Team Elam Foundation Helping Kids Succeed in Palm Beach County

Amanda Hicks
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Team Elam is a nonprofit organization formed by ex-NFL star Abe Elam along with his brother, Matt Elam of the Baltimore Ravens. The charity hosts events throughout the year to help kids in Palm Beach, Martin and Broward counties succeed, teaching them skills in both athletics and in life.

"I told myself whenever God gave me the opportunity to give back, that's what I would do," Elam told the Palm Beach Post in an interview, "I just hope these kids take notice of it, make the best of each opportunity they get, and come back and do great things as well."

Since 2008 when the organization was formed, their two biggest events have been the annual "Day in the Park" and "Charity Weekend." At a day in the park, an average of 2,500 families join together in Riviera Beach for a fun day full of live entertainment, food, games, giveaways, activities and motivational resources educating the community about the importance of collaboration, family involvement and unity. During charity weekend, high school athletes from the three South Florida counties are invited to play in a 7-on-7 football tournament giving them exposure to major college football coaches and inspiring them to do their best. Many NFL and NBA stars come out to both events to show support for the local youth and give positive reinforcement. 

Team Elam also hosts a high school mentor program, a back to school program to take underprivileged kids school shopping while also teaching them the fundamentals of planning and budgeting, a fitness and life skills camp hosted by pro athletes to help them succeed in their athletics as well as life outside of sports, and many other events you can see on their site here

If you'd like to make a difference in the lives of Palm Beach County area kids, you can donate to Team Elam, a 501c3 here


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