Focus: Youth Mentorship
"The children of Kansas City are our future. They're the next generation of game-changers, trailblazers, and difference makers. But right now, there are still hundreds of them in our community that don't have a positive adult mentor to help clear the path to their biggest possible future."
Charity/Cause: 15 and the Mahomies
"The 15 and the Mahomies Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children through initiatives that focus on education, health, wellness, underserved communities, and other charitable causes."
Charity/Cause: Eighty-Seven & Running Foundation
Focus: Youth Education
"This is my own personal foundation, and we work hard to empower disadvantaged youth to achieve success by providing resources and support to their communities and cultivating their talent in the areas of education, business, athletics, STEM, and the arts. We seek to change the outcomes of underserved youth in communities across the U.S. by creating access to opportunities, enrichment, and advancement."
Charity/Cause: Tyrann Mathieu Foundation
Focus: Youth Education
"Tyrann established his foundation to impact the lives of financially disadvantaged children and youth through encouragement, opportunities and resources to achieve their dreams in Kansas City and his hometown of New Orleans."
Charity/Cause: JDRF KS&MO
Focus: Juvenile Diabetes
"This cause is close to home for me. My dad, who passed away when I was in high school, had diabetes. My brother and my good friend, Mark Andrews, also have diabetes. I have seen, first hand, the effects of the disease and also how much the research benefits those affected by it."
Charity/Cause: Signatures for Soldiers
Focus: Military Appreciation
"Being a collector of trading cards and other memorabilia, I appreciate what Signatures for Soldiers is doing to help raise money for Military Missions in Action (MMIA). MMIA's varied programs work at providing support to Veterans who need construction project assistance due to disabilities or sub-standard living conditions and our homeless Veterans. They also send Care Packages to units that are down-range, as well as assist military families that are trying to make ends meet."
Charity/Cause: Sisters Network
Focus: Disease Awareness/Prevention
"I am proud to support the Detroit chapter of the Sisters Network because of its commitment to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. This is a cause that is very near to my heart as my mother, Cynthia, is a breast cancer survivor and I hope to spread awareness of this disease and educational resources to others in my hometown community."