Deral Boykin was born and raised in Kent, Ohio. As a youth early on it was clear that he would excel as a great athlete. After high school, he attended the University of Kansas and the University of Louisville on an athletic scholarship 1988-1993. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in 1993 and went on to play 4 years in the NFL. He had the privilege to play for the Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Philadephia Eagles. He has always had a passion for giving back and has participated in various charity events through different NFL programs. He began doing an annual Christmas toy drive 5 years ago which proved to be extremely successful and a positive footprint in charity participation. Since he was a kid, he had a passion for cool sneakers and was an avid collector. He says "There was a time in my life when I could have taken a different path, but my family and sports put me back on the straight and narrow.” He also says he was able to achieve a lot of his life goals and now its time for him to continue lending his time, resources and experience through Fly Kicks For Kids to our underprivileged youth and those kids in need of guidance. He feels obligated to do his part and now as President of FKFK, it is the time.
Major Williams is a Dallas, Texas native residing in Pasadena, California for over 19 years. Currently, he is running as the youngest Mayoral candidate of Pasadena, California. Major worked at Erickson Mental Health Services for 5 years and quickly made an impact with his creative ideas, his ability to inspire the kids to see the good within themselves. Major attended 3 colleges, Trinity Valley Community College, Louisiana Tech University and Eastfield College where he studied business and marketing. He loves to acknowledge his blessings and opportunities that helped him discover his true calling as a public servant. He speaks on a variety panels, seminars and podcast, and is committed to helping as many people as he can with hope they simply do the same for others. When Major isn't enjoying family life with his wife and kids he attends entrepreneurial and marketing workshops or enjoy his favorite past time which is reading books. He is an avid reader in pursuit of understanding how to help others advance financially and deal with the rigors of life through adjusting mindsets. Fly Kicks For Kids is a mission he feels very strongly about and has plans to impact thousands of kids lives through giving, but he is sure that this is only the beginning for him.