Inter Tribal Sports ambassadors are public figures or industry professionals who are known for their work and/or accomplishments in their lives and careers, have a positive public reputation of having good character, and who have a sincere interest and belief in the mission of Inter Tribal Sports. Currently, ITS is proud to have the following individuals serving as ambassadors.
Considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Bill Walton achieved superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early '70s, winning three straight College Player of the Year Awards, while leading the Bruins to two national titles. He then went on to have a prominent career in the NBA where he was a league MVP and won two NBA championships. Walton was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993. After his playing days, Bill embarked on an illustrative and award-winning career in broadcasting.
Bill Walton has been a gracious ambassador of ITS, offering a basketball camp, providing youth with athletic gear, donating his personal library of sports books, and supporting a group outing to UCLA in which nearly 300 youth toured the campus and took in a basketball game at his alma mater.
"I'm one of the luckiest guys in the world to be a part of the Inter Tribal Sports team."
" I'm excited to be apart of ITS and to help youth realize there is greatness within each of them"
Known as one of the best blocking fullbacks in NFL history, Lorenzo Neal played in the NFL for 17 seasons (1993-2009) and blocked for a 1,000+ yard running back in eleven straight seasons from 1997–2007. A four-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro selection with the San Diego Chargers, Neal has also been a member of the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders. In September 2009, Neal was selected to the Sporting News Magazine's Team of the Decade for the 2000s.
As an enrolled member of the Choctaw Freedmen, Neal has a deep interest in empowering Native American youth to achieve greatness. He has put on football camps for ITS, served as a panelist at the Nike N7 Youth Sports Summit in October 2011, and is committed to lending assistance to ensure that ITS has the necessary resources to impact the lives of Native youth.