Who are the Hub City Tar Heels?


The Hub City Tar Heels is an extraordinary non-profit youth tackle football and cheer program in the city of Compton, California. The program serves over 300 at-risk children each year ranging in ages from 6 to 14.

The Hub City Tar Heels are not only proven champions and athletes on the field, they are an essential resource to each other and others in the community.


Serving the Compton area and surrounding cities including: Carson,  Torrance, Cerritos, Willowbrook, Gardena, Wilmington, Lomita, Long Beach, Lakewood,  Hawaiin Gardens, Paramount, Norwalk, Downey, Hawthorne, Inglewood, South Gate, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, Sante Fe Springs, and Lynwood.

Team History

In 2012, President Wilson Mays, a community super-hero, used his own money to start the Hub City Tar Heels program. In 2018, Wilson remains a primary source of funding for the team. With Wilson’s leadership and a small team of dedicated volunteers, the Hub City Tar Heels program continues to grow in popularity with each passing year. These volunteers not only coach, but teach each child the importance of dedication and teamwork. Through this process, our athletes gain confidence and self-esteem, giving them the tools and solid foundation that sets them up for success both in sports, and in life.