By Renita Manley-Garrett on
Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr., known as one of the greatest boxers in history, recently donated $10,000 to “The Finest Family”, a young professional dance group from Chicago. But they’re not the only youth who’ve recently benefited from Mayweather’s philanthropic undertakings.
The Finest Family, made up of siblings, learned how to break dance after bouncing back from homelessness. Their parents lost their jobs, along with many valuable items, but the mom kept a VHS tape of their father break-dancing, which inspired all the siblings to learn how to break dance.
They gained instant popularity as a dance group, and Floyd Mayweather become a huge fan, supporter, and mentor. However, recently, the family became in dire need of financial assistance. So, Mayweather flew the entire family to Las Vegas to meet with him and discuss their situation, and ultimately, gave the family $10,000.
This spring is proving to be a busy charitable season for Mayweather. This past April, Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions and The Money Team sponsored the 2nd annual Fight 4 Fitness 5K Race, 2K Walk, Kids Fun Run & Community Day, which serves to help build the foundation for an improved quality of life. Proceeds from the event were donated to Clark County School District to assist with health and educational programming.
In March, The Floyd Mayweather Jr Foundation co-presented the 1st Annual Las Vegas Basketball Classic at Spring Valley High School, where top area basket-ball players were given a quality platform to demonstrate their athletic gifts.
“We are excited to bring the inaugural edition of this great event that focuses on student athletes who are working hard in school and on the court. We’re always looking for opportunities to give young athletes a platform to showcase their talent and have some fun doing is. This is a great way for them to challenge themselves to be the best by going up against other top prospects in the city,” states Mayweather according to the foundation website, and regarding his charitable undertakings, Mayweather states, “I’m just blessed, and I want to share my blessings with everybody else”.
To learn more about Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s foundation, which strives to empower community alliances, impact youth leadership, promote health and wellness, and strengthen family foundations, click here.
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