Compete 360 is a 501(c)3 organization founded by Garry Maddox, a businessman and former Gold Glove centerfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies. Garry volunteers his time as president of Compete 360.
Garry's commitment to giving back to the greater Philadelphia community began shortly after he was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Phillies, when he responded to a request to visit a child in treatment at the Children's Seashore House (now part of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia).
Supporting the education and development of urban youth became a priority for Garry, and shortly after purchasing an office furniture dealership in 1995, he turned his attention to developing an academic support and enrichment program for city youth. He launched his first program in 1997 under the auspices of an existing 501(c)3 organization and eventually founded his own non-profit organization in 2000.