It is very fitting for me to sponsor the youth that are part of these organizations in hopes they will learn that their circumstance does not have to dictate their future.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2013
Thriving entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker Temeko Richardson is making a difference in the lives of others with a generous $20,000 donation to sponsor thirty-two underprivileged members of the Rosedale Jets Football Association (Queens, NY) and the Philly Skills Football Academy (Philadelphia, PA) to attend Super Bowl Champion Ray Lewis’ Youth Fitness Clinic and Defensive Football Camp. Some of the team members will head to the Youth Fitness Clinic in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, June 15th and the remaining will go to the Defensive Football Camp in Miami, FL on June 17th-18th. Ray Lewis will be on-hand at both events to engage children in physical activities that promote movement, wellness, and fitness. As hosting sponsor of the Youth Fitness Clinic, Richardson's motivational movement Run Life's Course, which is a subsidiary of her company, The RLC Group, has taken care of all expenses for each child to participate.
The Youth Fitness Clinic is the highlight of Ray Lewis’ Summer Days Celebrity Weekend. This experience will be life changing for most of the children who come from low-income families. Elijah Campbell, 13, lives in a single parent home with a mother who works three jobs. Despite his circumstances and with the help of the Rosedale Jets coaching staff, he has maintained an A average and is entering his freshman year of high school. This is a chance for him and the other children to be inspired by a highly-respected professional athlete to stay on the right path towards the future and become a better athlete.
A portion of the donation is going towards iPods, iPads, laptops, and other prizes that Richardson and Lewis will provide to Maryland youth in the Ray Lewis Kids of Character program during the Ray's Summer Days event weekend. Additionally, fellow University of Pennsylvania alumni and newly signed Baltimore Raven Brandon Copeland and other NFL players will also join Richardson in the Celebrity Bowling Tournament to raise money for the Ray Lewis Family Foundation.
“As you grow older, you learn that challenges don’t stop - no matter the self-motivation, education or employment. I was very fortunate to have the parental and community encouragement in my youth that others may not have outside the group dynamics of sports. As a businesswoman having faced several challenges, sports, fitness (specifically marathons), and giving back became an integral part of my life, inspiring me to start Run Life’s Course,” said Temeko Richardson. “It is very fitting for me to sponsor the youth that are part of the Rosedale Jets Football Association, Philadelphia Skills Football Academy, and the Ray Lewis Kids of Character in hopes they will learn that their circumstance does not have to dictate their future. I believe they can be leaders of the future and hopefully, this experience will help them believe this too.”
In addition to philanthropy, Temeko Richardson is a highly qualified business expert specializing in technology and business strategy for executives, small businesses, athletes, and entertainers. Her business advice is documented in her recently launched book, Get A Clue – 10 Steps to an Executive IQ for the newly promoted leader, budding entrepreneur, or rising star who dreams of climbing the corporate ladder. Her business tips are available daily at blog.therlcgroup.com.
About Temeko Richardson
Based in New York City and Los Angeles, Temeko Richardson is the owner of The RLC Group and its subsidiary Run Life’s Course. She is also the owner of two successful technology companies of which she consults executives and decision-makers on the next generation of increased profitability, customer satisfaction, marketability, and more. A New York native, she gained the title of overachiever early in life graduating from high school at age 16, earning a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science from Temple University at age 20, Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania at 22, and owning successful real estate and technology businesses by 25. Temeko has been featured in Black Enterprise, CEO Blog Nation, Voice of America, and more. Temeko provides expert business tips daily at blog.therlcgroup.com.