Allison RickerYEA! Columbus finalist Allison Ricker, a junior at Westerville South High School, will represent our local Young Entrepreneurs Academy on Friday, May 4, in Rochester, New York at the annual YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition. Ricker will pitch her invention, Decleated, which was inspired by her love of soccer and trying to find a way to easily clean dirty cleats after her soccer matches. Finalists from across the nation will go head-to-head in the pitch, competing to win scholarship and prize money to further invest in their businesses.

Watch Allison and other national YEA! finalists make their pitch this Friday, May 4, starting at 4 p.m. Click here to learn more and watch the live stream!

Learn more about YEA! Columbus, which is based at The Point at Otterbein, here.

About the Saunders Scholars Competition
Entrepreneur and philanthropist E. Philip Saunders has provided the Young Entrepreneurs Academy a ten-year, transformational gift to provide young entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators an opportunity to earn significant college scholarship awards. Mr. Saunders and the Academy believe in aligning passions, interest and skills with higher education. The YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition brings together the top student businesses from each YEA! class around the country to compete to win scholarship dollars, and business start-up prize packages.