The phrase "FIVE STAR HEART" originated in the visiting locker room of the University of Notre Dame in 2009. The Five Star Heart Project's Founding Executive Director and former Naval Academy Middle Linebacker Bobby McClarin addressed the Naval Academy Midshipmen football team in a pregame speach in which he proclaimed, "Notre Dame's locker room may be filled with "5-Star recruits" but the brothers in this locker room possess "5-Star hearts." The rest is history as Bobby's alma mater went on to beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 23-21.
Over the past five years, Bobby McClarin has held a handful of dynamic football clinics. The dynamic football clinics have been praised by participants, coaches, parents, and educational administrative personnel. The football clinics along with field trips to various universities have provided a “line-of-sight” to success for our youth and exposed them to persons of positive influence. Those who participated in the clinics and trips have been granted the opportunity to meet and listen to collegiate student-athletes, coaches, and player development personnel speak of perseverance, persistence, and pride in the classroom and on the football field. The invaluable experiences provided by Bobby McClarin have included trips to the United States Naval Academy, the United States Military Academy, the University of Maryland, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Michigan, Clemson University, Old Dominion University, Lafayette College, and Moravian College. In just five years, the Five Star Heart's Clinics have grown from 13 participants to 365 participants in 2018.
In 2016, Bobby founded The Five Star Heart Project. The Five Star Heart Project was established to influence and energize even a larger population of our society. Our unique, integrated business model is centered around building strong relationships across school districts, universities, corporations/businesses, and other community non-profit organizations. We have high expectations for those respective professionals, coaches, trainers, and student-athletes who are called upon to motivate and teach our youth.