From the tin shacks of Ebeye Island in the Pacific Ocean to the streets of Washington, DC, the story of Up2Us Sports and how it came to be is a long and winding one. Though its roots begin in the late 1980’s after Founder & CEO Paul Caccamo graduated from Georgetown University’s Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Up2Us Sports (née Up2Us) didn’t begin to take shape until 2008. Then, it was another two years - on January 12, 2010 - when it officially was born as a federally-recognized 501(c3) nonprofit organization.
To get the full scope of our origin story, we had one of our coaches interview Paul for a StoryCorps segment on the history of Up2Us Sports and where he sees the organization going in the future.
Listen below as America SCORES New York coach Chloe Wheeler talks to Paul.