WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Josh Norman and his Starz 24 foundation, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, are spearheading a campaign to benefit the thousands of youth impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The two-week-long initiative will be activated with Josh's personal commitment of $50,000 and seeks to raise an additional $200,000. Josh is calling on the sports community, caring corporations, foundations, philanthropists and entrepreneurs to invest in the children of Puerto Rico.
Joining the campaign is one of the nation's oldest and largest advocates for children, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "I am thrilled to be partnering with the leading advocate for our nation's young people, in alerting our entire nation to the critical needs of the 3.4 million people affected by Hurricane Maria," says Norman. "Their staff are serving children throughout Puerto Rico with critical services, supplies, food and other forms of support. Some of the Clubs that have survived the devastation are housing desperately sick children who have nowhere else to go."
The mission of Josh Norman's Starz24 Foundation is to provide enrichment through community events and youth programs. With an emphasis on fitness and teamwork, Starz24 challenges youth to participate and excel in areas that help develop strong interpersonal skills, and an awareness of the world around them.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For 150-plus years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.
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