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The All Stars Project Inspires Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae

Two-Time Grammy® Winner Mentors Inner City Youth at National Non-Profit Dedicated to Transforming Lives Through the Developmental Power of Performance.

New York, NY, USA (July 14, 2015) — Grammy® Award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae‘s visit to the 42nd Street headquarters of the All Stars Project last year – to meet and mentor the inner city young people engaged in the organization – turned into so much more than expected. The All Stars Project has released a video of Lecrae’s inspiring visit. Produced by Diane Mayer in partnership with MTV, the video can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/cG5UjPW04N4.

A privately funded national nonprofit organization founded in 1981, the All Stars Project transforms the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults. The All Stars Project involves over 10,000 young people every year in its afterschool programs in six cities across the country.

In a conversation facilitated by Antoine Joyce, Senior Program Manager/Development Officer for the All Stars Project Dallas, Lecrae shared that growing up he turned to hip-hop to find purpose, but instead found a lifestyle that included gang life, drugs and alcohol. After turning his own life around, he is now known for his music and outreach to inner-city youth. Lecrae has sold over two million albums, and his latest, Anomaly, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 and across several other sales charts as well.

The All Stars youth in attendance then introduced themselves to Lecrae and spoke about their personal experiences and hardships growing up. They shared how life-changing their involvement in the All Stars Project has been, and let Lecrae know that his music supported their choice to be positive and move forward.

Afterward, Lecrae said of his participation, “I was brought out to inspire, but left inspired.”

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For more information on All Stars Project, please contact: Erin Vadala, Warner Communications – erin@warnerpr.com or 978-468-3076

For more information on Lecrae, please contact: Edwin Banacia, Schure Media Group – eb@schuremediagroup.com

Or

Kelly Krueger, ‘stache media – kelly.krueger@stachemedia.com

http://www.lecrae.com

http://www.allstars.org

http://www.mayerthreesixty.com

Austin Healthy Living and Good Eating Expo Sets Speakers Schedule and Adds Sponsors and Vendors

Healthy Living and Good Eating Expo on May 4, 2013 Adds Speakers, Sponsors and Vendors.

Austin, TX (USA), April 29, 2013 — The Healthy Living and Good Eating Expo announced today a full day of credentialed speakers, seven sponsors and more than 60 vendors for their Saturday May 4, 2013 event which will be held at 7601 Burnet Rd. from 10am – 8pm.

The Austin Healthy Living and Good Eating Expo will feature Healthy and Natural Products, Services, Food, Snacks, and Activities. The Expo offer an educational and speaker series on numerous topics including; Diabetes, Healthy Living, exercise, the effect of sleep on health and other sessions from accredited speakers (see the seminar list here: http://mycityshows.com/cities-shows ). The event is sponsored by Austin’s’ Incubation Station which will be bringing its top portfolio companies, and other Austin area organizations and companies including; the Round Rock Express, Natural Grocers, The Living Clay Company, Capital Kitchens, Happy Hemp and Food Matters.

The Speakers and Session Topics will include:
Kim Wandle, Investor Education Coordinator, Texas State Securities Board. Kim has been employed at the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) for over 28 years. “Avoiding Investment Fraud”

Beth Boebel, faculty member at the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts “Cooking, Spices and Disease Prevention”

Jennifer Mejias, B.S. Nutritional Science and Dietetics, American Diabetes Association Speakers Bureau of Central Texas “Food Is Not the Enemy: Foods to Keep You on Track with Diabetes without restricting your diet.”

“Dr. Mara Karpel, Licensed clinical psychologist and radio show host (Sunday at 7pm CT in Austin on 96.3FM & 1370AM and on the web – on live-stream & podcast: TalkRadio1370am.com.) ” Dr. Mara Karpel, will discuss her mind-body approach to avoiding burnout and improving caregiver wellness.”

Pam Grove, MS, RD, LD, Natural Grocers “Natural Foods for Optimal Health”

Bruce Wayne Meleski, Ph.D., published educator and owner of Intellibed Austin
”Sleep: The Third Leg of Wellness” and” Vibration Rhythms for Life”

Maryum Mitchell, M.Ed. and BS, Associate Manager, Administration, American Diabetes Association “Resources Available from the American Diabetes Association for Diabetics and Pre-Diabetics”

Julie Hutchison, Owner & Creator of Chocolate Shaman “Could Chocolate Actually be good for me?”

