Martha’s Table Education Program Gets “Schooled” in Sports Finance
SugarTime, Inc. in partnership with Youthful Savings deliver creative curriculum incorporating the professional sports industry to children participating in the Martha’s Table Education Program. The sports-centered activities take place Aug. 6 and 8, with additional events Aug. 7.
David Sugarman, NBPA Certified Player Agent and SugarTime, Inc. founder, joins forces with Somya Munjal, Youthful Savings Managing Director to develop a fun and interactive way to educate children about the importance of saving, planning for the future, entrepreneurship and personal development. Sugarman, along with retired NBA player Kenny Anderson and a current NBA athlete are there to interact with the children, while driving home the core concepts behind Youthful Savings.
“I’m honored to have SugarTime taking part in the Martha’s Table Education Programs as a guest of Youthful Savings,” said Sugarman. “Education about financial literacy, saving, planning…etc. is what I preach to my athletes every day. This outlet gives us the opportunity to give back and spread our word even further.”
“We are excited to have a sport component to the curriculum this year,” said Munjal. “I think the children will really enjoy listening to the speakers and stay engaged in the conversation. It also makes the dinner even more of an event knowing that the SugarTime team will be our guests.”
On Aug. 7, SugarTime, along with other community supporters visit Martha’s Table for the Youth Owned Bazaar (6-7 p.m.) and Youth Dinner (7-9 p.m.). The Youth Owned Bazaar and Networking hour, managed by Adam Mastrelli, offers the youth an opportunity to sell products to guests. The Youth Dinner is an opportunity for the youth to make and serve food to members of the community, guests and other Martha’s Table supporters. The menu is planned and supervised by Chef Demetrios Recachinas. The Director of the Martha’s Table Older Youth Program, Tim Jones, says, “We are excited for our kids to see an example of sports and education coming together.”
These events are part of a summer long financial literacy program created by Youthful Savings and National Financial Educators Council. “Collaborative campaigns help to expand the reach and impact of financial literacy programming. We appreciate the efforts of Youthful Savings, Martha’s Table and SugarTime, Inc. to create a win-win for the kids served,” states Vince Shorb of the National Financial Educators Council.
Established in 1980, Marthas Table helps more than 1,100 people a day by addressing community needs and finding solutions to poverty in the short and long term. We meet the core needs of clients through food and clothing programs and break the cycle of poverty with education and family support services.
SugarTime, Inc. was established by David Sugarman, one of the premier financial-industry innovators, in October 2010. SugarTime, Inc. is the parent company for SugarTime The Sports Agency LLC and SugarTime Sports Management LLC. Sugarman, who as of November 2012 is both a NBPA Certified and a FIBA Certified Player Agent, added agency services to the list of services provided to clients. SugarTime Sports Management Firm offers its clients introductions to financial planners, plus services to include: branding, real estate services, relocation, transportation and more. All aspects of The Agency and The Firm support the long-term financial goals of its clients.
Youthful Savings is a boutique social enterprise that was founded by Somya Munjal in November 2012. Their mission is to help develop the human spirit–one educated, happy youth at a time. Youthful Savings is committed to empowering the next generation with financial education and life skills training so that they can lead the life that they want and create a better world for all. 10% of every dollar earned is reinvested in the community through essential youth higher education scholarships.
The National Financial Educators Council revolutionizes the financial literacy industry by delivering comprehensive campaigns to the global community. The NFEC is widely recognized for creating high-profile financial literacy initiatives that span all areas of personal finance. These campaigns are designed to improve community outcomes and raise awareness for the financial literacy movement. The NFEC mission is to create a world where people are informed to make qualified financial decisions that improve their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and the lives of people they influence around the globe.