Every child deserves a chance.

Combating Childhood Obesity

Obesity now affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the U.S. - triple the rate from just one generation ago.

"The risk of obesity starts early in life. Over half of obese children become overweight by the age of 2, and approximately one in five children are overweight or obese by their 6th birthday."
- The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity

Lives at Risk

Three times more children are obese today than just 30 years ago. Now, nearly a third of kids in America are overweight or obese. The rate skyrockets to almost 40% in African American and Hispanic communities. Plus, more and more children are being diagnosed with obesity-related conditions that were traditionally only seen in adults, like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Even more disheartening, many of these kids will experience serious conditions like heart disease, cancer, and stroke as adults.

Derek Locklear & LGTS Kids
" This is a passion. This is my mission.
I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition."
- First Lady Michelle Obama

Derek Locklear & LGTS Kids
Derek Locklear's philosophy positively influences how a child relates to athletics throughout his life. By providing sports training and equipment to children in need, Coach Derek is working to keep kids active.


Combating Childhood Obesity With Physical Play Opportunities

Combating Childhood Obesity with an Active Lifestyle

  • Provides sports training & equipment to children in need.
  • Provides nutrition education as well as health eating alternatives.
  • Provides afterschool programs centered around youth sports.
  • Provides programming that will help offset childhood diabetes as well as childhood obesity.

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