intentional sports by the numbers


Campus Located in North Austin, Chicago


20 hours
per week of free programming for locals


150,000 square feet
of indoor and outdoor fields


Largest Indoor Turf
Soccer Field in Chicago city limits


Intentional Sports is a tax-exempt 501c3 with a self-sustaining business model consisting of no-cost programming and low-cost programming on one hand, and revenue-generating programming on the other. The no-cost/low-cost programming is geared towards children in the surrounding communities, and will primarily take place in the after school hours of 3-7 p.m.

The revenue generating programming will involve adult league play, regional tournaments, and off-season training for professional and collegiate athletes. Having both of these elements operating simultaneously at Intentional Sports will give us the resources we need to execute our vision of creating opportunity for children who otherwise lack it.

Meet the Intentional Sports Leaders

We are a people-focused organization. Here are the leaders that made this project happen and made our collective vision come to light.


Founder & Chief Development Officer

Austin Carr


Marco Espejo

Director of Operations

Naomi Mayes

Non-Profit Director

Tre Demps

Basketball Director

Gabe Garcia

Business Development - Soccer

Jenn Gibson

Sports Nutrition Consultant

Jason Heyward

Jason Heyward Baseball Academy

Tommy Christian

Founder & Owner, TCBOOST Sports Performance


The Intentional Sports Board of Directors is comprised of senior leadership in sports, entertainment, and the corporate world – all of whom are committed to bringing equity through sports opportunity, wellness, and positive belonging to under-resourced areas.

Oguchi Onyewu

US Soccer Veteran, International Professional Board Member

Lisa Byington

Head Play-By-Play Announcer, Milwaukee Bucks and many other National Broadcasts

Hugo Perez

Head Coach, El Salvador National Soccer Team

Charmaine Hooper

Olympics, Professional, NCAA & Canada Hall of Famer, Board Member

Paul Burton

CBS Reporter, Board Member

Dylan Jadeja

President of Riot Games, Board Member

Michael Ireland

President of Paramount Pictures, Board Member

Andy McDermott