The Ladrell King Odom Youth foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that was formed in remembrance of Ladrell King. The organization thrives to provide scholarships, financial literacy seminars, community service and basketball camps. To carry on his name and the life he lived, we want to deliver those same values he stood for to enhance the character of the youth and to strengthen the social impact in the community.
Born: May 6th, 2002
Departed: June 7th, 2020
Ladrell was a native of Fayetteville N.C. As a young boy Ladrell always respected his elders and gave 110% towards any goal he set for himself. He found the love for the game of basketball at a young age following the footsteps of his mother (Shinderia Odom) who was a standout basketball player at West Columbus High School. Ladrell would spend countless hours training to be the best at the game he loved. Summers were spent in Birmingham Al, with his Uncle to enhance his basketball skills. His Uncle (Damanna Odom) would say he had never seen anyone more focused and determined as Ladrell.
He attended South View High School where he made the Varsity basketball team as a sophomore. He collected several accolades for his hard work during his basketball years. He was dedicated to his academics he maintain being an Honor Roll student all three years of high school. Ladrell also volunteered at a basketball camp for disabled children to help them to learn the game of basketball. He was looked upon by his family and peers as a young man with a positive attitude, great personality, caring heart and family oriented.
We strive to continue the name and life of Ladrell by uplifting the community and providing scholarships, financial literacy seminars, community service and basketball camps.