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2024 Friday Night Lights Youth Football Camp Lebanon Registration Is Now Open!


Beyond The Game empowers youth to excel in all facets of life. With your help, we are able to change the lives of kids by providing them with opportunities to reach success in many aspects of their lives. Our program was founded in 2016 with the goal to touch as many young adults as possible. Today, we have reached over 3,600 kids through our Guys With Ties and Girls With Pearls programs as well as over 6,000 kids through different camps and events. In addition, we have had the pleasure of donating over $200,000 in supplies to families in need while impacting 7 different states. If you would like to donate to our cause, you can do so through the link below. We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to what the future will bring!



2024 Friday Night Lights Camp

Our 2024 FNL Camp served over 400 kids at the Pro Football hall of Fame Fields in Canton Ohio! A special thank you to current and former Ohio State football players for giving the kids an amazing experience! A special thank you to all volunteers who helped make this camp possible!


2024 Bourbon With The Buckeyes

At the 2024 Bourbon With The Buckeyes we were able to raise $70,000 to help with our Guys With Ties and Girls With Pearls programs! A special thank you to all of our sponsors - Stellar Construction, Ohio Council of Community Schools, Zink Food Services, Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, Walmart, Grove City Dental, The Fenton family, Almost Heaven Ice Cream, Darby, Fentron, and others. This event wouldn't have been possible without you!


Guys With Ties Visit THE Buckeyes

20 Guys With Ties members attended an Ohio State Football practice as a result of being chosen as the top leaders of their schools! They brought encouraging signs and got to meet their favorite players. They also introduced themselves to head coach Ryan Day and delivered handwritten thank you notes.


'23 Bourbon With The Buckeyes

Our Guys With Ties & Girls With Pearls members helped to raise over $100k for our programs with the help of some of our Ohio State Buckeye friends, at our first annual Bourbon With The Buckeyes event! Our kids left a heartfelt impression on the guests by showing respect!

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Monica Day Talks GWT & GWP!

Columbus' own NBC 4 Star Monica Day, interviews President Devin Jordan and a school leader from St. Andrews Elementary, Katie Cappello on Guys With Ties and Girls With Pearls while also getting the opportunity to meet with some of the students and learn more about our programs!


Alliance Enhances Social Development 

Alliance Elementary School was featured for their Girls With Pearls and Guys With Ties programs and the impact of both social and emotional development in the kids who attend and how students benefit from being part of a group that are striving to positively contribute to their school and community.


ABC6/FOX28 Star Visits GCCS

The girls at Grove City Christian got a visit from guest speaker Alissa Henry, host of The Cash Explosion Show & lifestyle show host at ABC6/FOX28 to talk about setting goals and chasing dreams! The girls got to ask Alissa questions about her job and how she accomplished her goals.


Guys With Ties Impacting Lives

Watch us on Fox28 with Maria Durant on how our Guys With Ties program is impacting lives! Fox28 news visited us at Violet Elementary  in May 2023 to see how our program affects the children who are apart of it and to spread the word on how other schools in the community can join too!


This year we were again able to provide a holiday shopping to kids in our Guys With Ties and Girls With Pearls program in Columbus Ohio, thanks to the help of Walmart! Check out some of the photos below!


"I love seeing the work that Beyond The Game has done to make a positive impact on young people"

— Jim Tressel

President, Youngstown State University


“The mental manual has definitely helped keep me focused on a positive outlook during my transition into my rookie season. It’s something I know athletes of all ages can benefit from.”

— Harrison Bryant

Cleveland Browns Football Player

Thank You For Helping Make 2023 A Special Year!

In 2022 Beyond The Game was able to expand both Guys With Ties and Girls With Pearls reaching over 2,600 kids in 41 schools and 6 states! Our goal is to reach 100 schools by 2025. The Mental Manual was used in over 16 new teams and programs across the nation and we donated over $58,000 in supplies and food across the nation. Thank you to all of our sponsors who help make this possible! We look forward to 2024 and the growth ahead of us. 


A BIG thank you to our sponsors for their continuing support. Your financial contribution is what helps make our programs and events possible.

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Tel. 330-705-3398

PO BOX 413

Pickerington, OH 43147


We are always looking for help from the community to help us make a difference. If you would like to be a part of our volunteer team, please let us know!



We would love to hear your feedback on your experience with Beyond The Game. Please click the link below to share your thoughts, stories, and more.


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