The Winning Circle, is a unique organization connected to the metro Atlanta, colleges, high schools, middles schools and elementary schools. The organization encourages youth to develop character, self-reliance, self-discipline, self-motivation, and self-determination. The vision was embedded in Daniel Buggs, a former NFL wide receiver for the Washington Redskins & New York Giants. Daniel Buggs has served as Chaplin for his Alma mater West Virginia University. Daniel served at the university of Tennessee, SMU, University of Cincinnati, and the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks .
(Past, Present, Future)
The Winning Circle was founded 1988 in Lithonia Georgia at Fairington Elementary by Daniel Buggs. Daniel Buggs saw the need to empower and encourage young boys. The Winning Circle started with five young boys whom Buggs taught to become respectful, responsible young men. TWC influence quickly spread through DeKalb County, reaching over 2000 people weekly. TWC built relationships with communities, churches, businesses and professional athletics. In 2006 TWC increased the program to include the Atlanta Public Schools system along with the Atlanta University Center.
TWC has launched the inner-city classic which will generate revenue for the TWC to continue serve the inner-city schools and community. TWC plans to spread throughout the Atlanta Metropolitan area including, DeKalb, Cobb, Clayton and all surrounding counties.
To teach boys and girls to become positive, powerful, productive citizens. To become Men and women in their homes, schools, community and the world.
To develop youth:
Physically, Mentally, Socially, & Spiritually
Self Esteem, Critical Thinking, Self -Discipline, Self- Motivation, Academics
Programs We Offer
Classic Football Games
Middle School, High School, and College
After School & Summer Enrichment Programs (STEM)
Camps For Youth
Football & Basketball
Hosea Feed the homeless, Street outreach with Morehouse football team.
Student Exchange Programs
Africa – Asia – America
Annual Unity in the community Leadership/ Fellowship Dinner
Inner City Summit
Teaching people how to work with inner-city organizations
TWC has partnered with many corporations in the past and present. Corporations include Quest foundation, Winshape, Southshare, Fedex, Georgia Power, Cousins properties, June Jones Foundation, and others.
TWC held the first pre-season “ Unity in the Community” rally for Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College. The rally included the football teams and cheerleaders from both institutions.
TWC sponsored over 1,500 youth to summer camp over the span of three years. TWC operating budget for the summer camp was about $ 300,000, which taught leadership, and encourage youth to be positive citizens of tomorrow.
TWC hosted many majors dinner or Banquets yearly. Rosa Parks was an honoree at one of the banquets. Mark Richt, Tommy Tuberville, Sylvester Crooms, Phil Fulumer, Rod Barnes, Tubby Smith, Tommy Bowden, Justin Griffth, Bobby Bowden, Rich Freeman, where all speakers and guest at past TWC events.
Co– Sponsored with Youth Hope Builders Academy at ITC. The winning Edge: Sport s +Values = Success ,one day conference for high school student athletics. Over 150 students, parents, and coaches were in attendance .
Annually host the Battle on the yard dinner, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University. The Presidents of the institutions along with the student athletics from both institutions are present. The dinner allows the students and administration to fellowship before the big game.
TWC took youth to New York, New Orleans, Washington D.C. Jackson State, Tennessee State University & Tuskegee University.