Thanks to Rachel A. for the pictures, video, interviews and editing!! Also, thanks to Tyler M. and Nabeela I. for pictures too!
AS we already mentioned, the basketball event that helped MDream was a complete success. In celebration, we decided to put together a video recap to show everyone what it was like to be there and all the fun that everyone had.
Enjoy the video and know that Athletic Supporters is there to provide future events for causes.
The first athletic charity event was a complete success.
The children of MDream benefited from a tremendous amount of support through donations, volunteer work and participation.
The event started with a BBQ and a gathering. Tequilaz, a local Mexican style restaurant, donated pulled-pork and coleslaw that was an instant favorite. From there, everyone was then invited to participate in the basketball event or cheer on the teams.
During the athletic event, those in the stands were treated to cupcakes provided from MDream Confectionery. MDream Confectionery was launched recently by a few high school girls with MDream. They provide cupcakes and baked goods.
The event ended with tired athletes and one winning team. This team was given prizes and prize money. Tequilaz also donated gift cards to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners as well. Included in the winnings were raffle drawings and prizes for best/funniest dressed team.
The event was a success and we are excited to continue the success with more events and donations.
He has defeated many opponents and has proved himself to be a force for years to come. Some of his recent accomplishments include being the former WBC and IBFLight Welterweight champion. He currently sports a 23-1 record with his only loss ruled as a technical decision via the 10th round against Timothy Bradley. Devon’s accomplishments are incredible.
At the young age of 17, Devon entered the professional boxing world through a local gym owned and operated by Kevin Cunningham. He quickly excelled.
At first, Devon considered boxing as “just something to do to keep [him] busy after school hours.” He wanted nothing to do with the drugs and violence that surrounded his hometown of North St. Louis. However, as he “became good at it, [he] fell in love with it.” It was his love of boxing, his outlook on life and the work of Cunningham that gave Devon a chance to shine through the grime of downtown St. Louis.
His out of the ring sportsmanship is also something to admire. Having not succumbed to the pressures of drugs and the thug life, Devon has remained active in the volunteering world. He “loves to volunteer” and “speak[s] to schools and [at] events.”
Furthermore, Devon also looks forward to coaching and opening up his own Rec center to provide “kids a place to come” and enjoy the same opportunities as he was given.
It is this continuous attitude towards accomplishing that gives Devon an advantage in the ring and on the streets. He has proven himself a force to box against and has also shown his fearless desire to help others through volunteering. He has shown to be a respectable figure and someone to look up to. His accomplishments in and out of the ring are incredible.
Athletic Supporters appreciates the interview with Devon and hopes to show his humble upbringing as a means for others to do well and stay in the game.
Athletic Supporters will hold it’s first event come October in South Korea. We are expecting a nice turn-out and will provide an educational message to support volunteering and conservation causes through athletics. Stay tuned as we will provide more information about the event.
Officially, boxing started as a match between two men, 3 minute rounds, gloves and a bout until the ‘finish’. The first official fight, credited by many historians, was between James Corbett, also known as ‘Gentleman Jim’, and John L. Sullivan. Though Sullivan was much more impressive in stance, ‘Gentleman Jim’ proved that lofty footwork and supreme hands could overcome a bigger, overpowering man. In the 21st round, James put down Sullivan and proved that skill overcomes.
Though there were many bouts before this, this fight opened the door for modern era boxing.
“Fight one more round. When your feet are so tired that you have to shuffle back to the center of the ring, fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish that your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round – remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped.” –Gentleman Jim