PFL donates 10K to Dynamite Youth Center, a cause close to their hearts

PFL fighters and personalities in Brooklyn, NY.

The Professional Fighter’s League is donating $10,000 to the Dynamite Youth Center, a cause close to the heart of a PFL employee.

The Pro Fighters League held a very special event on Wednesday when it brought two PFL fighters and two PFL personalities to speak at the Dynamite Youth Center in Brooklyn, NY. The center is near and dear to Loren Mack, PFL’s senior vice president of corporate communications, who was a teenager at the center during his formative years.

“I promised myself not to get emotional,” Mack said while fighting back tears during the event.

According to PFL, the center “works to help addicted adolescents and young adults create positive change in their lives through a comprehensive system of care by presenting an evidence-based program model that results in transformational successes. through commitment, motivation and compassion in a participatory process. , family and safe environment.

Anthony Pettis and Renan Ferreira, both fighters in the PFL playoffs, have opened up about the adversity in their pasts that helped turn them into adults, including the death of Pettis’ father when he was only 16 years old. Additionally, Lillian Garcia and Randy Couture also spoke to center bosses to a full house.

“Everyone mentions my six world titles,” Couture said. “But those titles came because of losses.”

Garcia talked about the struggles of being a woman in the male-dominated industry and Ferreira talked about leaving her small town in Brazil and having her family count on him for support.

The PFL presented the director with a $10,000 donation and the fighters and personalities answered questions from the crowd and posed for photos with the youngsters, who also received gift bags.

The most notable attendee was Pettis who took time out from her weight loss to participate in the social event.

PFL Playoffs: Anthony Pettis vs. Stevie Ray will take place on Friday, August 5, 2022, live from Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Follow FanSided MMA who is on hand for all your news and highlights.

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