The WinTheDay Foundation is a Christian-based, non-profit organization. Our sole focus is on motivating, inspiring and providing educational opportunities for the underserved youth of our local service area. We accomplish this through the utilization of free sports camps, motivational speakers and after school programs.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Heaven got a little more crowded on Monday, June 5. Surrounded by his loving family, our Founder, Ronnie Coker, moved Home. Ronnie’s personality was larger than life in some ways. When you listen or read the impact he had…and will continue to have…on his athletes, students and those around him, that impact is larger than life.
Ronnie was a man of great passion, someone whose mind was going a million miles a minute at all times. In trying to narrow down the best way to describe the vision of WinTheDay – Motivate, Inspire, Transform, was where he settled. Why those three words? The message is simple –
Motivate - Whatever it is, stay motivated
Inspire - Remain inspired when things get tough
Transform - Transformation will come when you
Those three words still apply to the vision today. Even in his final days on this earth, Ronnie did not quit. That is not a reflection on his desire to see Jesus face to face, but he wanted that to be on God’s timing and not his. He continued to pursue being motivated and inspired until he was completely transformed and was healthy, healed and whole in the presence of Jesus.
Ronnie will be missed more than there are words to express, but we will remain focused and WinTheDay on his behalf. As we continue with the mission of this organization, please contact us if you are interested in learning more about what we do. This is not over. God is, was, and is always faithful.
When I think of comparisons to Coach Coker, my immediate response turns to the book of Acts and the subtle mention of Barnabas. Barnabas’ surname means Son of Encouragement and he was instrumental in what the Apostle Paul would have to deal with. This is a gift of God and this is what Coach Coker has been blessed to have bestowed upon him. He has been an encourager to so many students, teachers, and to me personally. No matter what the case—his positivity WINS THE DAY. I will never be able to thank him enough for the man he is and the man he is becoming. The best way to describe Coach Coker is that he is a CHAMPION. May God continue to bless him beyond what he can ask or imagine.