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Floyd Mayweather Gives Back To Las Vegas Homeless

By Randall Stevens   /   Published 08/14/09

Floyd Mayweather Even while Floyd Mayweather prepares to face Juan Manuel Marquez in mid-September, he gives back to the community. On Friday (August 14), he'll donate time and resources to help the homeless in Las Vegas.

Friday, the undefeated boxer will speak at an hour-long life skills class to youth clients at the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) Safe Place Drop-In Center.

During the session, he will discuss several "championship" qualities such as the importance of communication, responsibility and self respect.

"My desire to win is as strong as my desire to give," Mayweather said. "I know how important it is to help those less fortunate. I hope if I continue to work as hard outside of the ring as I do inside of it, I can inspire others to do the same and help out in their communities as well."

In addition to visiting the Safe Place Drop-In Center, Mayweather and his team frequently prepare hundreds of packed lunches for distribution to homeless people living on the streets and in makeshift tents throughout Central Las Vegas. Due to the overwhelming response from the men, women and children living scattered pockets of tents, Mayweather feels an urgency to give food as often as he can.

"People should not have to live this way," Mayweather said. "We give turkeys away every year during Thanksgiving, but what about the rest of the year? We will continue to hand out food as long as there are people out there that need to eat."

On September 19, Mayweather will make his much anticipated return to the ring when he faces Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and live on HBO Pay-Per-View.

  • Just Someone

    Why this site always put that picture of money may with ashy lips.That ain't right. LOL

  • slab

    That's what's up rite there...

  • boxing fan

    don't hate on the money shot of mayweather at least he is doing something positive with his money.What have you done to help the homeless lately?

  • http://www.realitycheck.com realitycheck

    I wonder if that stack of money in his hand went to the homeless shelter? Great PR recognition tho. Lunch leaves the bellies in a shit; but when budget cuts come what's a brown bag with a sandwich? Studios and album attempts will fail, cutting music is pointless, that's not Maywhether. To where much is given much is expected. Give.

  • http://dvsinc.blogspot.com/ VENGEANCE IS MINE!!!!!!!!!!

    NO GOOD DEED GOES ON FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!

  • Stacks

    I just hope he don't get beat by Lil Mexican Marquez. Cuz of Money gets beat, he should go back to retirement! He's fighting someone that's 2 weight classes below him when he should be fighting Shane Mosley or Cotto. I think Pac would put a beating on Money though.