• 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.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.