Mayweather Jr, a champion in and outside the Ring

He’s a lover and a fighter, who’s on a mission to empower and encourage community alliances.  Yes, Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws punches as a profession, holding a record of six world boxing championships in five weight classes, but he has a heart of gold too!

His organization, the Floyd Mayweather Jr Foundation, aims to help underprivileged youth in Las Vegas, Nevada by focusing on community health and wellness, economic growth, development and youth education.

Most recently, Mayweather partnered with the Make-A-Wish foundation, a nonprofit organization that grants wishes of children with life-threatening diseases.  On June 3, Mayweather made a wish come true when he agreed to meet Armando Carral, a 17-year old Hodgkin’s disease patient and long-time fan of the boxing champion.

Other ways in which Mayweather helps youth is through FMJF programs including feeding the community, involvement with local shelters, education giveaways, free summer camps, Toys for Tots collections and more.  Perhaps Mayweather’s most involved initiative involves helping the homeless community of Las Vegas.  On June 18, a food drive was held where Mayweather and his team prepared and distributed 250 packed lunches for Las Vegas’ homeless.   

“My desire to give is as strong as my desire to win,” Mayweather said.  “I know how important it is to help those less fortunate. I hope if I continue to work as hard outside of the ring as I do inside of it, I can inspire others to do the same and help out in their communities as well.”

To connect, volunteer or support the Floyd Mayweather Jr Foundation – click here.

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– Lizette Romero

 

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