Joetta Clark Diggs

Joetta Clark Diggs

Joetta Clark Diggs is an Olympic athlete who has made an indelible impact in sports and within the community. In her legendary 24-year elite career as a half-mile runner, Clark Diggs represented the United States of America at the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympic games. She has also made her contribution to society as an inspiring motivational speaker, respected businesswoman, critically acclaimed author, noted television personality and advocate for children’s health & fitness initiatives.

The New Jersey-native established the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation in 2002 to promote involvement with physical activities for girls and boys in grades K-12. The Foundation is committed to teaching good health and positive work ethics associated with participation in sports. In addition, it strives to introduce different opportunities to children in the sports and entertainment industries and focuses on the correlation between academics and athletics. The Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation annual programs include the Financial & Fitness Expo, the Head 2 Toe® Fitness program, the Fitness Challenge and Joetta’s Geniuses. The Foundation has brought happiness and education to over 50,000 children in the area.

As the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) spokeswoman, Clark Diggs speaks at MWC events statewide, teaching lessons of health and fitness, and encouraging youth and adults alike to lead healthier lives everyday. Additionally, she accompanies MWC to the annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City, serving as an health adviser and resource to Mayors from across the state, and even leading morning fitness classes for the Mayors and their staff.

Clark Diggs is also the President of Joetta Sports & Beyond, LLC (www.joettasportsandbeyond.com), where she delivers messages of health, fitness and empowerment to corporations, colleges, medical programs and civic organizations. In 2009, she authored her first book Joetta’s “P” Principles For Success: Life Lessons Learned From Track & Field. The acclaimed book has been considered a tremendous resource to both corporate executives and to the youth.

If you would like to learn more about how your Mayors Wellness Campaign can work with Joetta, please contact Deborah Levine at dlevine@njhcqi.org