Action Sports Academy
5639 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
1:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
Spyda’s World OrganizationPresentsmental illness awarenesscelebrity fundraisingbasketball game “Spyda” formerly of AND1 Streetball ESPN and now CEO/Founder of Spyda’s World Organization (S.W.O.) goal is to Stamp Out The Stigma on Mental Illness by bringing awareness to the agencies and resources available for those suffering from some form of Mental Illness within various communities world-wide. Spyda's World Organization has decided to become the spearhead within the sports and music world, creating a platform in which it's ok to admit that there is something wrong and that one may need help. Because some have yet to become comfortable with admitting that they can't handle certain life challenges, they often don't know how to ask for help. Without much control on what decision our society makes, some have allowed themselves to fall in a state of despair and since it is unfamiliar territory for a lot of people, they may not know that there is help for them or that President Obama has placed programs out there for those who lack any form of health insurance.This year S.W.O. has teamed up with Theo Ratliff (NBA Veteran) and his organization the ’Theo Ratliff Foundation’ and together they are campaigning to the un-diagnosed to get diagnosed for a potential mental illness they may have, but has been self medicating to cope with by way of alcohol or drugs. This epic event will take place during the BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend in Atlanta, GA with various BET Music Award Nominees and athletes from the NFL, NBA and WNBA coming out to support. The initiative, while aimed at providing awareness is also about the entire family being able to enjoy the celebrity basketball game that has been put together in honor of those suffering from Mental Illness. This opportunity offers a brilliant marketing experience for the individuals, organizations and agencies that participate or partner with this magnificent endeavour by allowing their consumers and audience to connect to people they would otherwise never crossed paths with.
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