Martial Arts programs for youth promote self-discipline, confidence and fitness.
The New York Mixed Martial Arts Initiative is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that was created to help support self defense and martial arts after school programs for youth in New York. From 2010-2012, the NYMMAI has supported an after school self defense program for students at a Harlem high school. The program has functioned as an anti-violence, anti-gang and emotional support group for the students who participate.
The goal of the New York Mixed Martial Arts Initiative is to provide financial support to other tax exempt organizations that teach and promote self defense and martial arts programs for youth throughout New York.
THE NYMMAI HELD ITS FUNDRAISING EVENT IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN ON OCTOBER 29, 2011 AND, NOTWITHSTANDING THE HORRIBLE WEATHER, IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS. THE PRESS RELEASE DESCRIBING THE EVENT IS AVAILABLE HERE.
ATTENDEES INCLUDED PROFESSIONAL MMA FIGHTERS RYAN LAFLARE, BRAD DESIR AND “THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER” REALITY SHOW CONTESTANT, DENNIS BERMUDEZ. NEW YORK SUBWAY HERO JOE LOZITO WAS ALSO IN ATTENDANCE.
NYMMAI IS STILL HOLDING A LIVE AUCTION AT CHARITY BUZZ, WHICH INCLUDES SOME GREAT ITEMS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
• Two ringside tickets to the WWE “Survivor Series” event at Madison Square Garden. For the first time in 8 years “The Rock” will be joining John Cena and many other WWE Superstars, as he makes his return!
• MMA gloves signed by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin, Rich Franklin, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Ryan Bader
• MMA gloves signed by Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, Dan Miller, Antonio Rogerio Noguera, and Diego Sanchez
• Workout and lunch with Dhani Jones in New York City
• Lunch in California with Frank “The Legend” Shamrock. Shamrock is a legendary mixed martial arts fighter and popular MMA color commentator on CBS, Showtime, and ESPN2 and actively supports anti-bully initiatives such as the NYMMAI program.
• A three night all-inclusive stay for two at Sol Melia’s Paradisus at the Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic.
• MMA gloves signed by UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez
• MMA gloves signed by Fedor Emeliananko
• Fight shorts signed by Daniel Cormier and MMA Elite shirt and training gloves signed by UFC Veteran Mark Coleman
GO TO WWW.CHARITYBUZZ.COM/SUPPORT/NYMMAI TO CHECK IT OUT AND START BIDDING