2017 AAU Taekwondo National Program Gives Back
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
On Wednesday, July 5th during the 2017 AAU Taekwondo National Championships - Mr. Mike Friello, the AAU Taekwondo National Chair gave Mr. Paco Velez-President & CEO of Feeding South Florida, a $5,000 check on behalf of the AAU Taekwondo National Program in conjunction with the AAU Cares. Mr. Friello wanted his program to give back to the community in which the tournament is hosted. Mr. Velez said this check represents 30,000 meals to help in solving hunger in South Florida.
Feeding South Florida is the sole Feeding America food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. We are the largest and most efficient food bank in each of the counties we serve. More than 98% of all donations are put back into the community. For every $1 donated to us, we can provide 6 meals.
Through direct-service programs and a network of nonprofit partner agencies, including soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters and day cares. Feeding South Florida rescues 44 million pounds of food per year, as well as leads hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and provides innovative programming and education. For more information on the program, Click Here.
AAU Cares is the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)'s way of giving back to the community. Our organization strives to provide not only athletic opportunities but also lessons in learning, life and social responsibility in the community. #AAUCares
The 2017 AAU Takewondo National Championships will host more than 2,200+ athletes and 600+ coaches in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center from July 3rd through Saturday, July, 8th. #WeAreAAUTKD