The Comeback Project is an idea that was formed between Maurice Clarett (former OSU RB) & Nate Ortiz ( youth pastor at Victory Christian Center [TheRiot]). The name Comeback Project was decided upon as they wanted to see a Comeback in their cities & communities. They knew it wouldn’t be a quick fix, but a project that everyone will need to help in. They wanted to find a way to reach the teenagers of the Youngstown/Warren region. This game is helping further that vision. Maurice and Nate first met as freshman at Austintown Fitch and from there they both went where life has taken them. Now 12 years later they reconnected when Nate asked Maurice to speak at The Riot youth center to the young people at the weekly service. From there they recognized the passion they both shared in helping teenagers of this city.
The money raised from this game will help expand the reach of the Comeback Project and future events they will do in the community. Maurice has been speaking at schools, churches, and other organizations to share his story and talk about the Comeback Project. Nate is at The Riot seeing hundreds of kids come through in a year. They need your help to continue reaching and expanding!! There will be other events taking place with The Comeback Project name and if you would like to donate please hit the donate tab at the top of your screen. Thank you!!
- The Comeback Project Team