The P.L.A.T.E.S. Foundation helps the youth

CraveOnline and BallerStatus team up with the P.L.A.T.E.S. Foundation to support youth athletics.

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P.L.A.T.E.S. Foundation

With the future of school youth athletic programs across the country looking more grim every day, after school programs are becoming more important than ever. Unfortunately with State and Federal revenues shrinking many of these afterschool programs have been hit hard. Entertainment entrepreneur, Joey Torres wanted to help the kids hardest hit by these cutbacks, so he founded the P.L.A.T.E.S. (Positive Lives Achieved Through Education & Sports) Foundation. The non-profit organization works to secure financial and community resources to support the revitalization and building of parks, sports complexes and community centers for kids and teens.


We feel that this is an important issue and we teamed up with our friends at BallerStatus to help bring awareness to the P.L.A.T.E.S. Foundation and their efforts to help the youth through education and athletics. 

Director Joey Torres explained the goals of the organization, "We promote healthy, athletic activities and help to provide positive learning environments that will enhance the intellectual, cultural and educational needs of our youth. Through sports and education we will provide a solid foundation for our children to learn, grow positively, and to become leaders and mentors that we need within our communities."
In addition the foundation looks to build a self-sufficient sports complex, that will house multiple athletic fields, basketball courts, action sports facilities, as well as classrooms for after school tutoring and specialized training courses. "This task is a multi-million dollar investment into our youth’s guidance and future", said Torres.
Torres added, "Whoever you are, wherever you come from, wherever you’re at, you can be proud and contribute to a greater cause. Whether it is $1 or $1,000,000, you can do it." 
If you can, please use the widget below to contribute, the kids will appreciate it.


Find out more about the P.L.A.T.E.S. Foundation and their other fundraising effort, the P.L.A.T.E.S Celebrity Golf Classic which benefits the sports complex project and will be attended by actor Esai Morales (NYPD Blue, Caprica), boxer Zab Judah, UFC legend Tito Ortiz, and more.