Mr. USA's Big Brother Weekends

For: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Delray Beach, FL
Organizer: Mark Alvisi
Mr. USA's Big Brother Weekends (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties)
$740
of $5,000 goal
14% Complete
Raised by 16 donors

The Story

Hello, My name is Mark Alvisi. I was born and raised in Coatesville Pennsylvania. I am the eldest of three children. Unfortunately I grew up in a broken home.  My parents whom I love, I know did the best they could at the time, but honestly, I felt heart broken much of the time.  Both of my parents worked full time, which left little quality time spent together as a family.  By the time I was 13 years old my parents had separated and my father moved out of the house, they eventually got divorced. I remember feeling like they didn't care that I was bored and lonely as a child. I took this very hard.

At 18 years old I decided to join the Army and make a life of my own. After the Army I ended up in South Florida where I took to competitive Bodybuilding. I started competing in April of 2001. After many years of training and entering many contest I finally reached my ultimate goal! In 2009 I won the Overall Title of the NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships. I went on to secure major sponsorship's and endorsement contracts with major nutritional supplement companies and publications.

My newest project is in an effort to give back to the community by being a BIG BROTHER and role model to less fortunate children. Over 400,000 American children are in foster care, taken away when their families are in crisis and can’t take care of them. Today, one-third of American children – a total of 15 million – are being raised without a father. Nearly five million more children live without a mother. My project is to make a difference in the lives of these kids.

Myself and a group of my like-minded friends and family have volunteered to shed light on this overwhelming need for help by becoming mentors and raising awareness and money to become active in the lives of these kids now. We will be spending quality time getting to know these children and taking them around south Florida to various educational and fun filled destinations to experience life!

For our first event we will be taking our group in a limo bus down to watch the Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic March 25th at the American Airlines Arena in Miami! Our next Big trip we will be taking our group to Islands of Adventure in Orlando Florida this summer. We are working in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Countiesto connect us with the children in need of such an experience and mentors. We will be documenting all of our outings with pictures and video's and posting on our Facebook pages. Every volunteer as well as everyone who donates to this fund will be tagged on the Facebook posts with the donors consent.

Imagine the joy these unfortunate children will experience as well as establishing lasting "Big Brother Big Sister" relationships that will impact their lives for ever! Every child represents our future. Make a difference today for a better tomorrow!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 24, 2016

Posted on March 24, 2016

The 20 tickets came in this week for our trip with the kids to see the Miami Heat tomorrow night! Everyone is very excited for our trip! 

Posted on March 17, 2016

Posted on March 17, 2016

I met with my new little buddy this week. His name is Sebastian. He is 10 years old. Sebastian has a twin sister Mia. They are such great kids! These kids live with their mother. She is a single parent and raising them alone. We went to downtown Delray Beach on Atlantic ave and got tacos at Rocco's Tacos and also ice cream at Kilwins! We all had a great time. They are looking forward to our trip next Friday to watch the Miami Heat play! 

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