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.
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.
The NHL plays a part in many organizations and causes in the United States and abroad. From river clean-up and water sustainability to providing a helping hand. The league also encourages many of it’s players, owners and employees to help local communities through charity.
David Backes and his wife Kelly are active in the St. Louis community and frequently take on projects. One such project is ‘David’s Dogs’ and ‘Kelly’s Kats’. This program helps neglected dogs and cats find a good home. David and Kelly are also on the Board of Directors and help promote and participate in various fundraisers.
Athletic Supporters are those that are athletically involved and supportive of volunteering efforts and conservation causes. While remaining active, these type of people understand that they can provide a better world through helping others and contributing towards education and the protection of the globe.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.
Just this past week, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) held their 2012 Earth Hour campaign. The 2012 Earth Hour inspired over 150 countries to educate themselves on climate change and inspired communities and businesses to ’turn off all their non-essential lights. This year, some of the world’s most well-known buildings and land-marks took place. The Eiffel Tower in France joined, as well as the Convention Center in Hong Kong. The event was a success.
This year, the WWF is also inspiring cities to compete in the Earth Hour City Challenge. This friendly competition urges cities to challenge towards a more sustainable community and ‘promote renewable energy.’ By cutting carbon dioxide and promoting a healthier community, these cities across the US will receive eligibility for ’national recognition, technical assistance and financial grants.’ The winners of this competition will be announced March 2013.
The NHL playoffs are gritty, dirty, down-right nasty and long. During this time, the players care less about personal appearrance and more about advancing to the next round. Personal hygene takes a back seat to the tenacious and furious play of determination–determination to win the Lord’s Stanley Cup.
This lack of personal hygene is most evident on the face of the players. As soon as the players suit-up for game one, they abandon all razors and shaving. This abandonement results in mostly thick and over-grown beards–usually after only a few games. Even the pretty boys of the game are seen on and off the ice sporting as much of a beard as they can.
To show support for this hockey trend, the NHL is helping the fans get involved with a beard-a-thon website. Simply, fans are encouraged to grow their facial hair in support of a personal charity and a favorite team. As of now, The St. Louis Blues have raised the most money. There are also over 500 fans participating.
Do the right thing–grow a beard!
(The beard-a-thon is technically not closed to women)