NFLer Keyaron Fox of the Pittsburgh Steelers is kicking off the launch of his new charity foundation, the Keyaron Fox Foundation. He shares, "Making an impact starts with belief: belief in oneself and the belief in the ability to make a difference. It is my goal to not only provide our youth with experience and exposure but to be a conduit that strengthens those beliefs. It is my foundation's mission to be a vehicle that serves as motivation for teens to have quality parks and recreational programs and adequate funding to start their dreams early in life."
The charity weekend, to be held Saturday, July 25, 2009 in the Atlanta area, will feature the "Iron and Steel" children's football clinic, and the "Keyaron Cares" family fun day for the community. The weekend will promote active lifestyles for children, healthy choices, and awareness and fundraising for the Fulton County Parks and Recreational facilities.
The focus of the Keyaron Fox Foundation is to facilitate fundraising efforts to impact inner city parks and recreation initiatives, youth recreational leagues, and intramural organizations. This also includes increasing awareness on the need for funds dedicated to maintaining parks and recreational property and equipment, and insuring that children are able to compete in sports with the cost/burden of equipment and uniforms removed.
Keyaron's own experiences fuel his desire to reach out and give back. He credits his recreational coaches and community programs to lighting the spark of his NFL dreams and helping instill the discipline and confidence he needed to become a successful athlete and a community leader. Raised in the South Fulton community of Atlanta, Georgia, Fox remains passionate about issues surrounding under-served public facilities, and funding for the public leagues where inner city children compete in sports.
All proceeds from the charity weekend will benefit the Fulton County Parks and Recreation facilities.
WHEN: Saturday, July 25, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Welcome All Park in College Park, GA//4255 Will Lee Road, College Park, GA 30349
Visit the foundation's website at www.keyaronfoxfoundation.org.
Source: Garner Circle PR