St. Rita Alum Darius Fleming Helps Young Athletes Through Beyond Sports Foundation

By: Tim Moran (Patch Staff)

CHICAGO, IL — For some athletes, the toughest part about progressing from stardom in high school to having the chance to compete professionally is finding an adequate college education.

Darius Fleming, a St. Rita alum, was able to find one of the best around as a student-athlete at Notre Dame before he began a career in the NFL. And now Fleming is working with the same organization that helped make it possible for him to achieve those goals a decade ago.

Fleming is a mentor for the Highland Park-based Beyond Sports Foundation, an organization which transforms the lives of young student athletes by giving them a chance to receive a college education.