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.
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.