JRF President and CEO Della Britton Baeza accepts check from Damian Travier
For over a half a dozen years, Damian Travier, JRF’s Director of Mentoring and Leadership Programs, has competed in the ZogSports’ basketball league playing at various venues in New York City. Unlike many leagues, ZogSports’ athletes not only play for the glory, but they also play for a cause.
Since 2005, “Team 5” as they are called, has had a winning record in the league and JRF has been the beneficiary of their success. “I couldn’t think of a better organization to reap the benefits of our hard work on the court than JRF,” said team guard and 3-point shooter Travier. “In fact, the more my teammates learn about the Foundation and our mission, the harder they play to win.”
“We are delighted to be the recipient of “Team 5’s” winning season, said JRF President and CEO Della Britton Baeza. “Damian’s well-roundedness and commitment to the Foundation – both on and off the court- sets a wonderful example of impacting others’ lives while pursuing one’s own life’s work and interests, all in the spirit of our heroic namesake, Jackie Robinson.” To date, "Team 5" has contributed $1000 to the Foundation.