Our Story

Athletes vs. Crohn’s & Colitis was founded in January of 2017 by Larry Nance Jr. and Noah Weber.
Both Larry and Noah were diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during their adolescent years, both were aspiring
athletes and both sought mentors with Crohn’s disease who reached their athletic potential.

Together they hope to connect young people afflicted with Crohn’s and colitis to athletes to inspire and mentor.



CLICK HERE to read Noah’s impressive story and see how he met Larry Nance Jr.

 to see Larry’s story and how he became the powerful athlete that he is today.

Watch the video of why we started Athletes vs Crohn’s & Colitis

Helping High School Athletes with Crohn's & Colitis

Congrats to our 2021 Annual Scholarship  Recipients

Congrats to our 2021 Annual Scholarship Recipients

The annual Athlete’s vs Crohn’s & Colitis scholarship is given to a high school athletes “who have demonstrated qualities consistent with the belief that luck is largely a byproduct of persistence, hard work, and positive attitude in tough or unfamiliar situations.”

Every year, we recognize very deserving student athletes – who refuse to let IBD stop them from reaching excellence both on and off the field/court – with a scholarship award to assist with their college educations.

We were thrilled to honor these 2021 Cleveland Clinic Scholarship Award recipients at our annual awards dinner:

  • ALYSIN VEVERKA:  Olmsted Falls HS, attending Ashland University to study Marketing and golf for AU
  • GRANT ABRAHAM: Brookfield High School, attending University of Akron to study Aerospace Systems Engineering
  • ALAINA HARPST: Greenville HS (PA,) attending Thiel College on a golf scholarship
  • MAGGIE GUIMOND: Watseka Community HS (IL,) attending Kankakee Community College

We are also thrilled to honor our 2021 Mount Sinai Scholarship Award recipient!

  • JULIA OSTERMANN: Freshman soccer player at Merrimack University
Please join us in wishing these special student athletes all the best in their future endeavors in college and beyond!