Fam1st Family Foundation Week

11th Annual Football Camp

· Hosted by Fam 1st Family Foundation

Family First Football Camp this Saturday at Oakland Tech High School! Kids 6-12 are from 9 am -12 pm with registration at 8 am, and kids 13-18 are from 1-4 pm, with registration at noon. Still have plenty of room…it’s FREE!

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 8 AM – 5 PM

Family Bowl Night

· Hosted by Fam 1st Family Foundation
Join us for a evening of FAMILY FUN!!

ALBANY BOWL
540 SAN PABLO AVE
ALBANY, CA 94706

July 7, 2017

5pm-9pm

PRE-Sale $25 per person
$35 per person (@ door)… See More

Talent Show

· Hosted by Fam 1st Family Foundation

This is a premier event that sets the stage for our youth to display their talents. We want to encourage our youth to become anything they want by showing them that working hard and being dedicated to their dream is the path to success. It is our responsibility to help our youth see the special talents they have within them and help them to dig deep and be both creative and outgoing. Take pride in helping to create a confident adult!

The talent show is open to children ages 4 – 18. All participants will audition for the talent show by submitting a short video via email to Fam1stFamilyFoundation@gmail.com.

Fam 1st Family Foundation

519 17th street, Oakland, California 94612
July 6, 2017

5pm-9pm

Marshawn Lynch Gives 2,000 Kids Free Water-Park Tickets
Marshawn Lynch surprises Oakland kids with 2,000 free water-park tickets 

Marshawn Lynch is closely tied to the Oakland community.
Marshawn Lynch, one of the newest members of the Oakland Raiders, has been quick to ingratiate himself with the city’s youth. On Wednesday evening, the five-time Pro Bowler and Oakland native announced his plan to give away 2,000 tickets to Raging Waters San Jose, the largest water park in the area.

The giveaway will take place this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interested parties should go to Lynch’s Beast Mode store in Oakland, where the first 2,000 kids to show up will receive tickets.

Check out the full rundown, sent from Lynch’s Twitter account:

It’s a generous move on Lynch’s part, especially considering that one junior admission pass to Raging Waters San Jose costs $28.99, meaning $58,000 worth of tickets are being handed out.

Children have always been at the forefront of Lynch’s philanthropy. The running back once gave out free haircuts to Seattle kids with good grades, and he’s been holding his summer clinic, the “Fam 1st Family Youth Football Camp,” for more than a decade.

With less than three months remaining before the start of the NFL season, Lynch is expected to be an important contributor on a Raiders team that went 12-4 in 2016. He saw his last professional action two years ago, when he rushed for 417 yards in 6 games for the Seattle Seahawks.

AMWF To Give Away Jewelry, Electronics, Sports Equipment, Clothing, iPods, FitBits, Beats by Dre, etc.!
AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION, (AMWF) will give away jewelry, electronics, sports equipment, clothing, Amazon Kindles, iPods, FitBits, Beats by Dre, wrist watches, earrings, necklaces, etc., from at least 20 to as many as 50 WINNERS!
To enter to win, just “Like” or message us on FaceBook: @amwfnd ; follow us on Instagram: @amwfnd; Twitter: @amwfnd or join AMWF maillist from our website; or email us with your request to: amwft@amwftrust.org.

You can do the same for Superstar Management: , just “Like” or message us on FaceBook: @Superstar-Management-161645417575389/; follow us on Instagram: @TheFirstSSM; Twitter: @FirstSSM or join SSM maillist from our website; or email us with your request to: info@SuperstarManagement.com

You can also do the same for ¿eX-whY? AdVentures: , just “Like” or message us on FaceBook: @xzwhy/; follow us on Instagram: @zxwhy1; Twitter: @xzwhy or join SSM maillist from our website; or email us with your request to: info@ex-why.com.

Let us know what you would like to win and some of those items are listed below in the “Hand of Dignity” Free Clothing post. The winners will be announced via “FaceBook Live” on September 1, 2016!

We will announce our annual “Free Back-To-School” Clothing Giveaway in the next few days!

