Now more than ever, taking the time to connect with our community remains at the core of our business objectives. We have made great inroads in different areas in our efforts to advocate social responsibility. At AFLG Investments, our main focus is to provide our community with the help and support they need to protect them against poverty and to ensure the rights of all. Our CEO and President, Freddy Russian, is an advocate of social challenges. His leadership has encouraged employee engagement in the company’s volunteer programs. We adhere to his belief by participating on these programs in order to advance as a community and to deliver benefits to our business.
Last weekend, AFLG Investments had the opportunity to be one of the key sponsors of the Avila Charity Tennis Tournament. This charity event has raised over one million dollars through the years, all of which has been donated to local charities with a focus on children. This year’s event benefited “Starting Right, Now.” This is a non-profit organization in South Tampa whose mission is to end homelessness for youth through one-on-one mentoring, by providing a stable home, obtaining employment, teaching financial literacy and life skills, and by promoting educational achievement.
The three-day charity event began with the sponsor dinner held last Friday. Among the attendees were a number of homeless children from “Starting Right, Now,” whose real stories moved the audience in a special way. The event ended on Sunday with a high level tennis competition at the Avila Golf & Country Club. Over 170 tennis players from the Tampa Bay area participated in the competition including our CEO and President. His skills and passion in tennis were validated by holding up the competition fearlessly at the Avila Club.
Thanks to our incredibly dedicated employees, we are pleased with what we have accomplished to date, but we also know there is much more that can be done in the future. We look forward to exploring new opportunities to apply our expertise for the betterment of society and sharing updates on these activities here.