AUSTIN, TX, December 4, 2012 – The holiday season is always a good time of year for everyone to count their blessings and reflect on another year of success in this great world of ours. And while much of the focus around the month of December is focused on giving and receiving gifts, it’s good to know that some people within our industry have time to step away from and focus on what they can do so that others may feel fortunate as well.
Within the Texas MMA community, one of great things going on in this regard focuses on the Abundant Faith Ministry and the Abundant Outreach Association in Austin, TX.
This outreach program was initially established in the spring of 2006 as a boxing program for local area youth. Led by Pastor Art Cardenas and TDLR administrator Greg Alvarez, the AOA boxing program continues to provide an exceptional service to the community with its after-school boxing program which places a large value on teaching children positive life skills in addition to honing them in mastering boxing technique.
As an addendum to its after-school boxing program, AOA maintains other courses as well for both kids and teens, focused on knocking out addiction, self-help, and how to positively handle daily life situations.
This holiday season, Mr. Alvarez of the TDLR has teamed up with Mick Maynard and the Legacy Fighting Championship to spearhead a Holiday Supply Drive focused on further strengthening all the great things AOA is already doing.
Together with local area gyms all around the state, the holiday supply drive is looking primarily for new or used gym equipment but will accept toys and gifts as well so the kids involved in the program can have an exceptional 2012 holiday. Basically anything will help this program out – which is open to anyone.
The AOA Holiday Supply Drive is currently ongoing until December 19th.
If you can help out, like allow for a drop box at your gym location or want to donate individually, please feel free to contact Gus Calderon at 512-228-7708.
Happy holidays everyone!