Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi offer support from their charity No More Poverty (nmp.org) to an inner city youth basketball program. Since 2003, the Portland Hoop Kings (PHK) have been developing “men of substance”, using competitive athletics as a motivational vehicle to prepare kids for the ultimate game of life. The program’s student/players have a 95% high school completion rate with 90% of those moving on to high education opportunities. They are also extremely competitive, three PHK teams hold Oregon State Championship titles and two of the team played in the 2011 national tournament.
“One of today’s sad realities is that you can find disadvantaged children struggling to escape poverty in cities throughout the United States. Using competitive basketball, the Portland Hoop Kings teach young men important life skills that will help them find success in this world,” according to Julian Omidi, No More Poverty's co-founder. “My brother and I are happy to support this organization and help the young men of Portland, Oregon succeed in sports and life.”
Volunteer coaches of the Portland Hoop Kings challenge boys, 10 to 17 years old, to compete at the highest level possible both physically and mentally. Through PHK programs, student/athletes learn life-long lessons, build character, develop friendships, work within a team structure, maximize educational opportunities, and are exposed to various cultures. The Portland Hoop Kings are a non-profit organization, working in conjunction with the Inner City Players Athletics Program. You are invited to join the Omidis in their support of the Hoop Kings by donating directly to PHK.
No More Poverty (nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization (with a pending 501c3 application) founded by brothers Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to provide novel solutions to alleviate poverty in the United States and abroad. NMP’s focus is increasing long-term sustainability through grants and business development that create jobs and commerce in disenfranchised areas You are invited to join the fight for NO MORE POVERTY! Please visit nmp.org and Facebook for additional information.