About Us

The Roadrunner Sports Club is a community-based youth sports organization. Run solely by volunteers, its mission is to develop the strength of mind, spirit, body, and character of children in the community through an afterschool sports program for youth six to 18 years old. The Club's primary objective is to improve the quality of life of youth through sports and academics while providing positive leadership and vision to the East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park communities.

Though founded in 2007, the Roadrunner Sports Club is built on a foundation laid over the last 30 years. Founder Aaron Johnson used the sport of basketball to teach hundreds of youth in the East Menlo Park and East Palo Alto communities important life skills. Many alumni are now contributing to the success of the Club as board members, coaches and sponsors. The tradition is filled with great accomplishments at the local and national level. We look to continue the tradition for many years to come!

Creed: "Born to Win" by A. Johnson

I was born to win.

I will never accept failures or defeats, nor will I surrender my being to disappointments, discouragements, frustration, stress etc. I will never quit nor give up on life no matter what the circumstances.

I will never allow self-pity to take root in my soul.

I will always depend on that indomitable desire to win which God instilled in my mind; body and spirit to help me overcome my trails and tribulations.

I will always adhere to my life creed, "if you can breathe- you can win" when I am faced against overwhelming odds to succeed. I will always strive to be the best I can be.

I will always strive to be a winner – that is my solemn promise to God. For – I was born to win!

Donation Info

The Roadrunner Sports Club is a not for profit organization working to enrich the lives of youth through athletics and academics. With a growing staff built of Roadrunner Alumni, we are excited at the opportunity of sharing our experiences and expertise with the future of our community.

As an affiliated organization, the Roadrunner Sports Club is recognized as tax-exempted under the Amateur Athletic Union of the US Inc. Our partnership with this organization ensures that all funding received from sponsors/donors will be tax deductible. Our tax id number is 20-4731382. The group exemption number of the Amateur Athletic Union is 1155.

Roadrunner Sports Club is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-profit

Previous Donors

The Roadrunner Sports Club would like to thank the following for their generous support and donation:

Blake Bechtel
The Peery Foundation
Palo Alto Community Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Ben Williams, Attorney at Law
Sue and Dick Jacobsen