One year ago today, we joined our longtime family friends, the Shacknai family, in launching a not-for-profit foundation called MaxInMotion®. The Foundation was created in memory of their six-year old son Max who was an exceptional boy, a remarkably talented athlete, admired teammate and friend of our youngest son.
In twelve short months, MaxInMotion’s accomplishments have been nothing short of amazing. MaxInMotion awarded nearly 2,000 scholarships to economically challenged youth, sponsored the first-ever wheelchair basketball and wheelchair powered soccer clinics and leagues in Arizona. The recipients of MaxInMotion sports scholarships came from across the state and participated in competitive soccer, basketball, and hockey.
Incredibly, MaxInMotion met the needs of each athlete who applied timely for financial assistance. As a result we expect significantly more applicants in this funding cycle than last year. But, to again turn down no child we need your help.
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution again this year or making a commitment to do so for the first time. You may donate on the Foundation’s website, MaxInMotion.org. Importantly, MaxInMotion grants 99.9% of its annual budget directly to supporting deserving young athletes. The Foundation has no paid staff or fundraising costs. Rather, we rely only on volunteers to support our effort.
Today would have been Max’s eighth birthday, and it gives his family and ours pride to know that we are helping young athletes, whether they are economically or physically challenged.
With much appreciation,
Tim & Mirja