Caption: WorldVentures partners with Cowboys’ Sean Lee (center) to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County.
WorldVentures, the Plano, Texas-based global vacation and lifestyle club, recently concluded a successful campaign in partnership with Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee that raised $37,000 to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County.
“Our heart and spirit compels us to give back,” WorldVentures Co-Founder Wayne Nugent said. “On behalf of WorldVentures corporate staff and Independent Representatives, I’m proud to present this check to a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts—Sean Lee’s Sacks for Kids Campaign. A lot of hard work went into this season, and this represents our commitment to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County and to the children in our community.”
In August 2016, WorldVentures announced its partnership with Lee and the Dreambuilders Foundation as the presenting sponsor and a corporate sponsor on the “Sacks for Kids” campaign. Throughout the 2016–2017 NFL season, fans were able to pledge any dollar amount per any sack the Dallas Cowboys defense had. The Cowboys made 30 sacks in the season. At the end of each game, pledges turned into actual monetary donations to directly benefit the clubs and their programs. One hundred percent of the funds raised are paid out to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County.
Earlier last month, WorldVentures supported efforts of the NCAA to inspire future student–athletes. The WorldVentures Foundation™ and Nancy Lieberman Charities teamed with NCAA Team Works™, the Big 12 Conference™ and Dallas Sports Commission to give Dallas Park and Recreation $50,000 for construction of the third Women’s Final Four Dream Court. The court will be located at Arcadia Park, one of 379 parks maintained by the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.
“I’m so proud of our partnership with the NCAA to build our Dream Courts™ in Final Four cities,” said Nancy Lieberman, a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame who made history in 2015 when she was hired by the Sacramento Kings, becoming the second female assistant coach in NBA history. “It just shows how community and sports can be a factor in bringing people together for health and fitness.”
Anucha Browne, NCAA Vice President for Women’s Basketball Championships, expressed her organization’s commitment to leaving a lasting impact in cities that host the Women’s Final Four. “The NCAA’s partnership with WorldVentures and Nancy Lieberman has enabled us to provide opportunities for Dallas youth to have a safe space to play,” she said. “I hope this court inspires them and paves a potential pathway to an opportunity as an NCAA student athlete.”