FourBlock Alumna to ‘Kick for a Kia’ at College Football Season Opener

The Army veteran will have the chance to win a 2019 Kia Sorento.

UPDATE: During halftime, Ballard successfully kicked the 25-yard field goal and is now the proud owner of a 2019 Kia Sorento!

Ballard celebrates her successful kick. Image via Twitter

FourBlock and Kia have partnered to give Jakeshyia “Keshawn” Ballard the chance to “Kick for a Kia” at college football’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on September 1. The promotion, which will take place during the season opener between Washington and Auburn, will see Ballard attempt to successfully kick a field goal in order to win a 2019 Kia Sorento.

Ballard is a 13-year Army veteran and Bronze Star recipient who completed FourBlock Atlanta’s Career Readiness Program in 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Kaplan University and an M.B.A. from Strayer University. Ballard currently serves as a Drayage Operations Coordinator at Nolan Transportation Group.

The Army veteran is hard at work training for the big kick, working alongside NFL Hall of Famer Morten Andersen (pictured above). Be sure to support Ballard by tuning into the big game this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

Learn more about Ballard’s story and FourBlock experience in the video below.

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