757 Shutdown Academy

In January 2016, Antoine Bethea, Elton Brown, and Keion Carpenter endeavored to create a new youth sports organization to Newport News, VA. Having founded Shutdown Academy in Baltimore, Keion shared his personal experiences starting his own youth organization. Antoine and Elton subsequently partnered with like-minded and passionate individuals within the 757 community to build the foundation that SHUTDOWN 757 stands on today.

Currently, SHUTDOWN 757 is a member of the Hampton Roads American Youth Football and Cheer League and home to approximately 220 student-athletes between the ages of 5 and 14 who compete on five football teams and three cheerleading squads.