Last year was an exceptional year for TFMJF! We were able to produce more initiatives to service the Las Vegas community , which enabled us to touch more lives and accomplish our commitment to enrich our community. Together we dedicated our time, and provided resources and programs to unify our fellow neighbors, while creating a positive impact. Read below to learn about our efforts and initiatives we successfully engineered in 2016 that made a lasting impact on our community.
BOOKS ON BREAK – SPREAD THE WORD NEVADA
TFMJF joined Spread the Word Nevada’s Books on Break reading program this past summer. This is a 10-week initiative with a purpose to bring reading and hands on enrichment activities into the community. The program is designed to promote the importance of reading comprehension and development during summer break, while also building confidence and appreciation for reading. Collectively, we were able to visit 4-5 sites, spending a little less than an hour at each location per day. Each session is organized into a small group of young readers who enjoy reading and are given the opportunity to discuss the story of the week out loud with their peers, while every child in attendance chooses a “forever” book that they can take home after each session.
TFMJF volunteers dedicated a total of 50 hours over the course of the 10-week program. For more information on STWN’s programs and events visit: spreadthewordnevada.org
SUMMER DANCE CAMP- NEVADA BALLET THEATER
One of our young volunteers joined Nevada Ballet’s summer edition of their Future Dance Program. This is a free camp offered to students in the Future Dance program that runs for 4 weeks over the course of the summer. The students experienced instruction in a variety of genres, as well as education and appreciation for the art of dance.
A total of 103 service hours were dedicated to assisting with dance instruction and mentoring the students.
ABOUT: Future Dance is a 25-week program offering free dance classes at nine selected Clark County elementary schools. Third, fourth, and fifth grade students are recruited for the program during an orientation assembly featuring performances and a question and answer period with principal dancers of the Nevada Ballet Theatre. At the end of the program year, children danced in their own fully produced and staged recital for parents, peers and teachers. The program’s immediate and intermediate success lies in the childrens’ improved social interaction, family involvement, skills of listening, responding, punctuality, and memorization
For more information visit: http://nevadaballet.org/Education-Outreach/Programs-And-Scholarships
TFMJF VISITS THE OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE
On September 23, 2016 our team had the privilege of visiting Opportunity Village, where we toured the facility and met some wonderful people. The humbling experience consisted of spending time in the facility’s three rooms where we were able to observe, and interact with the neighbors who visit the facility on a daily basis to participate in the various programs offered. A portion of our time was dedicated to their a workroom filled with hired individuals carrying out their assigned duties in small teams. Our visit to Opportunity Village concluded with a fun Halloween themed or self-expression themed painting session. We were invited to leave a touch of our creativity behind through our canvas paintings.
ABOUT: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization serving children and adults in the Southern Nevada community with intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them. Opportunity Village is dedicated to helping people become the very best they can be. Through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, citizens with severe disabilities are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.
For more information visit: http://www.opportunityvillage.org
THANKFUL GIFT CARDS
In November, with the help of the Mayweather Promotions fighters we gifted 10 lucky fans with gift cards through our #ThankfulThursday & #TakeoverTuesday Giveaways. The campaign was designed as a contest to show our fans and supporters our appreciation. We were able to get our fans involved by inviting them to participate each week in our #ThankfulThursday giveaway where we asked our followers to tag 5 people they are thankful for or the #TakeoverTuesday Snapchat Challenge where they had to follow our story through Snapchat and answer the question of the day asked by our fighters correctly. Our winners were chosen at random, and mailed a $50 or $100 gift card. The response we received form the winners was overwhelming, many of the winners thanked us for helping to provide food on the table and clothes for their family.
*The below winners gave us consent to post their “thank you” messages*
@billyeboo “I received my card. You have no idea what this meant to me and my “three generation under one roof” family. Thank you from my heart of hearts. I will ALWAYS remember your kindness”
@ahmedk_01 “Thank you so muchhhh. I really needed it, u have no idea!! Thank you to Floyd and Mayweather Promotions”
@justluv4u “Thank you Mr. Mayweather I want to thank you so much…This couldn’t of come at a better time then this. My family didn’t have anything to eat for dinner and the card came in the mail today. May God continue to bless you and protect you, you have truly blessed this household”
TURKEY GIVEAWAY – NEW YORK CHAPTER, November 16, 2016
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, super middleweight world champions Badou Jack and James DeGale, plus former IBF junior lightweight world champion Jose Pedraza and new IBF junior lightweight champion Gervonta Davis, donated and distributed Thanksgiving meals at the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger in Brooklyn on November 16th, 2016. The fighters handed out 100 turkeys along with other Thanksgiving foods to help aid the organization that has provided millions of meals for people in the area. Hailing from countries all around the world, the fighters got together to give back in the borough that they competed in on January 14, 2017.
TURKEY GIVEAWAY – LAS VEGAS CHAPTER, November 19th, 2016
On November 19th, 2016 we had the opportunity to give back to the city we call home and spread some holiday cheer by providing 100 turkeys to families in need. We were joined by: WBC World Champion Badou Jack, Ashley Theophane, Ishe Smith, Kevin Newman, Lionell Thompson, and Charvis Holifield, who all made this event even more valuable to the families who received their turkeys. The Mayweather Boxing Club was packed as families lined up to receive their turkeys’ in time for Thanksgiving Day. This event is part of our community outreach effort to fight against food insecurity in Las Vegas and provide disadvantaged families with a complete Thanksgiving dinner.
BOWL-A-THON- December 1, 2016
We teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Southern Nevada, following the Sin City Showdown Weigh-In to host our first Bowl-A-Thon. Our Mayweather boxing stars took part in adopting 20 children for a great night of bowling at Sam’s Town Bowling Center. Each child left feeling excited and empowered after spending time with our fighters, who talked to them about the importance of hard work and dedication in everything they apply themselves to. With every event, we aim to incorporate Mayweather Promotions’ fighter’s participation, because they serve as role models who help to educate children and adults in our community on the importance of core values to success. We thank everyone who came out and supported this cause and a special thank you to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada. We look forward to carrying on this initiative and help touch lives of the children in our community.