The Hurdles Foundation is dedicated to helping at risk youth overcome life's hurdles. We host a range of fundraising events to support children in need, and believe that every child deserves a fair start in life.


Our Mission

The mission of The Hurdles Foundation is to ensure that every child has a chance at a healthy, safe, and nurtured start to life. We support children in overcoming life’s hurdles, encouraging emotional and intellectual learning, so they can reach their full potential and grow to become contributing members of their community.

We believe that life’s hurdles can be viewed in a different light, an optimistic light. We prefer to view these hurdles as a call to action to a competition that we know we can win.
— Jesse Overton, Founder of The Hurdles Foundation


The "hurdles" of life cannot be removed, they can only be overcome, and thus ACTION is at the core of the Hurdles Foundation's mission and purpose. In facing these hurdles, in fact within the very naming of the word lay the solution.


Founded in 2004, The Hurdles Foundation is unique in that it is one of a handful of all volunteer foundations. The Hurdles Foundation team is responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising, programming, including determination and distribution of funds and assistance.