6 Athletes Making A Difference in Youth Around the World - POWERHANDZ Blog

6 Athletes Making A Difference in Youth Around the World

August 19th was World Humanitarian Day, but being a good humanitarian shouldn’t be celebrated one day a year. This is something we should look for in our everyday life.

We are proud to say that through the POWERHANDZ Power To Give Foundation we are working build legacies of service that increase a commitment to athletic excellence. Our focus is to raise awareness on the importance of organized sporting programs and help fund these programs in financially challenged communities. 

A portion of every purchase made on POWERHANDZ.com goes towards helping Boys and Girls clubs around the DFW metroplex. During the holiday season we sponsored two youth athletes and provided them with gloves along with other gifts that were on their wish list.

We have all played some form of sports as a child, whether it was with your neighbor, at your local playground or at school. What did those experiences teach you? Discipline, teamwork, leadership, hard work, how to rebound from mistakes and how to celebrate a win.

Here are 6 professional current/former athletes that are making a difference in the lives of kids around the world:

1. David Ortiz

David Ortiz Children’s Fund
The David Ortiz Children’s Fund is dedicated to giving children in the Dominican Republic and the Northeast United States the critical care they need.

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2. Derek Jeter

Turn 2 Foundation
Since its launch in 1996, the Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $20 million to create and support signature programs that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “Turn 2” healthy lifestyles. 

Turn 2 Foundation

3. David Robinson
David Robinson Foundation
This organization believes that the influence and power of celebrity, matched with the expertise and resources of institutional philanthropy, can accelerate change and overcome the nation’s most pressing social problems.

David Robinson

4. Dikembe Mutambo
Dikembe Mutambo Foundation
The Foundation strives to accomplish this goal through an emphasis on primary health care and disease prevention, the promotion of health policy, health research and increased access to health care education for the people of the Congo.

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5. Clayton Kershaw
Kershaw’s Challenge
Kershaw’s Challenge is committed to transforming the lives of children, in America, Africa and the Dominican Republic. Their goal is to partner with organizations that are committed to this as well, and work alongside them on specific projects to make life better for children.

Clayton Kershaw

6. LeBron James
LeBron James Family Foundation
The LeBron James Family Foundation’s mission is to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives. They believe that an education and living an active, healthy lifestyle is pivotal to the development of children and young adults.

LeBron

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