The Uncommon Athlete is a program developed jointly by Rachel’s Challenge and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. It is designed to impress on young athletes the values that will make them better athletes and better adults – perseverance, relationships, integrity, courage, and empathy – values represented in the acronym PRICE.
Through those values, the program seeks to help young athletes to better themselves, and to become adults who can lead and improve their communities.
In March of 2016, District Attorney Hoovler brought The Uncommon Athlete to Orange County at an assembly of over 200 school administrators, athletic directors, coaches, team captains, and other student-athletes. The program is part of District Attorney Hoovler’s effort to reduce bullying and hazing in Orange County schools.
District Attorney Hoovler plans to continue the Uncommon Athlete program in 2017 and beyond.