For Immediate Release
May 19, 2017
Contact: Drew Boe
20 Future Leaders of Sport™ Selected for Mission Trips to Five Countries
MINNEAPOLIS, MN. May 1, 2017 – 20 Future Leaders of Sport™ will participate in mission trips to orphanages in five different African countries this summer, due to a successful year of fundraising by Managers on a Mission (MOAM). This is the fourth year the charitable organization has connected aspiring sports professionals with the needs of vulnerable children.
“We’re delighted to make this opportunity available to these exceptional emerging leaders of sport,” said MOAM Director Drew Boe. Participants include students from 15 different U.S.-based collegiate and professional sports teams.
Boe is especially pleased with the momentum MOAM is experiencing to achieve its vision to positively impact the world by faith, talent and resources of the sports industry. “We’re sending five teams this year – almost double the amount we sent last year,” said Boe. MOAM mission trips are funded by the unique Clean Out For a Cause® program and generous donations from SweatX Teams and the Four13 Group.
MOAM teams work in partnership with the Rafiki Foundation and spend three weeks providing educational and living services to vulnerable children and orphans. One team each is assigned to orphanages in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, and Zambia. The children will be on school break, and one of the primary roles of each student missionary throughout their trip is to lead the children in sports activities each day.
Team members will not meet in person until they arrive at the airport, but they have already connected through online meetings to begin preparations for the trip, which take place June 17th – July 9th. Group participants will share their experience on MOAMs website in real-time throughout those 3 weeks, available at http://bit.ly/MOAMblog.
Check out a great video of the Future Leaders of Sport™ being notified of their selection here.
About Managers On A Mission: (www.managersonamission.org)
Managers On A Mission (MOAM) is a 501c3 non-profit committed to developing uncommon future leaders of sport by working with Student Managers, Interns, Graduate Assistants, and other aspiring sports professionals. These individuals are engaged in MOAM’s annual mission trips, service projects, and scholarship programs. MOAM is primarily funded by its unique Clean Out For A Cause program. This program collects new and gently used sports apparel from collegiate and professional teams and coaches throughout the country. Some of the donated items are then used on MOAM’s Annual Mission Trips, but the majority of the items are transformed into funding through MOAM’s ecommerce store, Authentic Athletic Apparel. The vision of MOAM is to see the world positively impacted by the faith, talent, and resources of the sports industry.
To learn how you or your program could help MOAM please visit MOAM’s How To Help Page or Contact Us.