Tuesday, September 29, 2009

2nd Session at Carson D4K

The 2nd session at Carson went relatively smoothly with the 50 kids and 20 tutors/volunteers. D4K Founder/President, Eric Fonoimoana stopped by along with AVP/Clippers/D4K DJ, Jeremy Roueche. From homework to talking about everyone's role model/idols to volleyball, the session was action packed! Also, Eric had a chance to coach the Carson HS women's varisty vball team for a few moments...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

D4K Hawthorne 2nd Fall 09 session

The second session at Hawthorne HS (CA) brought out more kids to the program. One unique thing about the HHS program is we have kids from different school districts. So not only do we have kids from different schools (which will all end up at Hawthorne HS), but now we have kids who have different backgrounds that will head to different schools for HS...and are becoming friends now. We had both DJ Jeremy Roueche and AVP athlete, Brooke Langston, on hand to help the kids. We can't wait to see how many more kids come out next week and which surprise athletes will drop in!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

1st Fall 2009 Palmetto Session

We had a great start to our fall programs here in Orlando at Palmetto Elementary. We have 33 kids in the program to start with a few familiar faces- namely some younger brothers and sisters of kids that were in our program last year. This year we started some new parts of our program with Palmetto as we not only help the kids with their homework but we are also working on teaching the kids how to properly prepare and study for tests, and helping the kids prepare for the FCAT tests in the spring. This is Florida's standardized testing procedure for all schools and will make a huge impact in helping the kids prepare for the tests.

After the kids did their homework today, we talked about the meaning of "team," the importance of being a good teammate and how being a teammate can help them in lots of areas, not just volleyball. The kids had a great time today and we're looking forward to next week

Thursday, September 17, 2009

1st D4K Carson Fall Session (09)

The second session to start this week was the Carson HS D4K session. This program is always great with the kids, the high schooler's, and the staff. What is way cool is to see former D4K members (in the pic on the left is John Brigoli, a recent D4K scholarship winner AND a participant since he was in elementary school) who both participated in the program in elementary school and then went on to CHS and mentored kids while in HS stick around! From homework to talking about goals (with AVP Star/D4K VP Albert Hannemann leading the way) to volleyball, the first session of D4K was great!

Here are some pics from the first session....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

D4K Hawthorne Fall 09 Sessions Begin

D4K CA is back in session folks! First session to start, D4K Hawthorne! With the HS girls vball team, D4K Pres/Founder Eric Fonoimoana, AVP/Clippers DJ Jeremy Roueche, AVP star Brooke Langston, the Tongan Center Director Brian Hui, and more on hand for the first session, things ran smoothly. D4K Carson starts tomorrow!! Watch for more posts soon!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

2009 D4K CA Programs Starting this Week!!

The 2009 Fall D4K CA programs are starting this week!! Today, the Hawthorne HS program will kick off, followed tomorrow by the Carson HS program! Wanna Volunteer??? Email us at dig4kidsla@gmail.com or just show up at the locations (see below)!

Hawthorne D4K
School Address: 4859 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250-4295
Directions: From 405 FWY - Take El Segundo Exit and go east. Make a left into school right before the intersection of El Segundo & Inglewood. Park in front of the school offices. We are located in the 18-1 room (to the west of the school offices)
Map Link: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Hawthorne+high+school,+hawthorne,+CA&sll=33.823403,-118.274603&sspn=0.024137,0.046692&ie=UTF8&ll=33.91644,-118.364639&spn=0.02411,0.046692&z=15&iwloc=A
Dates: Tuesday's for 8 weeks - STARTS SEPT 15th (Sept 15, Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3)
Times: 3:30-5:30p (we would love to have people there from 4-5:30)

Carson D4K
School Address: 22328 Main St, Carson, CA 90745-4599
Directions: From 110 FWY - Take 223rd Street exit and make left. Make a right on Dolores Street (you will pass Carson HS Front). Make a right into driveway past the grass field. Park next to the gym and we will be across from the gym in a bungelow.
Map Link: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=carson+high+school,+Carson+CA&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.50801,95.625&ie=UTF8&ll=33.823403,-118.274603&spn=0.024137,0.046692&z=15&iwloc=A
Dates: Wed's for 8 weeks - STARTS SEPT 16th (Sept 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4)
Times: 3:00-6:00p (we would love to have people there from 4-5:30)

Monday, September 14, 2009

2009 Mira Costa Women's Volleyball Alumni Match

Come support the Mira Costa high school women's volleyball program and Dig 4 Kids Education Program at the Alumni match! Proceeds will go to both the Women's VB program and D4K.

Some of the women returning to play include: Kristin Nelson, Brooke Donahue, Jamie Grass, Jessica Veris, Hillary Stromath, Dana Icaza, Ivy Featherstone, Keegan Featherstone, Ashleigh Turner, Tawni Schulte, Renee Seimak, Paige Nelson, Ashley Bowles, Taryn Turney, Sydney Donahue, Holly McPeak, and others...

Click here for the FB event page

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New D4K Program Starting in Atlanta, GA

We are excited to announce that we have a new member of the D4K family! Dennis Jocson will be starting a new program in the Atlanta Area! He is currently the director of Airvorne Volleyball in Atlanta. If you are in the ATL area and want to help out please contact him!! More info to come soon!!

Airvorne Volleyball: http://www.airvorne.com/
Contact Dennis Jocson: djocson@airvorne.com

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Vote for D4K FL for the Nike Back Your Block Grant!!

We all need to vote for D4K FL on the Nike website for the Nike Back Your Block Grant!

Nike is investing up to $650,000 in grants across the nation to unlock the potential of young people through the power of sports and we need you!

The application period is over, but we need your votes to help determine the grant winners. Vote for your favorite organizations and share with your friends.

The deadline for voting is September 15, 2009.

Help D4K FL!!!


Friday, September 4, 2009

2009 Macy's Shop For A Cause

Since 2006, Macy’s Shop For A Cause Event has partnered with non-profit organizations nationwide to raise more than $28 million for their ongoing charitable efforts. This is your chance to be part of this monumental event on Saturday, October 17, 2009.

Shop For A Cause gives you the opportunity to help Dig 4 Kids by purchasing a $5 Shopping Pass* for exclusive savings and special offers in every Macy’s store on Saturday, October 17th. As a participating charity we keep 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each pass. Plus, you can enter to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card!

Come together with Macy’s and us, and while you’re out enjoy a day of shopping and great savings, you’ll be helping our community at the same time.

*Some exclusions apply. For more information or to order a shopping pass, please email d4k at dig4kidsla@gmail.com .