Lexington Leadership Foundation


Lexington Leadership Foundation

Amachi Mentor Courtney Love Recognized by Allstate (watch video here)

Amachi mentor Courtney Love also happens to be a U.K. football standout. He was recently recognized for his off-the-field good works by Allstate, which named him as a member of the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team!

Courtney’s mentee, Antonio (age 8), lives with his mother and sister. As part of the award, Allstate arranged for the refurbishing of a basketball court in Woodhill Park, providing new backboards, new Kentucky blue benches, and court striping.

Several kids, mentors and fellow football team members were on hand at the park for the press conference announcing the award, which came as a surprise to Courtney. A cookout followed, along with the opportunity for a pickup game of ball with some of the guys. Antonio was proudly wearing the jersey of his favorite player, #51.

A video featuring Courtney was later produced by SEC Network. The piece shows him reflecting on the difficulty of his own childhood, when both his mother and father were absent at times. Those difficulties inspire him to now fill the gap in another young person’s life.

Mentee Antonio is included in the film, saying, “Being with him gives me confidence!”