Janet Freedman, RN, Diabetes Education Program ”Intro to Diabetes”

Dr. Marlene Merritt, LAc, DOM (NM), CAN “Avocado And Avocadon’t: Clearing Up What’s Wrong With Current Food Recommendations”

Austin Atkins, RRT, CRT, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer. B.S. in Respiratory Care “How to motivate oneself in order to achieve a better, healthier life via fitness and health”

Sonja Das, The Bra Lady “Bad bra’s can be more than a pain in the neck.”

Vendors for the May 4 event include: The American Diabetes Association, AOMA /graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Arbonne International Representatives, Atlas Holistic Wellness Center, Austin Gourmet Imports, Avery Ranch Chiropractic, Bath Planet by Paradise, Bolo Patisserie, Bunkerskin Medical Aesthetics, CapTel Captioned Telephones Representatives, Chick – Fil – A Austin, doTERRA Representatives, Dr. Mara Karpel, Drink Daily Greens Representatives, Essential Bodywear, LLC, The Georgetown Pecan Company, GoDance, Golden Waters of Tea, Good Pop, Greenling, Happy Hemp, Intellibed Austin, It Works! Global Representatives, Juice Plus Representatives, Laurence Egle CFP, Life Span Global Representatives, Lifestyle Transformation Fitness, The Living Clay Company, medifastcenters.com, Merritt Wellness Center, Nana Moo, Natural Grocers &Vitamin Cottage Austin Representatives, Novo Corp. Representatives, NYR Organics Representatives, o Baby! Originals, O3 Skincare Representatives, OLD FACTORY SOAP COMPANY, Powers Family Wellness, Rita’s Water Ice Representatives, The Round Rock Express, Sue Castle Bio-Mat representative, The Chocolate Shaman, The Hearty Vegan, The Jelly Queens, Thrive Life Representatives, Treasured Earth Foods, United Healthcare Community Plan of Texas Representatives, Wondercide/Holmes Integrated Pest Management and Yoga Yoga & Natural Epicurean. Incubation Station Portfolio Companies represented will include: Austin EastCiders , World Peas, GoodSeed Burgers, Primizie Snacks, Thunderbird Energetica, Sanderson Foods, Dude Products, Raven + Lilly, Criquet and Verb.

Portions of the gate receipts, and food and monetary donations will be accepted benefiting Mobile Loaves and Fishes and the Food Pantry which provides meals to home-bound and underprivileged families and individuals throughout the Austin. For a limited time, discount admission vouchers will be available on the http://www.MyCityShows.com web site. Senior citizens, above the age of 65, will be admitted free. Admission is $3 per person and $5 per family. Discounted admission is available with Food Donation.

The Expo will be hosted off of Burnet Road, at the Wozniak Community Center, the Gymnasium and on the grounds of the campus of the St. Louis School (Across from the Northcross Mall at 7601 Burnett Road, Austin, TX 78757) on May 4, 2013 from 10:00AM to 8:00PM.

Health information and educational sessions will be offered from 10am – 5pm with speakers including educators from the American Diabetes Associations, Registered Nurse Educators, and a biometrics expert.

Senior citizens, above the age of 65, will be admitted free. Admission is $3 per person and $5 per family or appropriate food donation to the Food Pantry and Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

About My City Shows:
My City Shows is an Austin, TX based Event Management Company focused on bringing unique personal contact events to communities which benefit local vendors and charitable causes.
Through our community friendly events, local vendors of products and services can have the opportunity to meet with new prospective customers and consumer have access to local suppliers of goods and services in a convenient venue from which they can sample and buy from local vendors while also assisting local non-profits.

About Incubation Station:
Incubation Station is an accelerator for market-validated CPG (consumer product goods) companies. We give entrepreneurs access to vital resources needed to succeed, including dedicated mentorship from industry experts and entrepreneurs, as well as the education, connections and growth funding required for companies to achieve optimal success through rapid and sustainable growth.

Incubation Station Portfolio companies participate in an intensive, 12-14 week mentoring program designed to maximize commercialization and success. Our goal is to make Austin “the place for consumer product companies” by educating and connecting entrepreneurs who want to effectively start-up and compete in this market. Select portfolio companies profiles follow.

