In this opportunity, I would like to share the experience I had during a recent visit to Venezuela for the second edition of our “Back to School” event, a school supplies giveaway program sponsored by Under Armor. It’s necessary to make it clear that I didn’t go to Venezuela to make a donation; my purpose for this trip was to help them grow, to create a sense of responsibility, which is very important and is also one of the missions of the Greivis Vásquez Foundation.
Events like this one motivate me very much; it makes me feel good as a Venezuelan to be able to support student-athletes encouraging them to stay in school. I feel blessed just by seeing the faces of the kids and listening to their positive comments. I can’t thank Under Armor enough; a company that contributed $ 60,000 for this activity. I am also very proud of my staff, for working tirelessly to make this ‘Back to School’ event a total success.
I would like to leave you with the heartwarming words of a regional basketball leader who attended our event. His message reflects the happiness of the athletes-students that benefited from our event and at the same time leaves us very satisfied, knowing that once again we have complied with Venezuela.
“The boys are still talking, with tears in their eyes, about the message conveyed by the Greivis Vásquez Foundation in the ‘Back to School’ event. They are motivated and happy about the experience lived in Caracas during the delivery of the school supplies. They never thought that Greivis would speak to them that way, so deep and at the same time so humbly, and that is why we are so moved. When Greivis confessed that he gave his heart to Jesus, it was essential for us because that is the message we want to give to the boys. He is definitely a blessed person, we will pray for his speedy recovery and we hope that he will follow a successful path whether it is in the NBA or wherever it may be”.