Sponsored by: Marysville Tire & Auto

The Athletic Factory is a non-profit organization based in Port Huron, Michigan. Their goal is to create recreational opportunities that support positive development of youth in St Clair County and surrounding counties. They hope to do this through youth athletic participation, competition, educational tutoring, and student-athlete college preparation. The local organization recently received $15,000 from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation that will go towards their mission and programming. The organization’s two components of athletic training and social services like mentoring and after-school enrichment are making an impact in the community. Athletic training includes; training camps, sports specific training, leagues and tournaments for basketball and volleyball, and specialized sports specific training for football and baseball. The second part focuses on free in-school and after-school services to the youth and their families, including tutoring, mentoring, and student-athlete college preparation.