Thanks to Rachel A. for the pictures, video, interviews and editing!! Also, thanks to Tyler M. and Nabeela I. for pictures too!
AS we already mentioned, the basketball event that helped MDream was a complete success. In celebration, we decided to put together a video recap to show everyone what it was like to be there and all the fun that everyone had.
Enjoy the video and know that Athletic Supporters is there to provide future events for causes.
The first athletic charity event was a complete success.
The children of MDream benefited from a tremendous amount of support through donations, volunteer work and participation.
The event started with a BBQ and a gathering. Tequilaz, a local Mexican style restaurant, donated pulled-pork and coleslaw that was an instant favorite. From there, everyone was then invited to participate in the basketball event or cheer on the teams.
During the athletic event, those in the stands were treated to cupcakes provided from MDream Confectionery. MDream Confectionery was launched recently by a few high school girls with MDream. They provide cupcakes and baked goods.
The event ended with tired athletes and one winning team. This team was given prizes and prize money. Tequilaz also donated gift cards to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners as well. Included in the winnings were raffle drawings and prizes for best/funniest dressed team.
The event was a success and we are excited to continue the success with more events and donations.
Only a week away from Athletic Supporters holding their first event. As I already mentioned, we will be supporting MDream and providing them with an 80% contribution from all money raised. I personally don’t expect the world, but I’m hopeful that we can provide a few more happy days for the kids involved.
Anyways, if you can’t make it to Korea and still want to be apart of this, go HERE and DONATE! We would love to have as much support as possible.
You can find all the details of the event on this PAGE.
A picture of the gym that will hold the first Athletic Supporters volunteer event.
We are holding a 3 on 3 basketball event to benefit a Korean orphanage. Proceeds will go to MDream and their continuous effort to help children in need.
If you would like to be apart of this (and can’t make the event) please donate and KNOW that 80% will directly benefit Mdream. The remaining will go towards the continuous effort of hosting like events.
He has defeated many opponents and has proved himself to be a force for years to come. Some of his recent accomplishments include being the former WBC and IBFLight Welterweight champion. He currently sports a 23-1 record with his only loss ruled as a technical decision via the 10th round against Timothy Bradley. Devon’s accomplishments are incredible.
At the young age of 17, Devon entered the professional boxing world through a local gym owned and operated by Kevin Cunningham. He quickly excelled.
At first, Devon considered boxing as “just something to do to keep [him] busy after school hours.” He wanted nothing to do with the drugs and violence that surrounded his hometown of North St. Louis. However, as he “became good at it, [he] fell in love with it.” It was his love of boxing, his outlook on life and the work of Cunningham that gave Devon a chance to shine through the grime of downtown St. Louis.
His out of the ring sportsmanship is also something to admire. Having not succumbed to the pressures of drugs and the thug life, Devon has remained active in the volunteering world. He “loves to volunteer” and “speak[s] to schools and [at] events.”
Furthermore, Devon also looks forward to coaching and opening up his own Rec center to provide “kids a place to come” and enjoy the same opportunities as he was given.
It is this continuous attitude towards accomplishing that gives Devon an advantage in the ring and on the streets. He has proven himself a force to box against and has also shown his fearless desire to help others through volunteering. He has shown to be a respectable figure and someone to look up to. His accomplishments in and out of the ring are incredible.
Athletic Supporters appreciates the interview with Devon and hopes to show his humble upbringing as a means for others to do well and stay in the game.
Athletic Supporters will hold it’s first event come October in South Korea. We are expecting a nice turn-out and will provide an educational message to support volunteering and conservation causes through athletics. Stay tuned as we will provide more information about the event.
In an effort to promote conservation efforts, Athletic Supporters is looking for journalists to submit their stories. We are looking for investigative stories that are focused on culture, conservation and athletics.
Athletic Supporters plans to establish itself as the ‘athletic gateway towards conservation and volunteering events’…Furthermore, the website will have a journalistic approach as interviews, cover stories and investigative work will be a normal routine to further promote athletics, volunteering efforts and conservation causes.
An apparent black eye is fixed on the world of boxing. This black eye has diminished a once great league and shown the world the downside of greed, corruption and personal gain within sports. Though there is always a brighter say around the corner, this day may not be seen for awhile.
In more recent efforts, DeAndre Latimore and a few prospects have joined Team Fight to Walk. The charity groups mission is to raise awareness and funds for spinal cord injuries within the boxing world. Prominent boxers such as Floriano “L’Italiano” Pagliara and Will “Power” Rosinsky have also joined the battle.
Though the black eye is is still apparent, efforts like those described will eventually overcome the greed and money grabbers of the league. Fighters, trainers, promoters and those in charge all have something to contribute. Through repeated good there can only be a positive reaction.
There are plenty of conservation and volunteering efforts that need exposure. Some of these efforts have thrived from social media and survived by the ‘like’,'share’,'tweet’ and ‘stumble’. Given the fact that it is relatively easy to ‘aid’ those in need behind a computer and through a simple click, the vast majority has taken to the idea and ran with it.
Plenty of these conservation and volunteering efforts have catered to the social standouts and have used them to further their campaign. What’s wrong with this? Nothing. In actuality, social media has written a page on ‘how to market’ and been a leading factor for positive change. Often times, when the appropriate amount of exposure is given to a cause, the effort soon follows. Recent causes have been supported primarily through social media, and then through fundraising. Even still, there are cases that have been given consideration through social media alone that has been proven successful.
So, it is evident that companies who use social media for further exposure are contributing towards a positive change. The problem arises not with the company but with the “social media activist” who lay claim to change with a click of the mouse.
Put simply, and avoiding debate, there is more to be done than a clicking a simple ‘like’, ‘share’, ‘tweet’ or ‘stumble’. Do spread the word through social media outlets, but also encourage participation through action.
Currently, California is home to the AMGEN Tour. Time trails are under way and the event is being covered by NBC and other networks. Radio Shack is also covering the event live on their website tracking individual performances. As of this minute, David Zabriskie, an American rider from Salt Lake City, has the best with 35’59″.
The culmination of the event occurs on the 20th of May as riders race from Beverly Hills to Los Angeles. The event will be covered live on NBC Sports at 10am Pacific.
In the California area? Be sure to volunteer for the event and provide riders and fans alike with a better experience. There are numerous positions still available.