In collaboration with ProAm Sports Medicine, Syndicate MMA and Experience Transport Agency, program features classes led by Middleweight Boxer Shane Mosley Jr. and Welterweight UFC fighter Mike Pyle designed to foster empowerment and bolster confidence for displaced and disadvantaged high school students
May 10, 2022 – Las Vegas – ProAm Sports Medicine, a Las Vegas-based, leading medical provider for athletes at all levels, announces the launch of an after-school program, A Fighting Chance, in partnership with Project 150 to benefit Las Vegas-area homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students. In collaboration with Syndicate MMA and Experience Transport Agency, the new program features classes led by Middleweight Boxer Shane Mosley Jr. and Welterweight UFC fighter Mike Pyle that foster youth empowerment by bolstering confidence and self-esteem.
Middleweight Boxer Shane Mosley Jr. and Welterweight UFC fighter Mike Pyle instructing the inaugural class of the after-school program, A Fighting Chance.
(Credit: Mainstage Multimedia)
Since 2011, Project 150 has offered free support and services to homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students throughout Southern Nevada to ensure they continue their education, graduate and build a successful future. Inspired by their work to lift up youth in our community, ProAm CEO & Co-Founder James Murphy said, “When I learned about the amazing efforts Project 150 deploys to make sure these kids stay in school, I knew I had to help. I created A Fighting Chance as a program to provide these kids with some of the tools for success including self-confidence, discipline, mentorship, and comradery through MMA training. My hope is that these young adults will see that what they learn through the program can be applied to all areas of their life and that there are a lot of folks out there like us who truly care.”
Shane Mosley Jr., Mike Pyle, James Murphy & Kelli Kristo at the inaugural class of A Fighting Chance
A Fighting Chance is a 90-day after-school program that provides students served by Project 150 the opportunity to attend twice-weekly classes led by Mosley Jr. and Pyle at Syndicate MMA’s world-renowned training center, known for the development of high-profile professional and amateur MMA athletes. With transportation sponsored by Experience Transport Agency, the program teaches the basic techniques of boxing and MMA and provides mentorship through special programming and guest speakers. Committed students who express continued interest will be eligible for exclusive experiences such as one-on-one training sessions and additional time with notable athletes.
At the conclusion of each program session, an award ceremony will be held recognizing the efforts of each participant. In addition, ProAm Sports Medicine, Syndicate MMA, and instructors Mosley Jr. and Pyle will identify students who display the strongest interest and ability, and provide the necessary gear to continue training at no cost.
“Project 150 is excited to partner with ProAm Sports Medicine, Syndicate MMA and Experience Transport Agency to offer students the opportunity to participate in this program,” said Kelli Kristo, executive director of Project 150. “A Fighting Chance is a perfect fit for our students who have an interest in martial arts but often have financial hardships that prevent them from being able to participate.”
In addition to the new program, ProAm Sports Medicine is hosting an ongoing collection drive to support Project 150 in providing students with the basic necessities to keep them in school. Donations such as new and gently used teen clothing; men and women’s shoes; unopened full size hygiene products and unopened and unexpired non-perishable food can be dropped off at ProAm Sports Medicine, located at 6315 S Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89118.
Those interested in getting involved and supporting A Fighting Chance can reach out to ProAm Sports Medicine by calling (800) 674-9515 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. With the goal of serving as many students as possible, additional sponsors and partners are welcome and encouraged to join in growing the program and building its resources to benefit all high schoolers throughout Southern Nevada.
Additional photos from the inaugural class can be viewed and downloaded here (credit: Mainstage Multimedia).
ProAm Sports Medicine (formerly Athlete Advantage Medical) is a leading medical provider for professional, amateur and recreational athletes. ProAm provides world-class medical care including COVID-19 testing, pre-fight medical exams for combat sport athletes, expedited injury treatment, physical therapy, and improved performance resources at their state-of-the-art medical practice and training facility.
The practice, whose motto is “Championship Medical Treatment for ALL,” provides athletes of all levels with top-of-the-line medical treatment and services from an exclusive network of dedicated medical providers and resources both locally and nationwide, through a ground-breaking process that accelerates injury treatment and eliminates delays, getting patient athletes back to their full potential as quickly as possible.
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Syndicate MMA features a world-renowned training center known for the development of high-profile professional and amateur MMA athletes, with public and private lessons in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Conditioning and Mixed Martial Arts for athletes of all ages. The gym recently expanded by doubling the size of its existing facility to merge the worlds of MMA and Boxing, incorporating a state-of-art strength & conditioning area to provide one of the most comprehensive training centers for all Combat Sport athletes.
Project 150 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who were in need of support over the Christmas break. Since that time, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 5,900 registered and non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in more than 75 schools in Southern Nevada. Project 150 provides high school students with immediate access to food, clothing, school supplies, and offers college scholarships and life skill courses so they can remain in school, graduate and build successful futures. For more information, visit www.project150.org. Follow us on social media @project150lv.