We’re excited to present our first FMJF Connection of the year, which is specifically designed to keep you in the know about our organization, its programs, events, and announcements! Keeping everyone informed about who we are, what we do, and how EVERYONE can get involved is an essential ingredient to FMJF’s continued success, and overall benefit to the communities we serve.
TFMJF CONNECTION January-June 2016
It’s been an honor to be part of an organization that truly stands for its purpose in helping and inspiring others. Floyd Mayweather is a great leader who has shared his vision for his foundation and entrusted us to carry it out. We have a strong team and we all take great pride in executing the mission of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation. None of us perceive our duties with FMJF as work. We’re all passionate about helping people in any way that we can.
We have surpassed many milestones over the past 7 years. Our current goals are centered on continued development of current events and programs for greater impact. Our understanding of the importance of building alliances with other organizations, supporters, and members of the community is a key to the long-term success of FMJF. More can be achieved as a unit, and supporting other’s efforts to uplift is part of our vision.
There are three core areas that FMJF focuses on: education, community outreach, and our new amateur boxing program. The combination of these areas of concentration gives us the opportunity to take more of a broad approach to program development and event planning, which in turn increases the possibility to touch more lives. We’re looking forward to taking things to the next level in 2016 and the many years that follow. Our hope is that everyone reading this message joins us in support of our mission to: empower community alliances, impact youth leadership, promote health and wellness, and strengthen family foundations through community development, entrepreneurialism, and education resulting in a wholesome community.
Every year TFMJF puts on various events with the goal of giving back to the community and bringing awareness to the importance of leading a better/healthier lifestyle. As the New Year rolls in, we have already began planning a few events that are underway for 2016:
Fight 4 Fitness-This coming April, The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation (TFMJF) will host the 2nd annual Fight 4 Fitness 5K Run/2K Walk, KIDS FUN RUN, and Community Day in Las Vegas, NV on April 17, 2016 at Sunset Park. The mission of Fight 4 Fitness is to form community alliances where awareness and empowerment serve as the nucleus for an improved quality of life. From children to adults, everyone is welcome to join the “fight” in reversing health trends that are adversely affecting our quality of life. Fight 4 Fitness is a movement toward good health through the celebration of life, and embracing the possibilities of change that can enhance one’s own life and the lives of those around them. Interaction is the key to obtaining and/or maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
Physical inactivity is a major risk factor contributing to coronary artery disease. It also increases the risk of stroke and other major cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
DID YOU KNOW?*
- Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood. These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels.
- There are also psychological effects: Obese children are more prone to low self-esteem, negative body image and depression.
- In 2013, 42 million children worldwide under the age of 5 were overweight or obese
- About 208,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes. That’s approximately 0.25% of that population.
- The worldwide prevalence of obesity more than doubled between 1980 and 2014.
WHAT CAN WE DO?*
- Just like in adults, increased physical activity has been associated with an increased life expectancy and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits.
- The American Heart Association recommends that children and adolescents participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.
**Health statistics were obtained from: – WHO.int – Letsmove.gov – Center for disease control: CDC.gov – Healthyamericans.org – Heart.org**
This event invites everyone to join the fight for change and a brighter, healthier future for our community. We are partnering with CCSD again to offer free registration to all students grades K-12 and will also donate a portion of the event’s proceeds to local schools in need of support for athletic programs, physical education, and educational field trips that fit within program guidelines.
Last year’s Fight 4 Fitness inaugural event was a huge success! We started off the day with yoga sessions led by Summit Yoga to warm up the runners. The 5k/2k race kicked off with a performance from the Foothill High School Band. The Community Day portion of the event featured jaw-dropping performances by: The Monster Kids, Lil Rome Diddy, and Innovations Dance Company. The event also offered a variety of family fun activities such as face painting, video game center, bouncy houses and much more—along with delicious food and prize giveaways! All the funds raised at our Fight 4 Fitness event was divided amongst designated CCSD schools. Fight 4 Fitness 2015 would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors: Guy Jam Capital, Soiree’s, AEG Worldwide, Stacks & Yolks, Eagle Promotions, Screaming Images, and Real Water. We look forward to continuing to promote health and wellness throughout the community. For more information, please visit:
Back-to-School Supply Drive- As summer closes out, The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation along with Mayweather Promotions will host the “Back-to-School Supply Drive 2016”. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the legendary Mayweather Boxing Club. This will be our 4th year hosting this event. We’ve provided underprivileged students in the community with more than 1,500 backpacks filled with grade appropriate school supplies that are essential for their education. In addition, we have given away 25 computers, 10 printers, and other learning tools such as dictionaries, thesauruses, graphing calculators, and much more! This event would be possible without the support of the community and our sponsors: Mayweather Promotions, The Money Team, Guy Jam Capital, Costco, Best Buy, Target, AEG Worldwide, Real Water, The Original Barber Shop, Smooth Operators, and Screaming Images. We plan to make our 4th Back-to-School Supply Drive bigger and better than the previous years. This year’s upcoming event will provide students with the same essential supplies as we have in the past, and will also offer free physicals, dental exams, and eye exams by licensed professionals. Join us in our fight for education and in giving the children in our community a brighter future
Team building for a good cause:
On August 29th, 2015, The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation staff visited the Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and helped serve nutritious meals to displaced families. Our team, along with other volunteers, provided table service to those with physical disabilities and assisted with keeping the dining facility clean. This humbling experience offered our team an opportunity to work together for the benefit of others in need.
