We have a grand passion for working with inner city high schools because we believe that all student athletes should be given equal opportunity regardless of their social economic circumstances. Through our custom fundraising programs, we are able to help students obtain the funds necessary to acquire things such as training apparel, sports equipment, travel fees, tournament fees, etc. In this year alone, we’ve had the privilege of giving back over $30,000 to various sports teams through out our nation.
Africa was our most recent and biggest giveback to date. With the help and support of our Cause family (you guys!) we were able to give back 40K. This included installing a water filtration system in a nearby village, donating school and art supplies to after school programs, and supplying a hospital with a new hospital bed. All of this plus much more was all possible due to the constant love you all show us. Let’s see where this next year takes us.
Our team joined forces with the water filter company Ecofiltro to install water filters in schools of 3 rural villages. This created a clean water source where the water had been causing diseases leading to deaths in the villages. On top of installing water filters our team also donated sports equipment, school/art supplies and toys to an after-school program in one of the villages.
During the water crisis that was taking place, our team decided to make Flint one of our giveback destinations. Our team visited a homeless shelter and supplied them with 1,000 water bottles, 500 cans of chicken and were able to have conversations with the residents about their situations. Channel 7 News heard of our acts and covered our giveback for a piece that would be aired on their station.
Detroit was where our team installed our first official mentorship program at Martin Luther King High School. We gave back $1500 in school supplies and to after school programs. Our team also got the chance to share our company’s origin story with the student body inspiring a few young men and women to want to pursue their own dreams.
Los Angeles, California was the destination for our second giveback. Our team went out to Skid Row in downtown L.A. to assist the hundreds of people living out in the streets. This was done through passing out $5,000 in hygiene kits, clothes, food & water. Haircuts were also given out to those who wanted them. Volunteers from the L.A. area assisted us in passing everything out.
Chicago was our very first giveback. During our universities Christmas break we donated $2,000 in sports equipment, toys and school supplies to the children of the Boys & Girls Club on the south side of Chicago. This was many of the kids First Christmas. Not only did we donate the $2,000 dollars in gifts but shared the experience of a regular day at the Boys & Girls Club. This included: arts & craft, dance class, gym time, lunch, and tutoring if needed
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