Michael Sadler Foundation
Michael Sadler's extraordinary life was abruptly halted when he died in a tragic car accident on July 23, 2016. At the time, he was volunteering at a kicking camp to mentor young players. His commitment to helping others, contributing to community, and embracing his love of family, friends, and society was constant. He lived his life with impeccable character. Only after his death did we realize the tens of thousands of lives he affected because of his strong character, humility, humor and leadership.
Michael earned unparalleled recognition in academics and athletics. At MSU he earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering and a master's degree in Public Policy. He was a two-time All-American as well as the first-ever, four-time Academic All American in MSU history. Michael was a member of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Class of 2014 and a William V. Campbell trophy finalist. He was awarded the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor in 2014 for outstanding athletic and academic achievement. Awards that Mike received are now being renamed in his honor because he was a light; he inspired people.
The Michael Sadler Foundation was created to continue Mike's work of inspiring student athletes to become stronger in character and leadership skills while also becoming stronger in the classroom and in their sports. The foundation develops programs and awards that emphasize the combination of academic excellence, athletic achievement, character strength and leadership in student athletes. We sponsor events for Forest Hills Schools as well as the West Michigan Community... always focusing on the combination of these four essential components. Your support is greatly appreciated.