Who We Are

Be A Champion, Inc. was founded in 2001 (formerly as All-N-One) as a way of reaching out to under-privileged youth in the Houston area through sports, education, and nutrition programs.

Be A Champion, Inc. was started by two former offensive linemen for the University of Houston, Jaron K. Barganier and James Hong. Barganier and Hong both felt that athletes should be positive role models for young people and wanted to provide a program to help facilitate a way for athletes to give back.

Our Values

At Be A Champion, Inc., we believe our employees should be CHAMPS and consistently demonstrate our values.

Our Mission

The mission of Be A Champion, Inc. is to use sports, education, and nutrition programs to enhance the development of our youth regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or creed. We hope that by doing so, our program will improve society as a whole, giving young people a chance at a better future.


Our Founders

Jaron K. Barganier​

Founder & CEO

Jaron serves as the Founder & CEO and Chairman of the Board of Be A Champion, Inc. since 2001. He is responsible for all program oversight and management. Jaron earned his Bachelors in Science at the University of Houston in May 2004 and a Masters in Public Administration at Texas Southern University in May 2006.​

James Hong

Co-Founder & COO

James serves as the Co-Founder & COO and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Be A Champion, Inc. since 2001. He is responsible for all business operations and management. James earned his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Houston (Bauer College of Business) in December 2005​

Board of Directors


Jaron K. Barganier​

Founder & CEO / Chairman of the Board


James Hong

Co-Founder, COO & Vice-Chairman of the Board


Art Barganier

Board Member, Retired IRS Agent


Ryan King

Board Member, Sr. Vice President, MHW Real Estate, Inc.


Ronnie Reitz

Board Member, Fiscal & Compliance Manager


Matt Schirmer

Board Member, Director of Sales at MedInc of Texas / Arthrex


Kevin Nelson

Board Member, CFP, CDFA, Financial Synergies Wealth Advisors, Inc.

Leadership team


Dr. Precious Barganier

Director of Educational Development


Richard Brown

Sr. Budget Analyst


Janet Hong

Director of Champion Fuel Food Program


Kevin Klotz

Compliance Officer


George Moon

Director of Finance


Stephanie Sheppard

Director of Programs & Partnerships


Chandra T. Woods

Assistant Director, Educational Services

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