!

NBA MENTORS

MEDIA

EVENTS

Orlando, Florida

December 14th, 2019

Los Angeles, California

August 29th, 2019

Brooklyn, New York

December 20th, 2018

OUR THANKS TO

SCOTT TESSER

GEORGE TINSLEY

CONTACT

For sponsorship opportunities please contact americanballers16@gmail.com