About Happy Hemp:
Happy Hemp is an Austin, TX based company spreading the gift of good health in the form of raw and toasted hemp seeds. Happy Hemp seeds are one of the most nutritious and delicious foods on earth. Just a sprinkle of Happy Hemp elevates any meal to super-food status by adding nutty goodness and a healthy dose of protein, fiber, and essential amino and heart healthy fatty acids to any meal. Happy Hemp is more than just a seed, it is a way of life. Life is short– live happy! http://www.happy-hemp.com

Press & Media Contact:
Michael Romanies
FUEL Marketing and Sales
P.O. Box 201269
Austin, TX 78720 – USA
(512) 832-9995
MikeR@Fuelmarketingandsales.com
http://www.FuelMarketingandSales.com

Concepts For Non-Profts In Promoting Finances

Nowadays, many non-profit organizations need fresh ideas in fundraising. It is because many of us are having a difficult time when it comes giving away our hard earned money. In fact, even the old ideas in fundraising have grown stale, many people find these ideas uninteresting and not worth their time. Now the question to be asked is: “How to raise money and still keep people interested?” With this article, NPOs will know how they can do it.

It is important that the event NPOs will hold follows the organization’s missions and goals so that they could attract more audience. Furthermore, if they have a popular speaker that they could ask to work for free then the event could attract more crowds even if the crowd would have to pay for tickets just to attend the event. When NPOs host events like concerts and shows where they can sell tickets and raise funds, they ask famous actors or famous singers to perform for free.

NPOs can even collect items that can be put on auction says Start a Non Profit Organization. This fundraising event is among the most successful fundraising ideas and it is among the most popular ideas as well. NPOs can still sell items for fundraising. These items have to be similar from those sold at a grocery store but it would be better if these items are handcrafted and are cheaper than the regular ones.

Fundraising events will not be successful without the public knowing; there should be ads on radio, television or perhaps the Internet. NPOs can then ask for any amount of donation and provide small incentives so that individuals are encouraged to donate. NPOs can conduct contests and promote it with advertisements so that more people are encouraged in joining the contest. Of course, any friendly competition will do such as a baking contest, literary contest or even sports.

However, not every competition is a contest of acquired skills. One fine contest would be holding a contest between followers of the NPO regarding who can raise the most amount of money. The winner of the competition must have a prize but that prize must be within the budget scope of the organization. It would be a whole lot better if the prizes were donated by certain companies or individuals.

If there is enough manpower and time, NPOs can host large events such as bazaars where they can invite different companies to join and sell their products. Well, since the event is for a just cause, businesses must agree to pay a certain amount or donate some of their profit to the NPO. As long as the event is properly organized, everything will be as smooth as silk.

Beverly Hills-based foundation and the American Amateur SAMBO Federation to host the 18th USA and Pan-American SAMBO Championships

Beverly Hills, CA – ISPAR Foundation, an international non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of senior citizens, and the American Amateur SAMBO Federation, have teamed up to host the 18th USA and Pan-American SAMBO Championships.  The event, which will be held on Sunday, May 8th at the Rahway Recreational Center in Rahway, New Jersey, will feature all levels of competitions for both the US and Pan-American SAMBO championship titles. Athletes from 10 countries will be competing in the tournament. The winners will qualify to compete in the upcoming XXXV World Sports and Combat SAMBO Championships in Vilinius, Lithuania on November 10-14th, 2011.

“As an international organization that’s devoted to improving  the world economy and the lives of our senior citizens, we enthusiastically embrace SAMBO because it’s a global sport, it fosters international cooperation and social development, it’s great for health and fitness, and it also has a very active seniors/masters division,” said CJ Kuo, one of the event’s organizers and President and CEO of the ISPAR Foundation.

Rahway Recreational Center is located at Rahway City Center at 275 E. Milton Ave., near the NJ Transit Rahway Station, and is easily accessible via all major highways.

The competition is also sponsored by FIAS, Federation International Amateur SAMBO (www.sambo.com), the sport’s international governing body based in Lausanne, Switzerland.  FIAS has affiliates in 75 countries and growing.

About the organizers/hosts:

ISPAR Foundation (www.ispar.org) is an international non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of senior citizens and the communities they live in by helping seniors reclaim their rightful role as productive members of society and leverage the wealth of skills, talents, and experiences they have acquired over a lifetime. ISPAR does this by partnering seniors with entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to jointly develop best-in-class products and services for the booming senior market.

The American Amateur SAMBO Federation (http://www.sambo.com/aasf/index-en.html) is the United States federation for the sport of SAMBO, Russian “self-defense without weapons” (samozaschita bez oruzhiya).  Its mission is to promote and develop the sport of SAMBO in the US.

Media Contact:

Kevin Hatanaka
COO, ISPAR Foundation
Phone:  310-987-7670 or 310-987-7672
Email:  kevin@ispar.org

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