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Springing into Action: April 2023 Newsletter





April is National Volunteer Month, a time to celebrate people who give their time and energy to make a difference in their communities. We would like to recognize all of the volunteers who have participated in previous A.B.C. Sports Foundation events, an act of kindness that not only helps others but also brings benefits to you, too!


There are countless ways to get involved in volunteering, and National Volunteer Month is the perfect time to start. Here are some ideas for how you can give back to your community:


  • Volunteer at a local organization (i.e. A.B.C.!): There are many nonprofit organizations that rely on volunteers to carry out their mission. Find an organization that aligns with your interests and skills and sign up to volunteer.

Coming up May 5, we have the Sports Family Network’s first ever Sports Family Weekend! Check out abcsports.org/sportsfamilyweekend to sign up today!

  • Organize a community service project: Whether it's cleaning up a park, painting a mural, or planting a community garden, organizing a service project is a great way to bring people together and make a positive impact on your community.

  • Donate to a cause you care about: If you don't have time to volunteer, consider donating to a cause you care about. Every little bit helps, and your donation can make a difference.

We thank you for being a part of A.B.C. Sports Foundation! To keep our programs and camps fully operating and running smoothly, any donation helps contribute to our cause! If you want to give, you can do so here: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/abc-sports-foundation. Thank you in advance!

  • Spread the word: Use your social media channels to promote volunteering and encourage others to get involved. Share stories of volunteers who are making a difference in your community and inspire others to take action.

Check out our instagram @abcsportsfoundation to stay up to date on our events and client activities!

  • Mentor a young person: If you have skills or expertise in a particular area, consider mentoring a young person who is interested in that field. Your guidance and support can make a big difference in their lives.


 


STARTING LINE-UP


April is the beginning of a busy off season for us! Here are some upcoming events to keep on your radar and mark on your calendar in the next few weeks.



Jamesetta Cleveland is the Founder and CEO of the Sports Family Network. This year, under her mentorship and guidance program Sports Mom University, she is putting on the first ever Sports Family Weekend, a place where under-the-radar student-athletes can receive adequate training, recruiting education, and personal-development, along with their families.


To learn more about how to register and/or volunteer, click here!




Back again for Year 2, Nate Gilliam and his brother Jason Gilliam are putting together their Offensive Lineman Camp in Knoxville, TN! More registration information to come, but save June 10 for this special event.

 


TIP OFF




Football might be over, but basketball is in the thick of it! Our guys Jaden Springer, Kaiden Rice, and Jordan McRae are working hard to get to the post season. Check out some of their highlights and key stats below for the month of March:



Jordan averaged 12.38 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.13 assists for

Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.


Jaden averaged 21.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 4.4 assists for the Delaware Blue Coats,

while still seeing some minutes for the Philadelphia 76ers.



 

OVERTIME


FRIDAY, APRIL 7th: World Health Day


What better time to highlight one of our recent partners than during National Minority Health Month! Meet Hydrate the Hood!


We are so excited to announce our new partner Hydrate the Hood! Their mission is committed to providing quality water to their community, while also bringing in others to help make the change. They are passionate about keeping their community safe and healthy, while also providing support and education. These are values that we want to incorporate and support within our program at A.B.C. Sports Foundation. We are also excited to announce that they are the first ever water nonprofit to partner with an agency. We are so grateful and excited to be working with them!

Check out Hydrate the Hood’s website for more information on their programs, team, and upcoming events!



 

GAME CHANGERS


Making an impact in our community!



This month we would like to recognize Olivia Pichardo. Olivia made history in March by becoming the First Female Division I Baseball Player. She currently plays for Brown, and made her first appearance at the bottom of the ninth inning as a walk-on freshman. Here at A.B.C. Sports Foundation, we want to congratulate her for all of her accomplishments.



 

MEET THE TEAM


Each month we highlight someone in the A.B.C. Sports Foundation Community who plays a pivotal role in the overall success of what we do here: a "Game Changer."



This month we will be highlighting one of our vital partners, Jordan McRae, Founder and CEO of South Georgia Elite. Jordan and South Georgia Elite are amazing partners of ours and we enjoy working with them. They just had their first tournament and we want to congratulate them on their hard work and much earned recognition!




Check out Jordan's camp last year



 

EXTRA POINTS


Ryan Smith has been staying in front of the camera this off-season! Follow @everythingfordeuce to see him take on the entertainment world, too!



Outfit Check!



 

ABOUT A.B.C. SPORTS FOUNDATION



Established in 2019, A.B.C. Sports Foundation is a 501(c)3 that provides current and former athletes with resources to make a meaningful impact in their communities. We provide a number of services including non-profit management.

Not only does A.B.C. Sports Foundation curate events that impact our clients' hometowns, our in-house programs focus on 3 main areas including health & wellness, mentorship, and arts & entertainment.


For more information, visit abcsports.org



 

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS!




 

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Come back here each month for all things A.B.C. news and updates!





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