Find A Dream—a nonprofit organization that reaches out to community children and provides them a healthy channel to find and work towards fulfilling a dream—has recently announced the newest addition of team member and former heavyweight boxing champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Ray Mercer.
Mercer came to Find A Dream as he wanted to be part of the organization that makes an impact on the lives of youth around the country.
“Boxing has always been such a big part of my life, both inside and out of the ring,” said Mercer. “It teaches discipline, confidence and helps keep kids on the right track.”
In recent months Find A Dream has been focusing on putting together an all star team to help spread awareness throughout the country and help enrich the lives of inner city youth by providing them with boxing, martial arts, computer and educational programs.
Mercer joins an elite list of Find A Dream members, including actors Eric Martinez and Quinton Aaron, UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn, celebrity trainer Rob Garcia, former boxing champion Bobby Czyz and more.
“Nowadays kids are so quick to turn to drugs or gangs as they don’t know anything else as an outlet,” said Mercer. “Find A Dream provides these kids the direction and resources they need to go after what they want in life and take it.”
In 2011 Find A Dream is striving to continue to expand and impact the lives of children throughout various communities. Find A Dream plans to spread their word through boxing and MMA events, car shows, cook-offs, concerts and more in hopes of reaching out to communities and bringing awareness of the necessity to work towards enriching the lives of our youths.
Find A Dream is a nonprofit organization unlike any other. We have partnered with professionals to deliver on our promise of positive change in young lives. Our communities become stronger when our youth is mentored through people of character with a true interest in pouring constructive, character-building activities and input into their lives.
To learn more about Find A Dream or become a sponsor or volunteer, visit www.findadream.org.