Recognizing that community service helps promote social responsibility and character in young people,TeamUp4Community partnered with Met-RX and NBTY Helping Hands in the “Long Island $300K Sports Give Back Challenge” and the “Long Island Holiday Sports Heroes Video Challenge”, two interactive contests that are challenging our Long Island athletes to compete in service projects all year long. The “Long Island Sports $300K Give Back Photo Challenge” is a monthly challenge that encourages student athletes to share their community service projects with TeamUp4Community for a chance to receive prizes. Currently, student athletes have already put in a total amount of 11,555 hours totaling to a value of $83,774 of time served. The “Long Island Holiday Sports Heroes Video Challenge” is a video challenge created to inspire student athletes to serve their communities this Holiday Season with a chance to earn prizes totaling $5,000 in sports grants.
The “Long Island Sports Heroes Video Challenge” is an interactive contest which will run from November 15, 2014 to December 15, 2014 and will require participants to share a short video of their community service work or their team’s community service work. The video with the most votes will receive a $3,000 sports grant, second place will receive $1,500 sports grant, and third place will receive a $500 sports grant. The winning participants will be announced at the end of December 2014. For official contest rules go to www.TeamUp4Community.org.
Retired New York Islander Hockey Player Steve Webb created project Team Up 4 Community through his W20 Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to promoting social responsibility and community giveback through athletics. By highlighting different types of community service, young athletes can learn life skills that in turn increase their self-confidence, promote responsibility, independence and help build strong character. Community services performed by youth strengthens young peoples’ senses of civic engagement and community and helps them to achieve their educational, developmental and social goals.
“Similar to athletics volunteering helps build character and self-esteem in young people while simultaneously helping make a difference in the lives of others,” said Steve Webb, Team Up 4 Community Founder and President.
Communities are the backbone of Long Island, and its neighborhood, organizations, teams, schools and friends join together to collectively make a difference. TU4C builds and strengthens communities and individual characters by promoting social responsibility and community giveback.
About the W20 Foundation
The W20 Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was started in 2007 by retired NY Islander Steve Webb. It began with a focused local vision to assist young student ice hockey players with partial educational scholarships. These scholarships were designed to bring forth the presence of new possibilities for the Long Island youth hokey community. Since then, the increasing number of youth participation in organized sports throughout North America has reached over 60 Million. Taking this growing number into consideration, the foundation believes it is the right time for social responsibility to be introduced to our youth, which will create a very positive effect on our communities. With the mission to promote social responsibility and community giveback through athletics in North America, the W20 Foundation launched Team Up 4 Community, an international community giveback project, in 2012.
About the NBTY Helping Hands
NBTY Helping Hands is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization initiated by NBTY, INC., a leading manufacturer and distributor of nutritional supplements worldwide.
For many years, NBTY has shared its success by supporting the local community through charitable contributions to worthy causes. With the formation of NBTY Helping Hands, they hope to make an even greater impact by providing much-needed funds to more people than ever before. NBTY Helping Hands is the only charity to bear the NBTY name. It is run solely by their very own associates who volunteer their time to continue in the NBTY tradition of giving. The Executive committee of NBTY Helping Hands carefully reviews each potential contribution recipient, ensuring that your contributions are put to the best possible use. NBTY Helping Hands raises the majority of its funds through the NBTY Golf Outing Classic.
Their Hope is to help those less fortunate or may need financial assistance or may be suffering from illness, trauma, poverty, abuse or abandonment. Our dream is to help as many as possible.