Las Vegas, NV (October 3, 2012) – At the Global Gaming Expo, National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. had the opportunity to sit down with World Heavyweight Champion, Evander Holyfield and share their boxing histories and their mutual dedication to improving the lives of their communities’ youth over some spitfire pork boosted with the Arkansas taste of Holyfield’s “Real Deal” BBQ Sauce.
They discussed and shared their valuable experience as young aspiring fighters in the Boys and Girls Club in their respective communities and now both being members of the Boys and Girls Club of America Hall of Fame.
“It was a great opportunity to sit down with Evander Holyfield and witness his passion to make sure young people become healthy, successful and productive adults. The heart of this five-time heavyweight-boxing champion is obvious,” Chairman Stevens remarked. “I think we both understand that when the gloves come off, the ability to build winners in our community’s youth has more of an imperative effect than we accomplished in the ring.”
The Association has led the Spirit of Sovereignty Foundation by providing academic collegiate scholarships to American Indian students since 2000 through a partnership with the American Indian College Fund and has a personal partnership with the Boys and Girls Club in Indian Country.
The Holyfield Foundation’s goal is to positively impact communities while empowering our youth with effective tools that will enable them to realize success academically, physically and spiritually.
They are committed on working together with their respective foundations.