Lawns by Yorkshire sponsors NBA star’s youth program event

January 22, 2013 -  By
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WESTWOOD, N.J.—Lawns by Yorkshire CEO Steven Jomides and his wife, Andrea, have partnered with NBA star Shane Battier and his wife, Heidi, and their philanthropic organization, The Battier Take Charge Foundation, to provide at-risk high school students with leadership skills training, higher education opportunities and scholarships for college.

The foundation’s core values are to encourage and inspire leadership qualities in young people, while providing educational opportunities and scholarships for at-risk students who have proven themselves to be deserving young leaders.

“Teaming up with Lawns by Yorkshire on this critical initiative will provide these young people with the necessary educational and leadership tools they’ll need to build productive and meaningful lives,” says Shane Battier.

Lawns By Yorkshire was the lead sponsor for the second annual “South Beach Battioke,” which was held at the legendary Eden Roc Hotel in Miami on Jan. 21, and included special karaoke performances by several NBA HEAT teammates, including LeBron James and Mike Miller, along with HEAT President Pat Riley, among others.

“Shane and Heidi are such ardent advocates for at-risk young people and promoters of higher education at a time when so many kids need their help,” says Steve Jomides. “I feel fortunate to be a part of the Battier Take Charge Foundation team that will help these young people build strong educational foundations, and lays the groundwork for them to become productive citizens.”

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