Calvin Belmonte, who is only 13 years old, has started a non-profit named Equipped 4 Life to benefit disadvantaged youth by providing them with gently used sports equipment that he collects. Our Payne Family Branch was fortunate enough to be the organization's first beneficiary.
On January 19, Equipped 4 Life donated dozens of shoes, cleats, bats, gloves, soccer balls, tennis rackets, footballs, and even jump ropes for our Little Jumps Campaign. What the Club could not keep, was given out to members to take home.
Calvin was very hands on and helped match the kids to the right piece of equipment depending on their interest, the perfect glove fit, or the right size shoe. Calvin had such a great experience interacting with the kids that he asked if he could continue working with the BGCGSD in the future and donate to other branches.
We thank Calvin, who is an amazing young man and
philanthropist, for donating to our Clubs and helping to change the lives of our members.
Note: Calvin is pictured in the grey t-shirt with the white & blue design.