Encouraging Faith. Inspiring Hope.

About us

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Dallas Lauderdale

Dallas Lauderdale

Dallas Lauderdale

Dallas Lauderdale III is from Solon, Ohio. Dallas was an all-Ohio basketball player at Solon High School and was Big Ten all-defensive team at the Ohio State University, where he played from 2007-2011.  Dallas has played professionally in the US (G-League), Poland and Hungary. Dallas has also created Direction Up Basketball Camp as an opportunity to invest in Cleveland's youth. He was raised as a Pastor’s son in Trinity Christian Church. Dallas has a big heart that stands taller than he does. Dallas is an avid reader of the Bible and has earned a Masters in Christian Leadership from Moody Bible Institute.  Dallas enjoys encouraging others – especially young men. 

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Aaron Craft

Dallas Lauderdale

Dallas Lauderdale

Aaron and his wife, Amber, are both from Findlay, Ohio where they met in middle school. They are the proud parents of little Owen! Aaron was Ohio Division 5 player of the year in football and then also Ohio Division 3 player of the year in basketball while at Liberty Benton High School.  He attended OSU from 2010-2014 where he was a 3 time academic All-American.  He was also the national Defensive Player of the Year in college basketball.  Both he and Amber graduated from The Ohio State University and have been on the move playing professional basketball in California, Hungary, Monaco, Montenegro and now Italy. Aaron enjoys learning new things especially as they pertain to God, the Bible, and how those shape everyday life. 

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Our Vision

Dallas Lauderdale

Our Vision

MomentumOhio is an initiative that partners with local churches, schools and communities to encourage and equip student athletes for sport and life.  MomentumOhio seeks to encourage faith and inspire hope among student athletes, their coaches and their communities. MomentumOhio desires to add 'momentum' to what God is doing in and through the state of Ohio.

MomentumOhio offers basketball clinics for youth, "Off the Court" meetings for the whole community as well as speakers for professional seminars, youth conferences and events and Church gatherings. 

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Are you a high school or middle school athlete?  Join us on Monday nights during the month of June for a series of virtual conversations.  

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Hello

Grow in your Faith

Personal lessons for anyone that wants to grow closer to God. 

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EVENTS

06/30 - 07/02/2020

High School Boys Basketball Captain's Academy

All day

Athletes in Action - Xenia, Ohio

06/30 - 07/02/2020

High School Boys Basketball Captain's Academy

EQUIPPING, ENCOURAGING AND EMPOWERING TEAM LEADERS  with Aaron Craft, Dallas Lauderdale and other special instructors!

All day

Athletes in Action - Xenia, Ohio

07/06/2020

Mount Vernon Youth Basketball Clinics (8-18 years old)

8:30am - 4:00pm

MVNU - Ariel Arena

07/06/2020

Mount Vernon Youth Basketball Clinics (8-18 years old)

Players will have the chance to meet Aaron Craft and Dallas Lauderdale, learn basketball skills and be inspired by their personal story and ...

8:30am - 4:00pm

MVNU - Ariel Arena

07/17/2020

Lewis Center Youth Basketball Clinics (8-18 years old)

8:30am - 4pm

Olentangy Orange High School

07/17/2020

Lewis Center Youth Basketball Clinics (8-18 years old)

Players will have the chance to meet Aaron and Dallas, learn basketball skills and be inspired by their personal story and faith.  

8:30am - 4pm

Olentangy Orange High School

08/1/2020

Blacklick Youth Basketball Clinics (8-18 years old)

8:30am - 4pm

Licking Heights High School

08/1/2020

Blacklick Youth Basketball Clinics (8-18 years old)

Players will have the chance to meet Aaron and Dallas, learn basketball skills and be inspired by their personal story and faith.  

8:30am - 4pm

Licking Heights High School

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Church or Christian organization?

Church or Christian organization?

Church or Christian organization?

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If you are church or Christian organization we would love to come alongside you in your community.  Contact us at: momentumohioinfo@gmail.com

Athlete?

Church or Christian organization?

Church or Christian organization?

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Are you an athlete and would like to be a part of Momentum Ohio to help "Encourage Faith" and "Inspire Hope" in your community and throughout Ohio?  Write us at: momentumohioinfo@gmail.com

Coach?

Church or Christian organization?

Coach?

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Are you a coach and interested concerned about developing your players as both athletes and people?  Would you like to bring in athletes who can speak, instruct and serve as role models for your players.  Contact us at: momentumohioinfo@gmail.com

Coach?



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Testimonial

"MomentumOhio provided our community with a lot of excitement about having two former Ohio State stars in our hometown, but the message our players experienced and heard during the events (youth clinic, lunch/talk, off the court) reinforced and enhanced the daily messages we give to players as coaches. We have spent a lot of money and time on other ways to develop our culture, but  the MomentumOhio Event was the most beneficial day as a team we had this summer."  (Joe Bedingfield, Willard High School varsity basketball coach)

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