PLANO, Texas, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Lieberman continued her legacy of making dreams come true for kids across the country when she presented $10,000 college scholarships to eight high school students from the Dallas/Fort Worth area that excelled in academics, sports and leadership in their schools. The presentation was part of the Nancy Lieberman Charities 5th Annual Dream Ball Gala held at the Omni Dallas Hotel. WorldVentures Marketing, LLC served as the presenting sponsor for this year's fundraising event.
The WorldVentures Foundation works with Nancy Lieberman Charities to build DreamCourts™ for kids in under-privileged neighborhoods, many installed at Boys & Girls Clubs of America sites. The courts, made by Sport Court, are installed to create a place where area youth can pursue their love of basketball in a safe, inviting and inspiring environment.
Inspired by DreamCourts, the "red carpet" at this year's event, where Ms. Lieberman welcomed sponsors, celebrities and guests, was suspended sports flooring made of select grade maple with a high-gloss finish. It was manufactured by Sport Court and installed by the local Sport Court distributors, Gregg Dettman and Mark Kundysek.
WorldVentures Founder and Chief Visionary Officer Wayne Nugent and WorldVentures Chief Executive Officer and WorldVentures Foundation Chairman of the Board Dan Stammen joined Lieberman on stage along with representatives from sponsors Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano to help present the scholarships.
"Nancy is an amazing woman. With her busy NBA career she finds the time to give back and is passionate about it. It's a treat for us to be associated with her and see the progress we make together for the kids," said Nugent. "So much of what we do is because of our generous people."
Stammen offered his appreciation for the partnership by adding, "We are honored to support Nancy and so much enjoy our relationship with her. And it's heartwarming to see our executives, Representatives, employees, and other donors and volunteers enhance the lives of children in the primary areas of education, health and fitness."
WorldVentures International Director of Training Marc Accetta and his wife Kelly are on the Nancy Lieberman Charities Board of Directors and were also in attendance.
In addition to contributing to the event as presenting sponsor, WorldVentures donated a DreamTrip valued at $5,000 to the silent auction portion of the evening. And during the live auction, one guest gave $25,000 towards a DreamCourt to be built in their name in a Dallas/Fort Worth area community in the near future.
For her passionate work through Nancy Lieberman Charities, Nancy has been nominated for the 2016 All Sports United Humanitarian of the Year award that recognizes the efforts of professional athletes as philanthropists. To learn more about Nancy's charity and vote, visit https://givkwik.com/campaigns/asu-2016/.
Ms. Lieberman opened the evening with the personal story that inspired her DreamCourts initiative. "Strangers put money in a can to help send me to the Olympic trials. It was blind faith." And she encouraged everyone to "lift as you rise." "We all have the power to touch lives."
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About Nancy Lieberman Charities
Nancy Lieberman Charities was established in 2009 with the mission to provide a healthy physical, emotional and mental environment for young girls and boys to build their self-esteem and confidence so they will be able to make the right choices in the future. Nancy Lieberman Charities is dedicated to expanding and ensuring that sports and educational opportunities exist for youth through her basketball camps and clinics, DreamCourts projects, college scholarships, and backpack and laptop programs. www.nancyliebermancharities.org
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