Above .500 Inc.

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Above .500 Inc.
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
Region served
United States
Founder/CEO
Brawley Sanchez
Websiteabove500.org

Above .500 Inc., founded in Miami, Florida, USA, is a non-profit organization that uses sports to encourage young people of all ages to stay positive, persevere, and keep their dreams alive.[1] The foundation hosts "Dream Rallies" at schools that include celebrity appearances, games, motivational speakers, music performances and giveaways. Dream Rallies aim to reinforce the foundation's message of hard work, dedication, and success. In addition to the rallies, the organization provides mentoring and community events (through charitable events).[2]

History[edit]

Above .500 is a well-used term that describes a team's winning percentage; it's the number of games that are won, divided by how many games were played. The name was adopted after the 2007 New York Giants won the super bowl, one game above .500.,[3] demonstrating that losses can be overcome to become a champion. The organization was founded by Brawley,[4] in 2013.

Community Events[edit]

Above .500 uses sports figures to organize community events in order to deliver their positive message. [5] A few of the notable events include the Miami Dolphins Charity Softball game with Jimmy Wilson (American football) and Reshad Jones, Miami Marlins Meet and Greet with Dee Gordon, Chris Duffy's Celebrity Softball Game at UCF and many more. During Week 13 of the 2017 NFL Season, NY Jets, Wide Receiver Robby Anderson chose Above .500 Inc. as the foundation for #MyCauseMyCleats, where the cleats were auctioned.[6] These fundraising events "fuel" the Dream Rallies that are free to public schools.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

References[edit]

  1. "Above .500 Inc".
  2. "Jimmy Wilson speaks on Above .500".
  3. Floyd, Jay (20 March 2013). "PN Interview: Chris Duffy Interview". Phils Nation. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  4. "Above .500 Staff".
  5. "Community Events".
  6. "Robby Anderson NFL Auction".
  7. "Miami Dolphins".
  8. "Sun Sentinel".
  9. "Ask Miss A".
  10. "The Finsiders".
  11. "Sun Sentinel Sports".
  12. "Reshad Jones Softball Game".
  13. "Miami Sports Native".
  14. "Fox Sports".
  15. "Fox News".
  16. "CBS Sports Orlando".
  17. "UCF Knight News".

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