Peace Love Art: Charity Art Sale Partners Professional Athletes With Artists for Great Causes

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250 Artists, 11 Sports and Entertainment Celebrities, and 10 Charities join forces to promote the sale of over 700 works to support the arts and multiple charitable causes. Preview now, with the sale going live from July 9 through July 15, 2023.

The 3rd Annual Peace Love Art charity sale takes place Sunday, July 9-Saturday, July 15, 2023, featuring works by 250 international artists partnered with 10 charities to support the arts and causes. Featured artists include:

  • Canadian Artists Rachael Blakey, Jeffrey Malcolm, Luba Stoykovich
  • Cuban-born Artists Edel Alvarez, Pedro Hernandez, Alejandro Mazon, Ernesto Piloto
  • French Artist Geff Strik
  • Japanese Artist Kaoru Shibuta
  • Native Artists Ken Fury, Ramsey Kunkel, Craig Marks, Lauren Siyowin Peters, Brian Taaffe
  • Nigerian Artist Dominic Ibe Ajike
  • South African Artist Antoine de Villiers
  • Syrian Artist Randa Hijazi
  • USA Artists Christian Clayton, Obrianna Cornelius, Jay Decker, John Hall, Michael Kirst, Deborah Kolp, Steven Lester, Laura Letchinger, David Platt
  • UK Artists Bernard Gray and Cheryl Roach

"Last year's event focused on Indigenous Artists supporting Dream Catcher Foundation," said A+C Founder Rob Canton. "We were thrilled with the success of PLA: Indigenous Collective due to the dozens of artists that generously supported the Foundation and partnerships forged with several indigenous influencers. Everyone came together to promote indigenous artists and fight against murdered and missing indigenous women." Rob added, "We built on that success by joining forces with 10 charities, resulting in 250 artists and 700 works of art this year."

Eugene Brave Rock, best known for starring as "The Chief" in Wonder Woman (2017), is passionate about arts—particularly indigenous art. A Blackfoot from the Blood Tribe, which is part of the Blackfeet Confederacy, Gene recognizes the value of leveraging arts for causes, including his personal journey to preserve indigenous languages through his own Oki Language Project. "Native artists do a wonderful job preserving the culture of our various peoples," said Gene. "Leveraging arts to support the preservation of languages is an amazing use of the arts for good."

Houston Astros' World Series Champion and Gold Glove winner Kyle Tucker's charitable mission is bringing awareness to hospice care and helping support the quest to bring more affordable, quality care to those requiring it. "My family's experience when my grandfather was in hospice brought to light the important role of organizations and people that devote their lives to providing compassionate, end-of-life care for our loved ones and their families," said Kyle. "We are thrilled that many artists chose the Kyle Tucker Foundation to support through the sale of their artwork and hope people take time to see their amazing work and perhaps take home a piece or two."

These are two of the 10 charity beneficiaries of this year's Peace Love Art. Other charity ambassadors include Lance McCullers Jr., Eli Ankou, Chris Godwin, Johnny Damon, Allie LaForce, Joe Smith, and Jimmy Buffett-founded Save the Manatees Club.

Supporters and art collectors can preview the artwork now at https://PLA2023.givesmart.com and the site will be live for purchases from July 9 through July 15. All artists have generously agreed to direct half the funds raised from each sale to the partner charity of their choice.

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About A+C Foundation:  A+C empowers athletes/artists to give using without the high costs and risks associated with creating their own 501(c)(3). Their fiscal sponsorship allows the opportunity to gain instant tax-exempt status. For more information, visit www.artsandcauses.org.

Contact Information:
Rob Canton
CEO
rob@athletesandcauses.org
813-495-3572


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The Fort Lauderdale Maccabi Soccer team won their gold medal match against the Philadelphia team.

The 2023 JCC Maccabi Games® & Access, hosted by the David Posnack Jewish Community Center (DPJCC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have concluded with resounding success and heartfelt gratitude to the community that made it all possible. This week-long celebration of sports, camaraderie, and inclusivity has left a lasting impact, thanks to the dedicated efforts of our generous supporters.

