You may be wondering WHAT IS MOAM AND WHAT IS MY CONNECTION?
Around this time last year Drew Boe (former GA for football at Virginia Tech) and three other former student managers of athletic programs around the country launched the non-profit organization Managers On A Mission.
Throughout 2013 I knew God kept putting MOAM on my heart and wanting me to be more involved with it in some capacity as I kept telling Morgann how awesome I thought it was and kept looking at what God was doing through the men who started it and their ultimate goal of serving His Kingdom. With this on my heart and mind, and a conversation with Chad Atherton (former GA for football at Virginia Tech and now board member for MOAM) I started to pray about what/how I could be a part of Managers On A Mission.
In January of this year God finally put it on my heart to call Drew Boe and express to him how I wanted to be fully involved in what Managers On A Mission is all about!
Six months later now and God has lead me to the opportunity to start posting my #WakingWithPurpose tweets (WHY WAKING WITH A PURPOSE BLOG LINK) through the MOAM twitter account (MOAM Twitter), which I am super pumped about because I feel MOAM is definitely a representation of what God speaks through those tweets at 4 am each morning!
What is MOAM? MANAGERSONAMISSION.ORG
Managers On A Mission is a non-profit organization that was established to develop ‘uncommon’ leaders that will maximize the utilization of the prominent and influential platform afforded to sports leaders. MOAM prepares and equips college athletic student managers for the challenges, pressures and temptations of the industry through connecting these future industry leaders with resources and programs. The focus of these is to challenge them to become men and women of character, integrity and courage, who exhibit both confidence and humility and who know the value of family and faith. Through service projects and mission trips, both domestically and internationally, MOAM encourages student managers to walk a path towards living a life of true significance.
Managers On A Mission was founded by four former student managers with the assistance of our mentors Tubby Smith, Frank Beamer, and Equipment Managers throughout the country.
One of the biggest programs MOAM offers is a fully funded mission trip to an orphanage in Africa. Just as student managers are the future leaders of sport, the millions of orphans throughout Africa are the future leaders of their respective countries. This is why MOAM is committed to connecting the best servant leaders in sport, student managers, with this transformational opportunity the mission trip experience offers.
We also fund student manager led service projects throughout the United States and exclusive student manager scholarship programs. This past Fall MOAM was able to distribute 150 copies of “The Jersey Effect” to student managers throughout the country and look to build upon this with further scholarship programs. If interested please visit (http://www.
Our 100% volunteer driven nonprofit organization is able to accomplish our mission through donations of used/excess sports apparel from coaches, and support staff members of College Football and NFL teams throughout the country. These donations typically come in 2 ways.
1. Through coaches/support staff cleaning out their lockers each year as the new season’s apparel is issued.
2. After coaches/support staff transition from one program to another, and are no longer in need of the previous team’s apparel. For example, see our generous donation from Tubby Smith after he was fired at MN HERE (http://www.
managersonamission.org/news/ coach-tubby-smith-makes- donation-to-managers-on-a- mission).
These used items still contain unbelievable value that fund our programs as they are sold 100% for charity through our online eBay Giving Works store - http://www.ebay.com/usr/
A 100% volunteer staff also allows MOAM to ensure all donations go directly to programs and scholarships.
Don't forget to follow MOAM on twitter (MOAM Twitter) if you enjoy my tweets each morning for #WakingWithPurpose! We at Managers On A Mission look forward to continued prayer as MOAM goes forward with our mission of serving God's Kingdom!
(Drew Boe - President, Managers On A Mission)