SAMS Community

Unclaimed Diamonds is proud to support the Sports and Mentoring Student Community. Sams Community is an exciting after-school program that offers tutoring, life skills workshops, health and fitness clinics, community service projects, and relationship building through mentoring. 

Letter from Samuel F. Grannum, Director – Sports and Mentoring Student Community.

Dear Mr. Sulby:

I just wanted to follow up with you to reiterate my thanks for your thoughtful donation to the Sports and Mentoring Student Community.

I’ve attached a few photos of our year. Additionally, I attached a letter from the two young men your donation directly sponsored this year. I wanted to wait to send you this letter because I wanted the students to share with you their feelings about their participation in the program so far this year. I wanted you to hear an authentic and personal account of their experience as opposed to simply receiving a letter of appreciation,

Personally, I was very encouraged to hear the words of their mother, Aja Sterling, as she also shared a few words for us both.

I am extremely thankful for your spirit in your donation. Your Facebook followers alone have helped us tremendously in raising awareness about our program. I did want to mention that we did not schedule a career day this season; My goal is to kick off the 2016-2017 season with a career day so that we can work on developing potential partnerships that could lead to apprenticeships, internships and career goals. I say all of this because I would like to have Corey Sullivan come and share his story with our students at that time.

May God continue to bless you for your kindness, Know that your gift will have a meaningful impact, not only on the lives of the students you directly sponsor, but the lives of all members of SAMS.

Thank you.


Samuel F. Grannum, Director— Sports and Mentoring Student Community
An outreach program of the New Covenant Church of Philadelphia

Read the full letter here and view letters from children participating in the program. To get involved in this wonderful program, visit their Facebook page or website