Athletes For Charity
Dr. Jose Sulaiman
World Boxing Council
Dear Dr. Sulaiman:
Athletes for Charity would like to express our gratitude to the World Boxing Council for aligning various athletes affiliated with World Boxing Cares to host our 3rd annual “Back to School / Sports Day” at the Sports Museum of America in New York, NY on Saturday, August 30th, 2008. The free event benefitted approximately 100 foster care youth between the ages of 6 – 18 years. The event included free lunch, book bags filled with age appropriate back to school supplies, sports trivia prizes and an opportunity to visit the Sports Museum.
World Boxing Cares support of our event truly exemplified your commitment to the communityand your intent to bring a message of hope and inspiration to children. Each of your representatives was gracious enough to speak with the group of youth about their career paths in boxing and beyond, as well as stressing the importance of education, and signing of autographs.
We would also like to commend Ms. Jill Diamond for her invaluable assistance in organizing the speakers and her generous contribution towards the event including financial support and the distribution of World Boxing Cares t-shirts to our youth. We look forward to future opportunities for collaboration and helping to expose our youth to the disciplines of the sport of boxing.
Athletes for Charity is a New York based organization aimed at supporting the philanthropic and volunteer efforts of Athletes while also serving as a charitable organization dedicated towards encouraging the giving of time, financial resources, and information, to improve the collective lives of disadvantaged youth, advancing the common good, and supporting the non profit sector. Athletes for Charity’s work range from the planning and implementation of football camps for youth throughout the United States; holiday toy drives for underprivileged children; assisting with the establishment of athlete foundations and charitable projects; sponsoring youth groups to attend sporting events; coordinating athlete appearances; and special events which include youth and athlete participation at our “Bowl with an Athlete” and “Back to School / Sports Day” events.
We invite you to visit our website at www.athletesforcharity.com for further information about our organization. Athletes for Charity maintains its status as a project of Congressional District Programs and is a 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) federal tax exemption organization under the Congressional District Programs.
Enclosed please find a few images from the event for your review.
Cathleen C. Laporte
Athletes for Charity