Mark Hannah and Pros for Americas Youth

Mark Hannah at Tecolote Beach

Mark Hannah at Tecolote Beach

We had the pleasure this week to meet with Mr. Mark Hannah from Kentucky.  He had never been to Baja, never to La Paz!   Mark is an amazing and wonderful man.   After being injured during two tryouts with the NFL, Mark embarked on forming a non profit organization called Pro’s for America’s Youth, that has worked through the school system to educate over 400,000 kids on the dangers of tobacco use. Now his organizatin is helping the youth learn about obesity and how to stop it.

Mark with the Santa Ana family and Ramon Garcia

Mark with the Santa Ana family and Ramon Garcia

Mark has enlisted many of his peers from the NFL, NBA and MLB  to mentor young people around the Americas.  Mark’s current project is to address the childhood obesity problem with America’s youth with the introduction of the HEALTHY STRAW, a unique non system of being able to get one’s need for A GREAT TASTING DRINK, without all the additives and sugars in todays sodas and sports drinks.

Mark was very supportive of our own annual Charity fishing tournament, the La Paz Gold Cup.

KiZa, Newtek, Baja Quest, La Paz Gold Cup Team

KiZa, Newtek, Baja Quest, La Paz Gold Cup Team

This year is our second annual Gold Cup Charity Black and Blue Marlin Fishing tournament.

Through the local Rotary Club this tournament raises funds for the Children of La Paz and DIF, the government agency responsible for the welfare of children in Mexico.

Last year, many needy children received prosthetic limbs, emergency funds, and other forms of support.

You can learn more about Marks program at www.pfay.org

For more information, comments or questions, please drop me a line atrory@kizaassociates.com