Leah Richmond-Dye, Co-Owner
Leah Richmond-Dye, Co-Owner and Director of Amazing Athletes, Hampton Roads, is a former collegiate track and field athlete who obtained an undergraduate degree from Hampton University in Psychology and has a Master’s degree in Education in Sports Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2012, Leah launched Amazing Athletes of the Richmond Area and was nominated for Franchise Rookie of the Year for Amazing Athletes, which contributed to the company being named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. In 2016, Leah and husband, Cordereau Dye, opened Amazing Athletes of Hampton Roads after discovering a greater need to develop the youth within the metro. Since launching the franchise, she has become a key contributor in drafting and coordinating early childhood stakeholder schedules and increasing public awareness to provide sport enrichment programs in both the Richmond and Hampton Roads markets.
Richmond-Dye supports quality improvement efforts across multiple initiatives. She serves as a compliance officer and monitors all student-athlete data regarding the Academic Performance Program through the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As a board member for Hampton Healthy Families Partnership, Inc. (HFP), Leah contributes to a multi-agency community-wide effort to make the city a healthy and nurturing place to raise children. The Healthy Families office provides home visit support for early childhood development, offers community playgroups, infant massage, and educational series that focus on helping parents and caregivers create healthy homes for kids to thrive. In addition to supporting the direct service efforts of HFP, she assists with various community drives and non-profit partnerships that support families: donation drives, Angel Tree, Mayor’s Book Club, and Back to School Drives.