Mario V. Chalmers Foundation
MIAMI HEAT POINT GUARD MARIO CHALMERS AND CBS4 NEIGHBORS 4 NEIGHBORS BROUGHT JOY AND BIG DREAMS TO CHILDREN AT SOUTH DADE YMCA FAMILY CENTER
MIAMI, FL – December 24, 2013 – In partnership with CBS4’s Neighbors 4 Neighbors, two-time NBA Champion and Miami HEAT Point Guard Mario Chalmers brought a lot of joy and big dreams to 50 young aspiring basketball players (ages 9-14 years old) at the DREAM BIG event that took place at the South Dade YMCA Family Center on Wednesday, December 11th. Mario spoke to the children about his journey to the NBA and about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, putting education first, staying positive and dreaming big.
“Giving back to others has always been an important part of my life,” said Mario Chalmers, Miami HEAT Point Guard. “I want kids to know that they can do anything they put their minds to, have big dreams and should always strive to do their best.”
During the DREAM BIG event, Mario answered questions asked by the kids, signed autographs and took photos with his young fans. Each child received a goody bag which contained basketballs and a DREAM BIG t-shirt from Spalding, ear buds by Skull Candy, SKYLANDERS video games, KIND snack bars, coloring books from Tattoo Manufacturing, Inc. and Miami HEATsunglasses, headbands, folders and pencils.
This is the second year in a row that the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation teamed up with CBS4’s Neighbors 4 Neighbors for the DREAM BIG event. Last year, Mario visited children at the Village of Allapattah YMCA Family Center. Mario started his basketball career at 10 years old, at a YMCA in Anchorage, Alaska.
About Mario V. Chalmers Foundation
The mission of the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation is to create and support community based programs that encourage the positive development of youth through sports and education and fund initiatives for breast cancer research and treatment. The foundation strives to empower, inspire and enable youth to live healthy lifestyles, put education first and give back
to their communities. Each activity supported by the Mario V. Chalmers
Foundation encourages youths to stay positive and remind them that in times ofadversity...we must perform. For more information, please visit www.mariochalmersfoundation.com.
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