Former heavyweight boxing champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Ray Mercer has been continuing to strive to make an impact in the lives of children across the United States. Since joining Find A Dream—a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that reaches out to community children and provides them a healthy channel to find and work towards fulfilling a dream—the boxer has been working hard to spread awareness about the importance of providing a sanction for inner city kids to work toward a positive goal..
“Boxing has always been such a big part of my life, both inside and out of the ring,” said Mercer. “It teaches discipline, confidence and helps keep kids on the right track.”
In recent months Find A Dream has been focusing on putting together an all-star team to help spread awareness throughout the country and help enrich the lives of inner city youth by providing them with boxing, martial arts, computer and educational programs. They recently have secured a building for their newest facility which they will be opening up shortly in South Carolina, and are focusing their efforts on opening up several other locations.
Mercer shares company with an elite team at Find A Dream, UFC legend and Hall-of-Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn, cruiserweight boxer Bobby Czyz, heavyweight KO artist Don Steele and actor Quinton Aaron, amongst several others.
“It means a great deal to see Find A Dream progressing the way they are,” said Mercer. “It’s all about giving back to the community, and if I all have to do is support Find A Dream to help kids’ dreams come true, than I am all about it.”
In 2012 Find A Dream is striving to continue to expand and impact the lives of children throughout various communities. Find A Dream plans to spread their word through boxing and MMA events, car shows, cook-offs, concerts and more in hopes of reaching out to communities and bringing awareness of the necessity to work towards enriching the lives of our youths.
“Find A Dream helps keeps kids off the streets and out of trouble,” said Mercer. We have a gym in Iowa, and soon are opening one up in Myrtle Beach. Our goal is to offer kids a safe environment to learn and work towards something positive.”
Find A Dream is a nonprofit organization unlike any other. We have partnered with professionals to deliver on our promise of positive change in young lives. Our communities become stronger when our youth is mentored through people of character with a true interest in pouring constructive, character-building activities and input into their lives.
To learn more about Find A Dream or become a sponsor or volunteer, visit www.findadream.org.