Featured Donor: CrossFit athlete Christy Adkins

Posted on June 08, 2015 by Steve Liberati
Filed under: Donor Spotlight

Last week we received a package in the mail - a HUGE box of gear from elite CrossFit athlete and long-time supporter of Steve's Club Christy Adkins.  She donated her personal gear to the girls of Steve's Club, a proven way to put a big smile on some very deserving faces!

A huge THANK YOU to Christy for her generous donation of her personal gear and continued support of Steve's Club!

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LuRong Living Continues to Support Steve’s Club

Posted on December 24, 2014 by Steve Liberati
Filed under: Donor Spotlight

LuRong Living, a company with strong CrossFit roots, has been a devoted supporter of Steve’s Club National Program since 2012. The company donates a portion of each entry fee of its Paleo Diet Challenge, an 8-week lifestyle challenge that focuses on diet and fitness, to select charities they recognize for doing amazing things within the CrossFit community.

Steve’s Club National Program recently received one of the most substantial donations from LuRong Living to date. The most recent Paleo Challenge resulted in an over six thousand dollar donation to Steve’s Club.

“We appreciate every donation made and invested in the success of Steve’s Club athletes. Having the support of our community and distinguished companies like LuRong means that we can reach and help more kids, and for this I am thankful,” said Steve Liberati, Executive Director of Steve’s Club National Program.

According to Adam Greenberg, Managing Director and Founder of LuRong Living, they chose Steve’s Club because of its similar mission to his company creating a life-changing platform of education and accountability through nutrition and fitness.

“We chose Steve’s Club because we believe in educating youth with nutrition and exercise. Steve’s Club shares in our passion and carries out this mission daily through all of their wonderful programs,” said Greenberg. “LuRong Living is about positive life change, and when we first learned about Steve’s Club we wanted to get involved and help out in any way we could.”

Steve’s Club currently has over 25 Local Clubs around the country. With the support of LuRong Living, the organization can give even more of its athletes the chance to attend its Summer Leadership Camp, national CrossFit events and daily access to equipment, gear and quality nutrition.

“Our goal in donating to Steve’s Club is the hope that the program will continue to expand into more cities and towns throughout the country, and provide positive changes to more kids and families,” said Greenberg.

Thank you LuRong Living for continuing to support Steve’s Club National Program! 

Lives Changed At Steve’s Club Leadership Camp 2014

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Steve Liberati

A few weeks ago, 30 Steve's Club kids, from across the nation, came together for a Leadership Camp in beautiful Indian Gap, Pennsylvania for a week of fitness, learning and laughter. The kids went through a rigorous application process to be chosen for this life-changing opportunity. They answered questions about their future goals, accomplishments they are most proud of, and their definition of leadership.

"Being a leader is not about being in charge or giving commands," said Caleb from Colorado. "It's about doing the right thing and encouraging others around you to do that too."

The Steve's Club National Program staff led by Steve Liberati, Lee Knight and Tiffany Dalagelis created a week-long itinerary packed with workouts, inspirational guest coaches, and team-building activities focused on problem-solving, communication, and leadership. Guest coaches from around the country flew in to participate and facilitate. Coaches from Local Clubs included Coach Blanco from SC New York City, Coach Rebecca from SC Nashville, and Coach Eric from Unbroken Kids.

Josh Murphy from CrossFit HQ, Tanner Cook, who taught Olympic Weightlifting, Abe Pelton and Drew Kenney of the US Marine Corps, Austin Malleolo and Denise Thomas from Reebok One and CrossFit Seminar staff, Greg Amundson of CrossFit Amundson and Erin Kelly of CrossFit 1Force rounded out the Guest Coach line up.

"There aren't words to explain the impact of Leadership Camp," said Denise. "I wondered what words of wisdom or tools could I offer the kids, but in the end, I received the life lessons. Steve's Club Leadership Camp is the product of tireless effort, constant love and care, and always finding a way to say 'yes' when it would be easy to say 'no.' It's an honor to be invited, and I will always support Steve's Club."

This is the second year for the Leadership Camp. In addition to providing fitness and enrichment activities, the kids had fun too! They went swimming, kayaking, canoeing, played sports and enjoyed campfire activities like singing and making s'mores. The amazing support from our donors and the CrossFit community, as well as the sale of Steve's PaleoGoods, allows us to continue to host this Leadership Camp at no cost to the Steve's Club athletes that are selected. The goal is to expand our reach, and invite more kids to attend next year.

"Everyone has a calling in life," said Ray from Steve's Club Camden. "Steve's Club Leadership Camp showed me anything is possible. Leading others is my true calling."

"This camp experience is a first for many of our kids," said Steve. "It's a place for them to learn and grow, but also a place to relax. Some of the realities of their lives are impossible to imagine. Many aren't safe walking around their own neighborhoods. Steve's Club is a safe environment and an extended family for these kids. Your purchase truly changes lives."

"I'm no longer afraid of being caught up in the streets," Ray added. "I am stronger physically and mentally. Thanks to Steve's Club, I am ready to change the world!"  

*Update: check out the video from the 2014 Summer Leadership Camp:

Donor Spotlight: Latham & Watkins

Posted on December 15, 2010 by Steve Liberati
Filed under: Donor Spotlight

Founded in 1934, Latham & Watkins has grown into a full-service international powerhouse with approximately 2,000 attorneys in 30 offices around the world. The founders of Latham & Watkins instilled an ethic of hard work, commitment and quality that flourishes today and has nurtured the firm's dramatic growth into one of the world's premier business law firms. With that growth, Latham has built internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. Latham’s success is grounded in devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering.

We have been working with Steve’s Club since the middle of 2010 and we have enjoyed every minute of it.  Steve’s Club provides a great service to underserved youth and we wanted to do whatever we could to help in that effort.  We have been helping Steve’s Club put together the corporate and tax documentation that it needs to be able to affiliate with other gyms and make Steve’s Club a nationwide program.  We love doing pro bono work with worthwhile causes and Steve’s Club is certainly one.  We have enjoyed our partnership with Steve’s Club and look forward to continuing it well into the future.

Any questions regarding Latham & Watkins, please contact Allen M. Gardner (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

555 Eleventh Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1304 

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