I reached out to Philadelphia 76ers senior executive Dave Sholler about the great community work that he has been doing with The Covenant House of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Sholler and his wife Tiffany exemplify the adage about when much is given, much is expected.

Dave Sholler comes from a very humble and modest beginning. He knew very tough times that involved being a resident at The Atlantic City Rescue Mission.

He has lived a purpose-driven life and has given back to many communities over the years.

Professionally, Sholler has risen to achieve great success and land senior executive positions with the UFC and The NBA Philadelphia 76ers.

Sholler is currently the Chief Communications Officer for Harris Blitzer Sports Entertainment (HBSE) … before this group was formed, Harris and Blitzer led a group for the purchase of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Here are just some of the things that Dave and Tiffany Sholler have done:

  • Dave Sholler, an Egg Harbor Township native who serves a Chief Communications Officer for the Philadelphia 76ers and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, appeared at the Covenant House location in Atlantic City this past Tuesday afternoon to support youth experiencing homelessness in the region.
  • In addition to Sholler speaking to attendees about his own journey growing up through trying times, the Sholler family purchased dinner for youth at the facility on Tuesday night and provided attendees with 76ers merchandise. Several attendees also won signed photos of 76ers stars. The Shollers also made a monetary donation to Covenant House ahead of the holiday season.
  • Sholler and his wife Tiffany have hosted similar events at the facility over the past two years, at times bringing their children to help serve dinner and hear stories from youth at Covenant House.
  • Sholler credits Covenant House executive
    Jennifer Williams for extending the opportunity to get involved with Covenant House.

The work Jen and the team at Covenant House do to uplift and provide resources for homeless youth in the Atlantic City region inspired my family to get involved. There are so many smart, talented young people who come through the Covenant House each year. Some of these young people come from difficult upbringings. Some have faced challenges with addiction or declining mental health issues. They need the support and infrastructure Covenant House provides.

For me, it's incredibly humbling to hear their stories of perseverance and resolve.

In today's society, it is troubling when the struggles of youth are discounted or misunderstood. These are bright young people who need a helping hand. I'm a guy who grew up here, who had my own struggles, and this is a responsibility my family welcomes and embraces. If it weren't for people who embraced me as a youth, I wouldn't be where I am today, said Sholler.

Dave Sholler photo.
Dave Sholler photo.

Jen Williams from The Covenant House said the following about Dave Sholler and The Sholler Family:

"Covenant House's Atlantic City site has been blessed several times by Dave Sholler sharing his story of inspiring transformation with our youth facing homelessness.”

“By sharing his own journey, he provides hope that their past does not have to define their future and that change is possible.”

“Our young people hear from Dave that they also can rise above their circumstances, just as he did, that opportunities come they need to take advantage of to move forward, and that asking for help is ok. We are so thankful that Dave and his family support Covenant House and our mission to young people who need it most,” said Williams.

Dave Sholler’s real life story is an inspirational one, proving that all things are possible in the full contact sport, known as the game of life.

The winter months and holiday season will present even more need for the homeless youth. Here is a direct link if you would like to contribute to The Covenant House you may Donate here.

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