THE FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR FOUNDATION ALONG WITH MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS RISING STARS HOSTS BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED FAMILIES
Las Vegas (August 7, 2013) – The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation (TFMJF) and Mayweather Promotions Rising Stars lend a helping hand to local children in need of school supplies. This will be one of several community outreach initiatives the fighters will be participating in throughout the year. The Back to School Giveaway is set to take place on Saturday August 17th at the famous Mayweather Boxing Club from 11am-3pm.
Along with assisting families who may be having a hard time obtaining the necessary school supplies for their children, the Back 2 School Giveaway will incorporate TFMJF's Fight4Your Education Initiative. This initiative encourages youth development and focuses on strengthening the basis of education through literary and financial scholastic based workshops, writing workshops, and book/supply drives to ensure the tools to be successful are available. Character development and life skills education that highlights factors such as honesty, responsibility, time management, self-awareness, good health, and communication are also encouraged through this initiative. With Nevada's primary schools being ranked 47th in the nation, The Floyd Mayweather Jr Foundation will continue to encourage and promote its principle of putting education first.
About The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation
Foresight, generosity and a desire to help underprivileged youth in Las Vegas, Nevada prompted boxing champion Floyd Mayweather to establish the foundation that today bears his name, The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation (FMJF). Floyd Mayweather founded the 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit in 2007 and has ensured that the organization is dedicated to empowering and promoting the social development and advancement of struggling adults and adolescents. The FMJF focuses on community health and wellness, economic growth, and development and youth education. FMJF has developed a number of initiatives and programs such as; Fight 4 Your Education, Joi's Diamonds, and The Mayweather Boxing Club Youth Summer Camp which all continue to advance the foundation's mission and make an impact the community.
Mayweather Promotions Rising Stars
Mayweather Promotions is the past, present and future of sports and entertainment. Its President, five-division World Champion Floyd Mayweather founded the company in 2007. The “Rising Stars” are boxing's new generation of talent under the Mayweather Promotions Banner.The impressive roster of 10 includes; Ishe Smith, Mickey Bey Jr, Ronald Gavril, Luis Arias, J'Leon Love, Lanell Bellows, Badou Jack, Chris Pearson, Andrew Tabiti, and its newest addition Ashley Theophane. Each member of this privileged group is eager to show the world what can happen when you're put in a unique situation and given everything you need to be successful. Their drive, hard work, and dedication will bring a lot of excitement to the sport of boxing now and in the future.