Malik Rucker | Executive Director

Not only was Malik Rucker born and raised in North Minneapolis, he is a fifth-generation Northsider. Having grown up in the neighborhood and now serving as the Executive Director for V3 Sports, his role is just as meaningful as it is impactful. “V3 Sports is the perfect place for me to be, to bring the energy of this community together to offer young people and families opportunities to learn, grow and support each other.” 

Malik has been part of V3 Sports since March 2020. He most recently served as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, where he worked with the community to ensure V3 Sports aligns with the needs of North Minneapolis residents, whether it’s to maintain their fitness, gain access to programs that teach water safety and other life skills, take advantage of out of school time and STEAM options for kids, or serve as a gathering place for community members. 

Malik graduated from Cooper High School in 2013 and played Division-I football for the University of Iowa and then Western Michigan University, where he graduated in 2018 with a degree in Sports Management. He received an MBA from University of North Texas.

A strong leader with a heart for elevating our community, Malik is excited and honored to serve at V3 Sports.

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