THE FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. FOUNDATION AND MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS “BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY” CHARITY EVENT DELIVERS KNOCKOUT SUCCESS AT THE MAYWEATHER BOXING CLUB IN LAS VEGAS
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Las Vegas (Aug. 23, 2016) – Another successful Back-2-School Giveaway is in the books as the fourth installment took place on Saturday, Aug. 20th at the legendary Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas presented by The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation and Mayweather Promotions, which resulted in an afternoon filled with excellent family resources, entertainment, giveaways and provided school supplies to hundreds of kids and families from the local community.
The event was emceed by Hot 97.5 FM DJ Miles who opened the event rocking the house as over 700 kids and families lined up to participate in the free physical, eye, dental exams, face painting, arts and crafts courtesy of Sababa Water, interactive activities provided by the Discover Children’s Museum. Food was provided by House of Pizza, and fun games such as life-size Jenga and Connect Four were provided by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.
Students holding a local library cards in grades 5-12 were given a chance to win a brand new laptop & printer. A total of eight participants walked away perfectly suited to start the school year off on the right track!
“This is what giving back is all about, creating opportunities so that kids can succeed in school,” says Floyd Mayweather, President of Mayweather Promotions. “Education is a key ingredient in the well-being of every child’s life so they can achieve their dreams and make something out of their future.”
“Every year this event gets bigger and bigger. Our mission has always been to empower our youth, our community and its’ families by providing them with resources and promoting education,” says Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “It’s so fulfilling to see the fruits of our labor come to life through successful events like these.”
The Back-2-School Giveaway 2016 would not be possible without the collective efforts of their wonderful sponsors and supporters.
“I know first hand that an investment in our youth is an investment in a powerful future,” says Dr. Farrah Gray, a sponsor of the 2016 Back-2-School Giveaway. “Therefore, I’m thrilled to have joined my friend Floyd Mayweather to help underserved parents provide the vital education resources needed to help their children succeed.”
In addition to community leaders and members, Mayweather Promotions fighters were on hand to assist in the distribution of school supplies and spent the afternoon with kids and fans.
“It’s always great to be able to give back to the kids,” says Badou Jack, Super Middleweight World Champion. “They are our future.”
“The giveaway turned out to be a very successful event,” says Alexis Santiago, top bantamweight prospect. “It was a very humbling experience to give back to the community and our future leaders.”
This event is designed to offer assistance to children and families with the intention of making a positive impact, further their education, and benefit the community as a whole. To get involved with The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation in future events, visit: http://tfmjf.org/connect/.
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The 2016 Back-2-School Giveaway is sponsored by: Mayweather Promotions, The Money Team, Dr. Farrah Gray, AEG, & FNOM. Other supporters include: Advocare, Best Buy, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, House of Pizza, MGM Grand, Pepsi, Sababa Water, Targe,t & Three Square.
For updates and additional information, visit: tfmjf.org, Follow on Twitter: @tfmjf, Facebook: at Facebook.com/tfmjf, Instagram at: Instagram.com/MayweatherFoundation and Shots: @tfmjf.
CONTACT: Nicole Craig, Mayweather Promotions: (702) 807-1788
Kelly Swanson/Lisa Milner, Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500
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