• Houston Sports Figures Raise Funds for HIV/AIDS at Sport4Life

     
    POSTED June 16, 2014
     

The AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) is hosting Sport4Life this August 21, taking a new twist on the organization’s annual art auction. AFH is recruiting the help of both professional and amateur athletes to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, reduce the stigma of HIV in the sports arena and promote healthy lifestyles to the public.

Former Houston City Council member, alongside several professional and amateur athletes like Houston Dynamo Mike Chabala, will be joining guests for a philanthropic sports-themed night with music, food, sports art and sports auction items. Guests are encouraged to dress in sports attire and dance into the night with the DJ on the dance floor.

"Original artwork fashioned from various sports equipment will be auctioned off at Sport4Life along with exclusive sports memorabilia and surprises throughout the night," said Melody Patel, chief development officer of AFH.

Sport4Life is largely made possible with the help from their generous sponsors: BBVA Compass Bank, Outsmart Magazine, Dynamo Charities, Outsports.com and AIDS Healthcare Foundation. A portion of the funds raised that night will support the AFH Scholarship Program as well as the free services offered for housing, food, prevention education, testing, youth and counseling programs for those living with and/or at risk for HIV/AIDS in the Houston area.

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