NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Who: Ray Lewis, former NFL player and recent Super Bowl Champion, Reggie Howard and other former professional athletes, sustainable community supporters, members of United Athletes Foundation and Great Lakes Capital Fund.
What: Press conference to discuss community improvement through United Athletes Foundation's partnership with Great Lakes Capital Fund.
When: Noon, Friday, April 26
Executive Board Room
55 Exchange Place, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Why: Studies have shown that children with inadequate housing are more vulnerable to mental health problems, developmental delays and depression than children who are stably housed. Given these facts, former NFL player and recent Super Bowl Champion, Ray Lewis has joined the cause serving as spokesperson.
In 2001, 8.1 million low-income renters competed for 5.7 million affordable units, leaving a gap of 2.4 million units. By 2010, the shortfall had more than doubled to 5.1 million units.
With the need for affordable housing on the rise, The United Athletes Foundation and Great Lakes Capital Fund have partnered to form a source for doing socially good work throughout the majority of US underserved communities.
PLEASE NOTE: This by-invitation-only media event requires RSVP by Wednesday, April 24, 2013, with strict security enforced.
The United Athletes Foundation (UAF) is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of more than 100 professional athletes who are devoted to creating positive impact in underserved communities throughout the United States.
Great Lakes Capital Fund partners with socially responsible corporations to promote and support affordable housing and community economic development activities. GLCF uses capital to finance or invest in real estate development partnerships in Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and upstate New York. For more information please visit http://capfund.net.
SOURCE Great Lakes Capital Fund