A Bit of History

Founders: William (Bill) Michaelcheck and Jerry Reese

Michaelcheck and Reese share some remarkable similarities. Both men are natives of Tiptonville, a small town in northwest Tennessee. Both men were quarterbacks for the high school Falcons football team at one time. Both men share a vision to empower the young people of Lake County, community and surrounding areas. With a collective effort of retired teachers, former alumni, and others, the Team 4 Success Foundation was established in August, 2014.
The Team 4 Success Foundation set up a community center, which is committed to creating a place where all people, especially the youth, can come together for cultural enrichment, educational, leadership and skills enhancement. The community center welcomes youth, and does not discriminate based on age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or economic circumstances. T4S serves approximately two hundred individuals per year through unique programs designed to enrich the lives of our young people as well as bring people together across traditional divides. Our desire is to continue to expand our reach to more years as T4S fully matures.


T4S is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.