What Muhammad Ali’s Funeral, Janaaza, Will Teach Us About Islam
When “The GREATEST of All Time, The Peoples Champ”, Allah Ali Hajjirahmemek me Muhammad Ali, is buried, millions of Americans will have their first glimpse of the Islamic funeral service, Janaaza—one that looks a lot like Jewish and Christian services. Thursday, the world saw the most widely covered Muslim funeral in our nation’s history.

No one would’ve been happier about this than Muhammad Ali. May Allah (SWT) grant him Jannat-ul-Firdous.

Ali wanted to be an ambassador for Islam in America, as he told us in his 2005 book The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey, co-authored with his daughter Hana. In it, he shared an unfulfilled dream he had harbored, “I sometimes thought I would like to be a Muslim Billy Graham.” He continued: “But God had a different plan for me.”

SportsImage Ali CoverOn November 5, 1995, we brought Ali here to California to honor him with “The Sports Image Award”, as one in sports that had given the most dedicated effort, time and money to better their community, the nation and the world. Those who out matched their dignity with dollars and who use sports for it’s highest and most noble purpose, the uplifting of the human family!

That “plan,” of course, was Parkinson’s disease. It was only through his Muslim faith, Ali continued, that he “could deal with this challenge… it was my faith that restored my sense of purpose and self-confidence. My faith gave me back my joy and enthusiasm for life.”

It’s hard to reading that for a man whom was called simply “The Greatest” and had achieved so much knew that Parkinson’s made the beautiful dream he had for the next phase of his life impossible, or an unplanned reality.

And to cry tears of regret that if Ali could have fulfilled his dream of being a bridge between Muslims and our fellow Americans, perhaps our community wouldn’t be in the place we find ourselves in today.

That’s a dark, challenging and often lonely place. One where politicians like Donald Trump demonize us to score political points. A place where hate crimes against us have spiked over the past year. Where Muslim American students being bullied for their faith is no longer the exception, but the disturbing new norm.

On a personal note, I can’t help but think of the traditional white cloth the body was wrapped in after the ceremonial washing of his body—just as Ali was before his funeral Thursday, when many Americans will have a new experience and even learn a new word: Janaaza. That’s the Arabic word for funeral, and one Christian Arabs also use.

For Muslims, however, Janaaza signifies the Islamic funeral ritual. At Thursday’s Janaaza for Ali, Zaid Shakir will offer a traditional prayer that asks God for “mercy, forgiveness of Ali’s sins and acceptance of Ali into heaven.”

Islamic funeral prayer is very much like the ones offered at Christian and Jewish funerals of seeking mercy, forgiveness and acceptance into heaven. We may use different words or even languages but all three of these Abrahamic faiths share the same common humanity and God.

As for the burying of Ali, typically in Islam, like Judaism, the deceased should be buried as soon as possible. But it’s not an absolute mandate, rather “it’s more about appropriateness.” In Ali’s case, it was appropriate to wait so that the family could organize the funeral and memorial service so that the world could pay their respects to one of its icons—a man who was proudly Muslim, proudly Black and proudly American.

Ali’s prayer service, at the Freedom Hall in Louisville Kentucky, was open to people of all faiths. It will be followed Friday by an interfaith memorial service for the greatest. As the spokesperson for the Ali family explained earlier this week, “Ali spoke of inclusiveness his entire life and we want this to be inclusive of everyone.”

Honoring AliThis significance of Ali’s public funeral has certainly not been lost on Muslim Americans. As Ali’s “detailed wishes for his funeral prayer and memorial were that they be open to all people and all faiths, a powerful testimony to the inclusive principles he lived by” as a Muslim and an American.

In a political climate in which Islamophobia is front and center, his funeral will counterpunch the ridiculous notion that being a good Muslim and a good American are at odds.”

When a person dies, Muslims traditionally say, “To God we belong and to God we shall return.” Ali may have returned to God, but on Thursday and Friday Ali will bring together Muslims from across the nation to stand shoulder to shoulder with their fellow Americans of different religions and races. Even after his death, Ali is still fighting for the things he so dearly believed in.
R.I.P. dear Friend, role model, and client!,
Jalil

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