Wranglers Form Foundation for Youth
AUSTIN, TX, January 18, 2006 - The Austin Wranglers Arena Football Team proudly announces it has established the Austin Wranglers Foundation to serve Central Texas youth, giving Wranglers players, coaches and cheerleaders opportunities to provide mentoring, community service, and leadership for Central Texas youth and build partnerships throughout the Central Texas community.
The Austin Wranglers Foundation will collaborate with existing non-profit organizations providing support in three main areas: physical health (nutrition and fitness), education (graduation rates and literacy) and helping youth make good life choices (alcohol & drug prevention and community involvement).
Founding board members include the following community philanthropist and business persons: Austin City Council Member Raul Alvarez, Wells Fargo Bank Community Development Officer Theresa Alvarez, former NFL player Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson, Wranglers Team President Doug MacGregor, Round Rock Mayor Nyle Maxwell, Wranglers Chief Financial Officer Robert Nunez, and Austin Mayor Will Wynn. Gigi Edwards Bryant has been named the foundation's executive director.
The Austin Wranglers Foundation has named Youth InterACTIVE (YI) as its first non-profit partner. An Austin, Texas-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, YI is the provider of Texas' only state-sponsored, health- and fitness-based after school programs.
"The Austin Wranglers selected Youth InterACTIVE as its first partner because it espouses creative and progressive health and fitness-oriented programming, information and
events for youth and families," says Doug MacGregor, Wranglers Foundation chairman. "Like the Wranglers, YI believes health and fitness are key to developing self-confident, inspired individuals who will be active for life."
The Austin Wranglers Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that serves Central Texas, with boundaries inclusive of Bastrop, Fredericksburg, Waco and San Antonio. The foundation has established several programs and opportunities for community support and involvement. Through its alliance with the Wranglers Football Team, the foundation will involve Wranglers players, coaches, cheerleaders and mascots with personal appearances, mentoring, speaking opportunities, fundraising programs, and community events. For more information on involvement opportunities, please visit: www.austinwranglersfoundation.com.
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