Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) August 09, 2012
Portland, Oregon – The Portland Hoops Kings, thanked No More Poverty (nmp.org) and its founding brothers, Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi, for the support extended to their inner city youth basketball program.
“We are very grateful for No More Poverty’s support of our program,” according to Monica Porter speaking on behalf of the Portland Hoops Kings. “Our student/athletes along with PHK volunteer coaches and staff are encouraged that there are people like the Omidi brothers out there, willing to lend a helping hand to young men trying to make their way in the world under difficult circumstances.”
“The success of the Hoop Kings is two-fold: they are competitive on the court while also learning important life-lessons that will help them to flourish as they enter adulthood,” says Julian Omidi, co-founder of No More Poverty. “It’s a tremendous training program for young men and we are delighted to help fund their future victories, both on and off the court.”
ABOUT NO MORE POVERTY:
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 end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to soon expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.
Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for NO MORE POVERTY are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on nmp.org. For more information, please visit Facebook/nmp.org or nmp.org.
ABOUT THE PORTLAND HOOP KINGS:
Founded in 2003, the Portland Hoop Kings (hoopkings.tripod.com/) is an inner city youth basketball program that uses competitive athletics as a motivational vehicle to prepare boys, 10 to 17 years old, for the ultimate game of life. Through PHK programs, offered in conjunction with the Inner City Players Athletics Program, student/athletes learn life-long lessons, build character, work within a team structure, maximize educational opportunities, and are exposed to various cultures. 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 teams played in the 2011 national tournament.