LUIS AND HIS FOUNDATION
About Luis Zendejas
"Growing up in Chino California I was a self-taught
Kicker so my passion is to help others embrace the love of kicking a field goal, punt or snapping a football. I am so passionate about giving kids the opportunity to go after their dreams and not worry about if he or she can afford it. The greatest satisfaction is to see a kid on a Friday night with his parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters watching them have fun at what they like to do."-LUIS
The Z Kick For Life Foundation is dedicated to providing affordable, exciting sporting activities while preparing players, coaches, administrators, and officials for competition at higher levels.
The Z Kick For Life Foundation will be very active in the communities we live, work, and play in. Providing affordable instructional camps to youth and young adults.
"Named to his current position on April 26, 2001, Zendejas' main goal for the Cardinals community relations department is to give back to Arizona with community-based initiatives that focus on children. Programs such as the Gatorade Junior Training Camp and partnerships with the Boys and Girls Club and the United Way are helping him achieve that goal. "
For the previous 10 years since his playing days, Zendejas worked for West Side Coalition, an organization serving community needs in 13 West Valley Municipalities. He also worked with transitional students at Millennium High School in Goodyear, juveniles incarcerated at the Lewis Prison in Buckeye, and teenage parents in Project ARM (Assuming Responsibility of Manhood) in addition to hosting free football camps throughout the community that allow kids of all ages to practice their skills.
"A member of the Arizona State University Sports Hall of Fame and the top kicker in school history, Zendejas holds Sun Devil career records for scoring (380 points), points after touchdown (137), and field goals (81). He also set ASU records for single-game field goals (5), single-season field goals (28 in 1983), and he booted nine three-pointers of 50 yards or more.
"For those who grew up in Chino, CA the Zendejas name is nothing new. It's common knowledge--the Zendejas' family has been a kicking coach's bananza."