NFL All-Pro Player and ESPN Sports Analyst Marcellus Wiley Signs On as Ambassador for After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles

Compton Native Brings Passion for Helping Disadvantaged Kids and Supporting Education-Driven Nonprofits to LA's Largest and Most Successful After-School Program

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Marcellus Wiley, a Columbia University graduate, an All-Pro defensive end in the National Football League and now a popular sports analyst on ESPN Sports Nation and Co-Host on 710 AM ESPN-LA Radio, Marcellus and Kelvin Show, is putting his non-stop energy, business smarts, winning smile and immense compassion to work as an Ambassador for After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA), the flagship chapter of a national after-school organization established by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2002.

ASAS-LA is the premier, school-based, comprehensive, after-school program for children with the greatest needs and fewest resources in grades K-12. Its mission is to educate, enlighten and inspire young people, by providing dynamic and exciting opportunities for success, while cultivating self-esteem, leadership and respect to help build healthier communities. ASAS-LA currently serves more than 14,000 children at 52 schools in the Greater Los Angeles area.

"I'm very proud to be an After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles Ambassador,"says Wiley. "If you know me, you know that youth and education have always been important to me. Taking on the role of an All-Star Ambassador gives me the opportunity to continue to support our future leaders and the future of our community. My goal is to use my passion and my firsthand experience to inspire young ones and guide them to success."

Watch Wiley on video accepting the ambassadorship.

Ana Campos, President & CEO of ASAS-LA, is thrilled to have Wiley on board:"In a year when we will be fighting to save After-School All-Stars programs from federal budget cuts, there's nobody I'd rather have on our team than Marcellus.He was a force of nature on the playing field and we know he'll bring that same strength, savviness and perseverance to the ASAS-LA community. Our kids and staff already love Marcellus, so we know he'll inspire them in a hundred ways. We're grateful to him for taking on this role, embracing our mission and advocating for our cause."

One of Wiley's first missions has been to lead the charge in implementing a new Sports Industry Essentials program in partnership with Qubed, Inc. Qubed, Inc. is a career discovery company designed for the next generation of talent to pursue a career path that aligns to their passion. The program was developed with experts from Columbia University and leaders from the NFL, NBA, Nike and other sports organizations. All-Star students will learn the ins and out of the industry, and explore various career paths in sports that they may have never known existed. In tandem, he is also working to boost ASAS-LA's "Explore the Future" year-end campaign, which aims to raise funds to expand their after school programming, reduce the achievement gap, support college readiness and career success, and equip the next generation with job skills.

To learn more about "Explore the Future" and donate - or become a sponsor or partner - visit www.la-allstars.org, email to info@la-allstars.org or call 213-232-0123.

For media inquires about ASAS-LA or to set up an interview with Ana Campos, please contact Scott Busby at The Busby Group - scottb@thebusbygroup.com or call 310.475.2914.

To view this video on YouTube, please visit: https://youtu.be/GMSaKpgToCM

Media Contact: Scott Busby, The Busby Group, 310-475-2914, scottb@thebusbygroup.com

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SOURCE The Busby Group



2017

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Education, Higher Education, General Sports, Sporting Events, Broadcast Feed Annoucement, Children


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