Hardee Athletic Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to assist Hardee athletes in pursuit of their career goals and to enhance athletic programs. Our purpose is to help athletes and athletic programs within Hardee County. The foundation’s goal is to raise funds and provide support to Hardee County athletes through new initiatives offering tax advantages to donors and businesses. Hardee Athletic Foundation does fundraising events in the community to establish funds that make it possible to provide financial grants to our athletes. We have awarded college scholarship dollars for more than twenty-five Hardee High School student athletes. The foundation also encourages academic success and supports high school athletes through sponsoring an academic coach who monitors grades and assigns tutors to help with classes they may be struggling in. Hardee Athletic Foundation also sponsors ACT/SAT prep classes twice a year to help athletes enhance their scholarship opportunities by raising their scores on college entrance exams.