The year was 1964, when a then 22-year old Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr ascended to the top of the world of sports when he defeated a heavily favored veteran Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion of the globe. The Louisville, Ky native would not convey the image of the conventional traditional Black athlete from the outset. His extreme confidence and brashness was not the composite package that America, if not the entire free world had witnessed from such a platform before him. Reprint by Lenny Moon. See complete article here >
A percentage of sales will be donated to First Responders Children's Foundation
NEW YORK - August 26, 2020 - (Newswire.com)
Roy Foreman, famed boxing manager of legendary great, George Foreman, is fighting COVID-19 with a punch of his own. This time he aims to knock out the disease with a powerful uppercut by designing a KO COVID t-shirt in collaboration with Skrapper Brands and donating 20% of sales to First Responders Children’s Foundation.
Foreman and famed artist William Quigley, Founder of Skrapper, have teamed up to design this limited edition KO COVID t-shirt, with the first 100 orders signed via livestream by Mr. Quigley.
“COVID-19 has devastated friends of mine throughout the country. I have lost members of my community to the coronavirus," says Roy Foreman. “This limited edition KO COVID t-shirt was designed to unite and raise money for our first responder heroes.”
Roy Foreman, a leading voice in the boxing world, managed his brother George Foreman through his championship years, served on the U.S. Olympic boxing committee and was a ringside announcer for HBO Sports.
"First Responders Children's Foundation would like to thank Roy Foreman, William Quigley and Skrapper Brands for their efforts to help knock out COVID-19,” said Jillian Crane, President of First Responders Children's Foundation. "There's no doubt that first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are sacrificing so much to protect our families, and it's our responsibility as a nation to help them through this crisis by providing financial hardship grants, PPE, scholarships and partnerships.”
Since March of this year, First Responders Children’s Foundation has given financial hardship grants to 9,000 first responders, supplied over 650,000 face masks, and paid for 13,000 hotel rooms with meal stipends to keep first responders and their families safe.
The limited edition shirts can be purchased at skrapper.co
About First Responders Children's Foundation
For almost 20 years, First Responders Children's Foundation has been providing college scholarships to the children of first responder parents who have been injured or lost in the line of duty. The Foundation also awards grants to families enduring significant financial hardship and supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by first responder organizations to benefit children or the communities in which they live. The First Responders Children's Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund was established in March 2020 to provide financial hardship grants, PPE, and hotel accommodations to first responders on the front lines of the pandemic. The Foundation was a charity partner of the "Fox Presents The iHeart Living Room Concert For America" and the "One World: Together at Home" concerts paying tribute to front line heroes.
About Skrapper Brands
Skrapper collaborates with forward-thinking brands, artists, designers, charitable organizations and foundations. Their mission is to produce limited edition, creative clothing and products. Since 2000, Skrapper Brands has sold more than 100,000 apparel pieces.
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Skrapper is now promoting KOS COVID Skrapper Limited-Edition Men's and Women's Crew Neck Shirt, which are made in America and helping to support the First Responders Children's Foundation. The First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to both children who have lost a parent in the line of duty as well as families enduring significant financial hardships due to tragic circumstances. It also supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by law enforcement and firefighting organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large. To date, the Foundation has awarded $7.7 million in grants to 8,036 first responders in all 50 states with financial hardship due to COVID-19; paid for 12,946 hotel room nights and meal stipends so first responders do not risk infecting their families; paid for 82 funerals of first responders who died from COVID-19; and distributed more than 650,000 FDA-certified, surgical-grade masks.
The shirts are styled from William Quigley, whose art has been displayed alongside many renowned artists, such as Andy Warhol, and exhibited around the world, including exhibitions in New York City, The Hamptons, Los Angeles, ArtBasel, Germany, Venezuela, India, and Spain.
Now, you can get your own limited-edition Skrapper T-shirt while supporting First Responders Children’s Foundation, whose mission is to help front-line first responders. The company is donating 20% of all T-shirt sales to First Responders Children’s Foundation.
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BBC Scotland This Sporting Life with Tom English interviews the two-time world heavyweight champion & Olympic gold medallist George Foreman. Listen to the podcast here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08j0yww
By Lenny Moon - reprint from Lenny Moon Sports. When the sports bar conversation centers around the NBA’s greatest athlete, most would concur that the selection would quickly be settled with the Michael Jordan resolution. With all due respect, “MJ” would be safe if the criteria centers around the ability to dominate for a sustained period of time while adding the optimal amount of flair to his presentation. But if the conversation is expanded to discussing the game’s biggest winner in NBA history then a different sheriff has to be implemented by the name of Bill Russell.
Foreman Boxing with Roy Foreman on GoBeGreatRadio.com Wednesdays at 8:00 pm (CST). Get the GoBeGreatRadio App on Android or stream it online at: https://stream.radio.co/s4b28b93e6/listen
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- He's a sporting icon and one of Houston's own. By Greg Bailey. George Foreman is also a two-time heavyweight champion, an Olympic gold medalist and a beloved TV pitchman. As the beloved boxer takes us inside his quarantine life, Foreman is taking you back to the glory days on this week's episode of Q'D Up in partnership with the Houston Sports Authority.
Basketball icon Michael Jordan sat down with veteran sports broadcaster Lenny Moon back during the 1991-92 NBA campaign. The Chicago Bulls were making their only appearance in H-Town where the defending champs were preparing to take on the homestanding Houston Rockets led by Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon. MJ discusses the maturation of team's 1987 Draft mates Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant.
MARCH 30, 2020 BY LENNY@LENNYMOONSPORTS.COM
Former Houston Astros star outfielder Jimmy “Toy Cannon” Wynn posing with his popular moniker.
Before the vaunted “Killer B’s” (Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio and Lance Bergman) a dynamo housed in a 5-9 frame and weighed a mere 160 pounds named Jimmy Wynn became the first breakout star for the Houston Colt 45s and later the Houston Astros. Although drafted by the Cincinnati Reds back in 1962, the Colt 45s acquired the promising infielder at the conclusion of that same year admiring his raw athleticism that included exceptional speed and surprising power for his anatomy. The Houston club along with the New York Mets arrived on the MLB scene as expansion teams the season prior to the Wynn transaction.
Full article: http://lennymoonsports.com/blog/2020/03/30/lennymoonsports-remembers-the-toy-cannon/
Big George Foreman, Two Time Heavyweight Champion of the World and Preacher at Lord Jesus Christ in Houston, TX, celebrates 43 years of service to all mighty God and the knowledge of his son, Jesus Christ.
Roy Foreman is regarded as a leading voice in the boxing industry which he has served for over 25 years.