Since managing, nurturing and directing my own son’s boxing ambitions for the past 7 or 8 years – I have seen , up close and personal- a “void” that needs to be filled, in terms of obstacles and shortcomings that negatively affect the aspirations of, primarily, but not exclusively, the economically deprived and disadvantaged Youth (25yrs. old and younger) at the bottom rung of the socio-economic ladder of classism- and mainly, by no fault of their own. Not just in the sport of boxing, but basketball, football, baseball, and track & field as well.
Young people with not only tremendous physical talents, but other attributes in areas of math, science, music, social and entrepreneurial acumen also. But a lack of order, direction, discipline, prioritizing, faith, focus, mentoring and nurturing has suppressed or discouraged these potential “Rising Stars” to come into the fullness of themselves. Because of no household support, financial shortages, health issues, peer pressure, social issues – and therefore, a lack of Faith as well.
Infinite Opportunities’ is needed and necessary, to combat these societal ills- as we will provide the outlet, the avenue, to counter and overcome these disadvantages- through constructive involvement and productive service at our facilities and the community at large. Providing proper guidance and support in the areas of Sports- while combining a “structured format” of “Personal Lifestyle Management”. Implementing a “curriculum-styled” emphasis in the areas of “character” building and revealing workshops ; accountability; team work; humility; raised expectations; nutrition; personal hygiene; how to balance a checkbook; the importance of credit; saving; resume writing; job searching and computer literacy. Each participating Youth, as a show of gratitude for their academic and educational improvement, athletic exposure, and financial sponsorship, will be required to perform public service to others in need. “Paying it Forward”. The old adage: “It takes a village to raise one child” – is true, but has been lost in this age of self-gratification and a lost sense of community.
Infinite Opportunities will “talk the talk” – and “walk the walk, as we positively affect youth crime prevention through educational activities and athletics.
Infinite Opportunities staff will consist of various men and women from the business community, the education system, as well as coaches, trainers and managers from the arena of all athletics – trained and experienced in their areas of expertise and imparting that knowledge, wisdom and experience to the target market of Youths that we serve. Our primary focus of support and preparation will be in the sports lanes of boxing, basketball, football, baseball and track & field. There will be a Program Director for each sport (5), who will have three coaches that answer to their direction and outline for that particular sport. There will be a ” Program Committee” Chairman and Co-Chairman, who will preside over the development and implementation of the agenda for the entire Infinite Opportunities program and organization, as it relates to the Personal Lifestyle Management classroom curriculum- and the Sports itinerary. They will answer directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) . The staff will be composed of various, diverse workers,who see, understand and have an allegiance to the cause and purpose for which Infinite Opportunities stands.
Infinite Opportunities’ fundraising plans will revolve around the solicitation for monetary sponsorship via our website, e-mails, corporation, and personal outreach soliciting. Our target market will primarily be within the Southeastern region states, such as : Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas – but not exclusively. One of our main goals is to accomplish national and international recognition, for our organization and the youth participants who reach “elite” status within our program. We will also look for sponsorship from corporations that express an interest in the mission of our organization. These monies will significantly assist the youth in our program with the purchasing of much needed equipment, hotel & travel expenses, meals, classroom tools, registration fees, camp tuition’s, business office utensils and facilities maintenance.
“GOOD FORTUNE FAVORS THE PREPARED MAN”.
“YOU CAN’T BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE – UNTIL YOU ARE WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE”.
THEN, AND ONLY THEN, WILL YOU HAVE – “INFINITE OPPORTUNITIES”
THEN, YOU WILL BE PREPARED TO – “FOLLOW THE FUTURE”.
Carey Foster – President and Director of Marketing