THE TIES THAT BIND INITIATIVE
Please Note: due to high demand, while we cannot accept additional schools and programs into the Ties That Bind for Spring 2017, if you wish to participate in the program when it resumes in Fall 2018, please provide your contact information.
It happened almost by accident. Spending time with kids from Boys and Girls Club during a holiday shopping event at JCPenney, several of the boys asked Dwight to help them select neckties. As always, this man with a heart for kids was up for the task, admiring the boys’ choices with sincerity and a dose of humor. And then – he asked if they knew how to tie a tie. The next ten minutes were spent with a multi-year All-Star selection and Gold Medal Olympian, helping these young boys work through the steps to allow them to wear their neckties with pride.
Dwight Howard has always been a man of style – but few may know that he values service far more. Spending time encouraging kids through service to the community is as much a part of his legacy as the time spent on the court. This commitment over many years has also helped him to understand that even a “Big Man” can’t be everywhere at once.
With a desire to support caring parents, educators, mentors, and guardians who
shape young men’s lives, Dwight created “The Ties That Bind.” Though this initiative, Atlanta schools, organizations, and teams can recognize young men who are working hard to stay on the right path!
Until February 1, 2017 (subject to space remaining in the program), youth leaders can request more information here. (providing the name of the school/group; age of participants; group leader contact name, email, and phone). Then:
We’re grateful for all the caring parents, educators, mentors, and guardians who are helping to shape the lives of Atlanta’s young men. We hope the “Ties That Bind” helps encourage young men and support those who positively influence their lives!
PLEASE NOTE: all spots have been filled for our 2017 Spring program!
CHECK OUT THESE GREAT "TIES" VIDEOS!
Dwight Explains How To Tie a Tie
Dwight's Message for Educators/Mentors/Coaches