“remember we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give“ -albert einstein
an athlete uses their agility, strength, and training and executes it into their sport. a game changer does all of that, plus uses their social influence to reach beyond the playing field.
san diego game changer, shaun phillips, dedicated his football skills, passion and time to the boys to men mentoring organization, a network for boys that are lacking male role models in their life. the charity works hard to create mentoring networks located in middle schools, high schools and foster care facilities, partnering teenage males with local mentors.
on sunday, july 1, shaun and popchips hosted a special charity event in mission beach for boys to men. 60 anxious boys showed up to the park to meet shaun and got to listen to him speak about his struggles as a kid growing up without a father. following the stories, the boys broke out into a football game while shaun gave them a few pointers. the day ended with a tasty lunch provided by local retail partners, submarina california subs, and of course, some popchips.
if that wasn’t generous enough, our partner jedidiah clothing, a local humanitarian fashion brand, created a shaun phillips & boys to men collaborative t-shirt. the finished product is now featured on madeforgood.com, and proceeds will go to boys to men mentoring program.
as mark bubb, director of marketing at made for good put it, “the entire game changer campaign is really something special. charity and love for your community is not just something individuals hold. companies like popchips who have the resources can make a huge difference in the world. to think what could be if all companies were as socially active.”
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