ATHLETES FOR CHARITY, Inc.
Monday Night: Football For Charity
Athletes for Charity has aligned a series of professional athletes to host a "Monday Night: Football for Charity" event scheduled to launch on Monday, Sept. 12, 2005 at Bogart's located at 39th Street and Park Avenue. The donations raised will support Katrina Relief Efforts for those directly affected by the devastating effects of the killer hurricane which has displayed so many families. Confirmed host athletes will include NFL players volunteering on their own personal time to support this initiative. The hosts include such names as Carlos Emmons, Reggie Torbor, Visanthe Shiancoe, Fred Robbins, Osi Umenyiora, Myniya Smith, and many others.
Athletes for Charity, Inc. is a New York based organization aimed at supporting the philanthropic and volunteer efforts of Athletes of all genres, by providing avenues for the exchange of information, fundraising assistance, and the coordination of community service and development initiatives. Athletes for Charity, Inc. serves as a charitable organization dedicated towards encouraging the giving of time, financial resources, and information, to improve the collective lives of disadvantaged citizens, advance the common good, and support the non profit sector. The organization maintains its status as a Foundation at the National Heritage Foundation and is a 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) federal tax exemption organization under the National Heritage Foundation.
The organization's efforts have benefited organizations such as the Incarnation Children Center, a skilled nursing facility exclusively for children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS. It provides specialized care in a nurturing environment for children and provides the child and his/her family with an interdisciplinary service designed to meet the challenges of pediatric HIV/AIDS and minimize its effects on the quality of their life. They serve as advocates for these infants, children and adolescents in all matters pertaining to their health care. Other charities include organizations specifically focused on the health and wellness needs of children such as the Hale House, Inwood House, and the Salvation Army Group Home Programs.
Athletes for Charity, Inc. recently celebrated it's one year anniversary with a series of events: A birthday party for Carlos Emmons of the New York Giants; a "Welcome to New York Party" for Quentin Richardson of the New York Knicks; and a "Season Kick-off Party for Charity" hosted by Lance Legree (NY Jets), Dhani Jones (Philadelphia Eagles) and Osi Umenyiora (NY Giants).
A donation of $5,000 was made by Athletes for Charity, Inc. to the American Red Cross and they intend to allocate all donations for the month of September to Katrina Relief Efforts as well. Two of the anniversary events were held at Pressure (www.pressurenyc.com) which also contributed 15% of their bar revenues from the evening to the American Red Cross.
To RSVP for Monday Night: Football for Charity please send an email with your first and last name to Mondays@athletesforcharity.com