Lifting spirits through messages of hope.

 

THE MISSION

Ray of Hope Foundation is dedicated to uplifting those in dire need through sharing personalized videos – “rays of hope” – from the many luminaries and game-changers who support our charitable purpose.  We feel that by shining a positive light into the life of someone who may be struggling with hardships, there is tremendous power to motivate the inspiration for escaping from the darkness.

 

THE ROSTER

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RAY LEWIS - Super Bowl MVP, Analyst, Author, Podcaster, Tackling Life

 APOLO OHNO - Record 8x Winter Olympic Medalist, Host, Investor

APOLO OHNO - Record 8x Winter Olympic Medalist, Host, Investor

  BRYAN CALLEN - Stand Up Comedian, Actor, Podcaster  

 BRYAN CALLEN - Stand Up Comedian, Actor, Podcaster  

 EDDIE GEORGE - Former NFL Runningback, Heisman Trophy Winner, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur

EDDIE GEORGE - Former NFL Runningback, Heisman Trophy Winner, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur

 LEWIS HOWES - Former Pro Athlete, NYT Best-selling Author,  The School of Greatness Podcast

LEWIS HOWES - Former Pro Athlete, NYT Best-selling Author, The School of Greatness Podcast

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JOHN BRENKUS - Creator/Host ESPN Sport Science, Author, Podcaster, Brink of Midnight

 ERNIE JOHNSON - Legendary Sportscaster, Turner Sports, CBS Sports                        

ERNIE JOHNSON - Legendary Sportscaster, Turner Sports, CBS Sports                        

 DUSTIN JOHNSON - World #1 Ranked Golfer,  The Dustin Johnson Golf School

DUSTIN JOHNSON - World #1 Ranked Golfer, The Dustin Johnson Golf School

 JOEY MCINTYRE - New Kids on The Block, Solo Artist, Actor

JOEY MCINTYRE - New Kids on The Block, Solo Artist, Actor

 JEFF HOFFMAN - CEO, Entrepreneur, Priceline.com, Ubid.com, ColorJar, Speaker, Film & Music Producer

JEFF HOFFMAN - CEO, Entrepreneur, Priceline.com, Ubid.com, ColorJar, Speaker, Film & Music Producer

 RENNIE CURRAN - Former NFL Linebacker, Keynote Speaker, Author, Coach

RENNIE CURRAN - Former NFL Linebacker, Keynote Speaker, Author, Coach

DAYMOND JOHN - Shark Tank, FUBU, Investor, Master Brand Builder, Author

 MICHAEL PHELPS - Most Decorated Olympian of All Time, Michael Phelps Foundation 

MICHAEL PHELPS - Most Decorated Olympian of All Time, Michael Phelps Foundation 

 SUMMER SANDERS - 2x  OlympicGold Medalist Swimmer, Media Personality

SUMMER SANDERS - 2x  OlympicGold Medalist Swimmer, Media Personality

 MERRIL HOGE - Former NFL Runningback, Sportscaster  

MERRIL HOGE - Former NFL Runningback, Sportscaster  

 THOMAS DIMITROFF - General Manager, Atlanta Falcons

THOMAS DIMITROFF - General Manager, Atlanta Falcons

 TAKEO SPIKES - Former NFL Linebacker, 15 year Career, Author                                

TAKEO SPIKES - Former NFL Linebacker, 15 year Career, Author                                

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TRENT DILFER - Former Pro Bowl QB, Super Bowl XXXV Champion

 RANDY COUTURE - MMA Legend, Actor, Former U.S. Army Sergeant

RANDY COUTURE - MMA Legend, Actor, Former U.S. Army Sergeant

 ADAM CAROLLA - Comedian, Radio Personality, Television Host, actor, Podcaster, Director

ADAM CAROLLA - Comedian, Radio Personality, Television Host, actor, Podcaster, Director

 PHYLLIS NEWHOUSE - President/CEO Xtreme Solutions, Inc.                        

PHYLLIS NEWHOUSE - President/CEO Xtreme Solutions, Inc.                        

 SEAN FOLEY - Pro Golf Coach, Head Coach Canadian Junior Golf Association

SEAN FOLEY - Pro Golf Coach, Head Coach Canadian Junior Golf Association

 
 

SUBMIT A REQUEST

to receive a Ray of Hope

If you know someone courageously battling difficult circumstances who could use some some positive energy, please complete a request below. Our goal is to deliver one Ray of Hope video message every day starting November 1, 2017.

*Please do not request "Happy Birthday" or "Good Luck" messages, personal visits, or financial aid. Our aim is to uplift people in dire circumstances by sending inspirational, personalized videos.

Your Name *
Your Name
Name of Person in Need *
Name of Person in Need
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How it all started

THE STORY

In their decade long friendship, Ray Lewis and John Brenkus have bonded over one common principle: spreading positive energy, especially to those in need.

Here’s an example:

John asked Ray to record a short video giving words of inspiration to a friend who was newly diagnosed with brain cancer (Grade 4 Glioblastoma).  The very next day, a friend asked John to record a short, uplifting video message for a high school athlete who was paralyzed in a freak accident.

 

The video requests for both Ray and John kept coming…it was almost like something in the ether granted people permission to ask for a simple favor which, John and Ray in turn, gladly fulfilled.  The positive energy began to perpetuate itself and, thus, the idea for “Ray of Hope” was born.

Watch the very first Ray of Hope videos here: 

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THE BOARD

 RAY LEWIS   Super Bowl MVP, Sports Analyst, and Philanthropist

RAY LEWIS 

Super Bowl MVP, Sports Analyst, and Philanthropist

 JOHN BRENKUS  John is the creator and host of 6x Emmy-Award winning "ESPN Sport Science", author of NYT Best-seller "The Perfection Point", and co-creator of BRINK OF MIDNIGHT. He has created award-winning TV content, documentaries, and films for 25 years. 

JOHN BRENKUS

John is the creator and host of 6x Emmy-Award winning "ESPN Sport Science", author of NYT Best-seller "The Perfection Point", and co-creator of BRINK OF MIDNIGHT. He has created award-winning TV content, documentaries, and films for 25 years. 

 ROB VAKA  Rob has spent the last decade bringing hope and impact to thousands of people; first through G2G Collection, which he co-founded in 2012 and has generated near $10 million for various charitable causes, and currently by helping professional athletes and entertainers to live more Confidently, Fully, and Purposefully through SignaturePro. He's worked with the best and the brightest in sport, music, and business but counts his greatest passion to be Angie, his wife of 15 years, and their children Alexis, 14, and Kyle, 11.

ROB VAKA

Rob has spent the last decade bringing hope and impact to thousands of people; first through G2G Collection, which he co-founded in 2012 and has generated near $10 million for various charitable causes, and currently by helping professional athletes and entertainers to live more Confidently, Fully, and Purposefully through SignaturePro. He's worked with the best and the brightest in sport, music, and business but counts his greatest passion to be Angie, his wife of 15 years, and their children Alexis, 14, and Kyle, 11.

 
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EXAMPLE STORIES