Chasing23 started as a life changing decision for founder Darius Ballinger. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago as a young black man, raised by a single mother can be a unique experience.
Suspensions and expulsions, drugs and guns, arrests and funerals, and other decisions that shorten life spans were apart of Darius life earlier on.
A turning point for Darius was when his friend Wayne was killed. Wayne was a friend and mentor to Darius. Darius and Wayne only knew each other for two years, but in that short time Wayne made an impact on Darius.
Wayne encouraged Darius to Chase his 23. Live life like Michael Jordan did on the basketball court. Or even now the example LeBron James sets on the court and off. Be the best at what you do and do it with style, grace, and character.