Local Businesses Partner with Project 150 to Launch After School Program, ‘A Fighting Chance,’ for Homeless, Displaced and Disadvantaged High School Students

Las Vegas – ProAm Sports Medicine, a Las Vegas-based premier medical provider for athletes of all skill levels, announces the launch of an after-school program, A Fighting Chance, in partnership with Project 150, to benefit the Las Vegas area’s homeless and displaced communities comes and disadvantaged high school students. In partnership with Syndicate MMA and the Experience Transport Agency, the new program will feature classes led by middleweight boxer Shane Mosley Jr. and welterweight UFC fighter Mike Pyle that will encourage youth empowerment by building confidence and self-esteem strengthen.

Middleweight boxer Shane Mosley Jr. and UFC welterweight fighter Mike Pyle teach the inaugural class of the after-school program A Fighting Chance.

Since 2011, Project has provided free support and services to 150 homeless, displaced and underprivileged students throughout Southern Nevada to ensure they continue their education, graduate and build a prosperous future. Inspired by her work empowering youth in our community, James Murphy, CEO and Co-Founder of ProAm said, “When I heard about the amazing efforts that Project 150 is putting into making sure these kids stay in school, I knew that I had to help. I created A Fighting Chance as a program to instill in these kids some of the tools for success including confidence, discipline, mentorship and camaraderie through MMA training. I hope these young adults see that what they learn through the program can be applied to all areas of their lives and that there are many people like us who really care.”

A Fighting Chance is a 90-day after-school program that offers students mentored by Project 150 the opportunity to attend twice-weekly classes taught by Mosley Jr. and Pyle at Syndicate MMA’s world-renowned training center, which is responsible for the development of high-profile professional and amateur MMA athletes. Using transport sponsored by the Experience Transport Agency, the program teaches the basic techniques of boxing and MMA and offers mentoring through special programs and guest speakers. Dedicated students who show continued interest are entitled to exclusive experiences such as one-on-one training and extra time with notable athletes.

An awards ceremony is held at the end of each program session, recognizing the efforts of each participant. In addition, ProAm Sports Medicine, Syndicate MMA and instructors Mosley Jr. and Pyle will identify the students who show the greatest interest and ability and provide the necessary equipment to continue the training free of charge.

“Project 150 is pleased 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 us students who are interested in martial arts but often have financial hardships that prevent them from participating.”

In addition to the new program, ProAm Sports Medicine is hosting an ongoing fundraiser to support Project 150 in providing students with the basic needs they need to stay in school. Donations such as new and carefully used youth clothing; men’s and women’s shoes; Unopened full-size sanitary products and unopened and unexpired shelf-life food items may be dropped off at ProAm Sports Medicine, 6315 S Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89118.

Those interested in getting involved and supporting A Fighting Chance can contact ProAm Sports Medicine by calling (800) 674-9515 or emailing info@proammedical.com. With a goal of serving as many students as possible, additional sponsors and partners are welcome and encouraged to join in expanding the program and building its resources to benefit all high schoolers throughout Southern Nevada.

About ProAm Sports Medicine:

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 screening for martial artists, expedited injury treatment, physical therapy and enhanced performance resources at its state-of-the-art medical practice and training facility.

The practice, whose motto is “Championship Medical Treatment for ALL,” provides athletes of all skill levels with world-class medical treatment and services from an exclusive network of dedicated medical providers and resources both locally and nationally through a down-to-earth breaking process that accelerates injury treatment and eliminating lag to get patient athletes back to their full potential as quickly as possible.

Most health insurances are accepted. For more information, visit www.proammedical.com, email info@proammedical.com, or call (800) 674-9515. Follow online at @proammedicallv on Facebook or @proammedical on Instagram.

About Syndicate MMA:

Syndicate MMA features a world-renowned training center known for developing high-caliber professional and amateur MMA athletes, with public and private classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, conditioning and mixed martial arts for athletes of all ages. The gym has recently expanded, doubling the size of its existing facility to merge the worlds of MMA and boxing, and incorporating a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning facility to provide one of the most comprehensive training centers for any martial artist.

For more information, visit https://syndicatemmavegas.com/, email SyndicateMMAVegas@gmail.com, or call (702) 838-8008. Follow online at @SyndicateMMA on Facebook or @syndicatemma on Instagram.

About Project 150:

Project 150 is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two heard from about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who needed assistance over the Christmas holidays. Since then, Project 150 has expanded to serve more than 5,900 registered and unregistered homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students in more than 75 schools throughout Southern Nevada. Project 150 provides high school students with instant access to food, clothing, school supplies, and offers college scholarships and life skills classes so they can stay in school, graduate, and build a prosperous future. For more information, visit www.project150.org. Follow us on social media @project150lv.

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