This is our story...
"The same grace that saves one keeps another."
~ Mike Hayes ~
In 2003, Ignite International set out on a mission to ignite generational cycles of hope one life at a time through the universal language of sport. Having established global impact, our founder sensed there is more to be and to do. The answer was introduced on a normal Friday night in 2018, which turned out to be anything but normal, as a complete stranger walked off her television screen through an episode of Dateline NBC.
Ignite U1 reflects the random convergence of two paths of opposite origin. One is lined with decorated impact, the other with life's harshest storms. They share not only a profound friendship but a unique determination to break intergenerational cycles of trauma and ignite generational cycles of hope.