Atlanta snow storm forces cancellation of Global Village Champions Foundation’s Las Vegas Christmas in January event

Despite inclement weather cancelling the charity event, the 25,000 meals donated by Global Village Champions Foundation and Jeunesse Kids will still make their way to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission
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(PR NewsChannel) / January 30, 2014 / LAS VEGAS 

Global Village Champions Foundation Christmas in JanuaryThe cold weather currently bringing the South to a freezing halt has also affected Global Village Champions Foundation and Jeunesse Kids’ Christmas in January event. Originally scheduled for this afternoon (Thursday, January 30th), the event, which was to be hosted in conjunction with the Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas, had to be cancelled due to champion boxer and Global Village Champion Ambassador Evander Holyfield and GVCF co-founder Yank Barry being unable to get flights to Las Vegas.

“Our flights were supposed to go through Atlanta, so we can’t make it to Las Vegas,” Barry said. “Thankfully, the meals we have donated are already there for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission to distribute.”

GVCF has donated 25,000 meals to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Following Christmas and New Year’s, food pantries run short on food due to high demand from the holidays. The Las Vegas Rescue Mission in particular serves over 1,000 meals daily.

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About Global Village Champions Foundation: Started in 1995 by Yank Barry, Global Village Champions Foundation strives to become the undisputed world leader in private, humanitarian delivery of nutrition to needy persons across the globe, while sustaining human life and helping to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth. With the help of donors and notable figures such as Muhammad Ali, Gary US Bonds, and Evander Holyfield, the nonprofit has provided nearly a billion meals to the hungry around the world.

Learn more about Global Village Champions Foundation: Electronic Press Kit:

Glenn Selig
PR firm: The Publicity Agency
Phone: 813-708-1220 x7777 | Cell: 813-300-5454

Shelley Williams
Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 420-0522

John Fogal
Las Vegas Rescue Mission
Director of Development
Phone: (702) 306-3242

For corporate and partnership inquiries and ways to help GVCF, please contact:
Audra McMurray
Global Village Champions Foundation
Director of Marketing and Communications
Office: (941) 552-8486
Cell: (941) 524-1484

Direct link:

SOURCE:  Global Village Champions Foundation

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