APRIL 28, 2016
Carson was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the second-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
MAY 19, 2017
Carson took his first mission trip to Haiti where he met his wife, Madison.
JULY 11, 2017
The AO1 Foundation was launched at the inaugural AO1 Experience at Oxbow Country Club in Fargo, N.D.
DECEMBER 1, 2017
The AO1 Foundation partnered with Mission of Hope to begin construction of the Haiti Sports Complex.
JUNE 1, 2018
More than 25,000 fans attended the first Charity Softball Game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
JULY 8, 2018
The first Camp Conquerors was held at Triangle Y Camp near Garrison, N.D.
AUGUST 31, 2018
After being unveiled at the Charity Softball Game, Thy Kingdom Crumb began its operation in Philadelphia.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
Cody and Payton experienced the first Mountain Movers adventure at Double P Ranch in South Dakota.
APRIL 30, 2019
The first AO1 Experience: Philadelphia raised more than $125,000 for Thy Kingdom Crumb.
JUNE 26, 2019
The first charity Softball Game in North Dakota was held at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo.
AUGUST 1, 2019
Construction of Phase I of the Haiti Sports Complex was completed and the multipurpose building was opened.
APRIL 9, 2020
Thy Kingdom Crumb began its Love From The Crumb initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020
The AO1 Foundation held its first golf tournament, Fore AO1, at Oxbow Country Club in Fargo, N.D.
FEBRUARY 2, 2021
Carson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts and the AO1 Foundation relocated its headquarters.
JUNE 8, 2021
Construction of the Haiti Sports Complex was completed and the entire facility was opened at a ribbon cutting ceremony.
NOVEMBER 9, 2021
After expanding to Indianapolis, Thy Kingdom Crumb began serving the community.
MARCH 16, 2022
Carson was traded to the Washington Commanders.
Long before he was the two-time MVP of the FCS Championship and the second-overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2016 NFL Draft, Carson Wentz was born in Raleigh, N.C. before moving to Bismarck, N.D., where he grew up.
He attended Century High School where he was class valedictorian and a decorated three-sport athlete. Following graduation, Carson received a scholarship to continue his education and play football at North Dakota State University.
At NDSU his faith grew immensely. That process began during a fall practice his freshman year: a moment he remembers vividly to this day.
“My head was spinning. I had just learned a new language during install meetings, and Dante (Dante Perez—senior quarterback at the time) says, ‘Hey, ever read the Bible?’ I’m like, ‘We’re at football practice, not right now.’ Then we started talking, and ended up meeting. He kind of mentored me in my faith for about a year. Dante was huge, I owe him a lot.”
Like all of his passions, Carson quickly dug in and wanted to learn more. He became an active member of the team bible study, regular attendee of church and shared his testimony with many at North Dakota State University.
As a constant reminder of staying the course, Carson has “AO1” tattooed on the underside of his right wrist, which stands for “Audience of One.”
“It was a motto I picked up early in my career, and I finally put it on my body as a constant reminder to live with the Lord as my only audience. Whether I’m playing football or whatever I’m doing, I do it with the Lord as my audience.”
Following his first season in the NFL, Carson felt a calling and he knew he wanted to give back to the community. He knew he had been blessed with a platform that few ever experience.
The AO1 Foundation was launched in July of 2017 with the mission of “Uplifting individuals and communities around the world by demonstrating God’s love for His people.” Currently, the foundation uses three main ministries to accomplish this goal: Thy Kingdom Crumb, the Outdoor Ministry and the Haiti Sports Complex.