Aside from giving food to the less fortunate, volunteers can choose to help The Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada by signing up to assist in their other programs. The Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry allows families in need to shop for food, fresh produce, baby goods, and hygiene items in a supermarket setting. One of their latest programs, Meals on Wheels, provides sets of seven frozen meals once a week to homebound senior citizens. For more information on Catholic Charities’ programs and how you can get involved, visit: http://www.catholiccharities.com/
Thanksgiving 2015 Food Drive:
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation donated 100 Thanksgiving baskets filled with turkeys and non-perishable food products to the Rosie’s Wish CDC Foundation. The TFMJF staff created festive bins and placed them inside the Mayweather Boxing Club and other facilities—including our own office, which served as drop-off locations for the food drive. Thanks to everyone’s generous food contributions and monetary donations we were able to give families the chance to enjoy a nutritious meal this past holiday season.
The Rosie’s Wish CDC Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to provide support to low-income children and young adults (ages 4-18) that are diagnosed with type II Diabetes. The foundation focuses on improving nutritious habits within youths in Nevada by promoting health programs, education and fitness. For more information on Rosie’s Wish CDC Foundation visit: http://rosieswish.org/
Toys for Tots Las Vegas 2015 Toy Drive:
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation teamed up with Mayweather Promotions and U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program in Las Vegas to provide underprivileged children with gifts for the holiday season. The “Tickets 4 Toys” initiative was done in conjunction with Mayweather Promotions’ December 18th boxing event that was held at the Pearl Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort. For every toy donated to the cause, Mayweather Promotions offered a voucher for a free ticket to show. The Mayweather Boxing Club as well as the Palms Casino Resort served as drop-off locations for the donations. Thanks to the support of our community, we were able to collect over 500 toys for the less fortunate and allow them the opportunity to enjoy a happy holiday experience.
FIGHT FOR YOUR EDUCATION
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation (FMJF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is seeking support in order to combat school attrition and continue our efforts to provide local children with essential tools that are requisite for success. As our nation’s youth continues to endure record rates of poverty and fall victim to an increase in school dropouts, it is imperative that we band together to bring about a positive impact on our community through mutual alliances and support.
Spread the Word Nevada
We’re excited to be working with Spread the Word Nevada in their mission to advance early childhood literacy through one of the various programs they offer to volunteers. The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation’s team will participate in the Books & Buddies reading program and become mentors to students in several of the 36 at-risk schools that the organization has adopted. Once a week for a period of 12 weeks, the TFMJF staff will help improve a child’s reading and language skills by reading books with them.
The goal of Spread the Word Nevada is to promote the importance of books in a child’s life and provide children in low-income communities with books to take home. The organization adopts schools in Nevada that are struggling in literacy and offers special programs to advance their learning. The Kids-to-Kids program reaches out to children in low-income communities and gives them new to gently used books in efforts to help build their own “keep at home” library to share with their families. The Breakfast with Books program brings families together to enjoy breakfast and story reading to instill the importance of utilizing books within the home. In addition to their programs, they also provide books to numerous local charities such as Child Haven, Safe Nest, and many more.
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation also donated a signed Floyd Mayweather boxing glove to the organization to auction off at their annual gala. For more information on Spread the Word Nevada and how you can get involved visit: spreadthewordnevada.org.
The Floyd Mayweather Foundation Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment is intended for eligible undergraduate and graduate school women who desire to work and contribute their efforts within the field. Due to the underrepresentation of this demographic in the industry, this scholarship fund has been established in order to aid women in furthering their education, encourage their valued participation in the industry, and benefit the profession as a whole.
The $1,000 scholarship is granted to four female applicants annually who are matriculating full-time in their sophomore, junior, senior or first year of graduate school at an accredited university. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.75 is required and the applicant must be residing in the United States. Applicants are also required to provide proof of financial need and proper documentation upon request. Students must be enrolled in one of the following majors in order to be eligible: Communication Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, Media Studies, or Journalism.
Every year the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation puts on various events within the community as we strive to impact and make a positive difference. In 2015, thanks to our hard-working staff and dedicated volunteers, we accumulated over 800 community service hours in 2015. The hours put in resulted in many successful events and community outreach initiatives throughout the year. Our foundation’s events such as: Back-to-School Supply Drive, Fight 4 Fitness, and others would not have been possible without the help of our community members & supporters. Not only do we put on events and to give back, we also reach out and provide our volunteer services/program participation to other non-profit organizations. We’ve worked with organizations such as: Three Square, Rosie’s Wish, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Spread the Word Nevada, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Shade Tree Women’s and Children’s Shelter, Salvation Army, Clark County School District, U.S. Marine Corps, and more!
As we roll into 2016, we’re extremely excited and looking forward to a very prosperous year! If you, or anyone you know, is interested in volunteering or supporting our vision, please submit your name and phone number to contact@TFMJF.org with ‘TFMJF Volunteer Opportunities’ in the subject line.