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AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE AND ENGAGE WITH THE GREATER COMMUNITY
OAKLAND MAYOR THAO HONORS LIFT US FOUNDATION & NATIONAL TEAM
Oakland Mayor Thao hosted an event honoring Lift Us and our national team. Mayor Thao spent time speaking with athletes and families, bringing a positive spotlight to the entire Lift Us community. It was an amazing day, feeling all the love from 'The Town'.
LIFT US FOUNDATION INVITED TO STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Lift Us Foundation was also invited to Stanford University to speak about our program and the impact it's having in the world. Two of our most experienced national-level athletes shared a panel with Lift Us founder, Coach Mike, to talk to Stanford students, which included a Q&A session and a tour of the university.
LIFT US FOUNDATION INVITED TO UC BERKELEY'S HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTER AT MEMORIAL STADIUM
Lift Us Foundation was invited to UC Berkeley's High Performance Center at Memorial Stadium for a very special visit. Brian Johnson, Head Athletic Performance Coach for Football, hosted our athletes and families for an amazing behind-the-scenes tour of what it takes to become a successful Division 1 student-athlete. This was an opportunity to reinforce the work we are doing with our own athletes.
LIFT US FOUNDATION VISITS 2K
The Lift Us Foundation was given an incredible opportunity by 2K . We are grateful to Danielle O'Dea and her team for the experience, and BTS video showing our young Superheroes expanding past the limits of their worlds.
“Sometimes you get an opportunity to step outside yourself, your life, and see a bigger picture … Michael Jenkins does that everyday with the work he’s doing in his communities in Oakland, CA. Myself and my team at 2K Mocap were privileged to be a small part of that work, and we hope it had a big impact on the young superheroes who spent a day with us at our studio. #notallheroeswearcapes” - Danielle O'Dea
OLYMPIAN VISITS OAKLAND SCHOOL
Lift Us Foundation hosted Olympian CJ Cummings. CJ is a Team USA athlete, world champion, and world record holder. CJ coached our young Superheroes, and sharing his experiences in a special Q&A session. The Lift Us Foundation also arranged for CJ to visit a local Oakland school, Madison Park Academy. He give a presentation to inspire students about his journey to becoming an Olympian, and the most accomplished weightlifter of his generation.
2020 USA Olympian CJ Cummings, visits with students at Madison Park Academy.
SUSTAINABLE FARMING EDUCATION
Lift Us Foundation were guests of Urban Adamah. Our Superheroes learned about sustainable agriculture which draws from a range of traditional and modern agricultural methods and technologies. Our athletes engaged in all aspects of the agricultural cycle – from seed to harvest, to food preparation, and composting. Along with nutrition education provided in our program, field trips like this allow families to fully appreciate where their food comes from, how it is grown, and the natural systems that makes it possible.
Athletes get an up-close look at all that goes into farming their favorite foods.
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