Close to 2,000 Jewish teen athletes aged 12-16, representing communities worldwide, gathered in Fort Lauderdale to experience the joy of sports and the power of inclusion. The Games, presented by the JCC Association of North America, offered an unforgettable Olympic-style experience filled with competitions, opening and closing ceremonies, community service, social and cultural events, and opportunities to create Jewish connections that will last a lifetime.

One of the highlights of this year's event was the introduction of JCC Maccabi Access, brought to you by UKG and presented by the Posnack Family Foundation. This program is designed to provide athletes aged 12-18 with intellectual and developmental disabilities an inclusive Maccabi experience. This three-day program, held in conjunction with the 2023 JCC Maccabi Games®, exemplified the event's commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

Scott Ehrlich, CEO of the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, reflected on the Games, stating, "We were overjoyed to welcome Jewish athletes from all corners of the world to Broward County for the 2023 JCC Maccabi® Games & Access. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to our JCC Maccabi Team led by our Co-Chairs, Lori and Mitch Green, Debby and Dennis Eisinger, Davia and Jim Mazur, and Missy and Dan Longman. Their unwavering commitment contributed significantly to establishing an atmosphere that nurtured camaraderie, inclusiveness, and the genuine essence of the Games."

The Games' success was significantly bolstered by the support of honorary co-chairs Scott Scherr, founder of Ultimate Software, and Scot Hunter, co-founder of Emerald Multi-Family Office. Their encouragement to business owners and the backing of corporate and community partners played a pivotal role in the event's success.

Supporting Corporate Sponsors:

  • Emerald Multi-Family Office
  • Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
  • Official Torch Sponsor: Duty-Free America
  • Kent Security
  • Official Beverage Sponsor: Coca-Cola 
  • The Meltzer Group
  • Official Transportation: Sponsor Comcast 
  • Official Media Partner: Clear Channel Outdoor 
  • Official Produce Sponsor: ProEx International
  • Official Pun, Pass, and Kick Sponsor: Miami Dolphins
  • Official Basketball Sponsor: Miami HEAT
  • Official Baseball Sponsor: Miami Marlins
  • Official Cleaning Company Sponsor: AK Building Services
  • Official Swimming Sponsor: Blavatnik Family Foundation 
  • Northland Investments
  • Official V-VIP Dinner Sponsor: Aroma Market & Catering
  • Custom Outfitters LLC
  • FP&L
  • Greenspoon Marder
  • Manne Foundation for Homeless Prevention
  • Official Mitzvah Sponsor: Children's Services Council of Broward County

The 2023 JCC Maccabi Games® & Access were not just about competition; they were also about giving back to the community. The JCC Cares Mitzvah Projects showcased the spirit of service, assembling over 1,000 Rosh Hashanah food baskets for Goodman JFS Seniors and Holocaust Survivors, donating over 2,500 pairs of new sneakers to students, in partnership with Children's Services Council of Broward County, and repurposing 340 medals for the "We Finish Together" organization, spreading kindness to ill children and adults in hospitals.

Among the highlights:

  • Approximately 10,000 spectators attended the Opening Ceremony at FLA Live Arena.
  • 1,620 visiting athletes.
  • 21 Access participants.
  • 375 Coaches & Chaperones.
  • 850 Community Volunteers.
  • 600 Host Families.
  • 215 Local Athletes & Access participants representing Team Fort Lauderdale.
  • 64 delegations, including international representation from Israel, Ukraine, Argentina, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Great Britain, and 53 cities throughout the USA.
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  • 110,000 bottles of Dasani water, Powerade, and soda provided by Coca-Cola.
  • 47,000 pounds of ice used.
  • 20,000 meals served.
  • 300 athletes and coaches wrapped tefillin daily.

As the Games came to a close, the resounding message was one of unity, inclusivity, and the power of community. The 2023 JCC Maccabi Games® & Access will be remembered not only for the athletic achievements but also for the lasting friendships, cultural exchanges, and shared experiences that will continue to enrich the lives of all those who participated.

For more information about the 2023 JCC Maccabi Games® & Access and how you can support future events, please visit dpjcc.org.

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