Street 2 Street’s Founder and President Woody Woodfin grew up in Dade County, a rural outpost in the corner of Georgia. Back in the day, if Woody had mentioned the idea of moving to NYC, the response might have been “You can’t get there from here.”
Fortunately, Woody is not easily discouraged. To be sure, there are many differences between the bucolic mountains of Georgia and the urban universe of NYC. But when Woody heard the call, he recognized the denominator shared by Dixie Youth League baseball kids and inner-city streetballers alike – the hunger to be a champion. His unique vision for reaching these kids – many of them disadvantaged in ways unimaginable to most Americans – grew from his own background as a college athlete and his extensive experience with Student Venture, the high school ministry of Campus Crusade.
Woody, his wife Renee, and his children Abbey, Allison and Will moved to the NYC area in 2002. He is Street 2 Street’s primary fundraiser (particularly focused on connecting Wall Street executives to urban kids), he leads the staff, recruits volunteers, and tends to a myriad of tournament details.
Damian Rosado is Street 2 Street’s Commissioner of Basketball. A native of Brooklyn, New York, where he has lived his entire life, Damian is married to Leslie and has three boys – Jeremy, Seth and Justin. He is nearing completion of a degree in Organizational Management at Nyack College in NYC. In addition to basketball, Damian enjoys drawing, traveling, and hanging out with his family. The Rosado family are members of Brooklyn Tabernacle Church. The nuts and bolts of Street 2 Street’s basketball tourneys have Damian’s fingerprints all over them. He’s the guy who recruits players, sets up brackets, manages the actual events … and does some of those important things nobody really notices but which are critical to making a tournament hum.
Daniel Sanabria, Street 2 Street’s NYC Director, knows first-hand the impact one person can have on the life of a young man. As a high school student, Danny suffered self- esteem issues, depression and grew distant from friends and family. At a critical juncture, a teacher at his Christian school invested time and spoke wisdom to Danny and helped change his life. Today Danny serves as Youth Director of Crossover Youth Ministries at Park Slope Christian Tabernacle. He is also the co-founder of Urban Kingdom Youth Ministries, a project geared toward enhancing fellowship among youth directors, pastors and ministries reaching youth across the tri-state area. For his work with Street 2 Street, Danny helps determine areas of optimum impact for our tournaments in the context of neighborhood response and the availability of local ministries to disciple respondents. He serves as a community liaison to connect those ministry resources with Street 2 Street. Danny and his wife Diane live in Brooklyn.
Serving as Street 2 Street’s Director of Discipleship and Training at S2S University, Clinton Werezak works to transform initial decisions made by kids on the hard court to deep-rooted, lifetime commitments to Christ. Clint designs and leads “Street 2 Street University” classes for youth pastors ministering in an urban context, which includes seminars on discipleship and Bible study. A native of Alberta, Canada, Clinton is a graduate of Canadian Bible College, where he majored in Religious Education. He moved to NYC in 2005, met his future wife Laura while living in Harlem and was married in July, 2007. His interests include reading, hockey, traveling, cheese, big cities, old things and all kinds of music.