Pictured, from left: J.B. Ashcraft with Off the Grid Founder and President Rob Kinnard; Rob Kinnard with Off the Grid
Join us in congratulating Lenexa Project Developer J.B. Ashcraft and Las Vegas Foreman Abdon Provencio, winners of our Fall 2019 Corporate Sponsorships.
JB earned $500 for the Off the Grid Adventures Intercept Program (OTG).
The program is an outdoor, camping/adventure program that reaches out to at risk youth, father/sons, families, veterans, the disabled, and more using outdoor adventure as a tool to mentor and build relationships. The ultimate goal is providing an outlet for those in need of mentoring and education on resources that can help.
J.B. was able to present the award to OTG President and Founder Rob Kinnard, with whom JB has worked at Liberty Hospital over the years.
“I’ve learned about Off the Grid from Rob during my time working at Liberty, and think it’s a great cause. Rob is an incredibly passionate leader,” J.B. said.
“At Off The Grid, not only are we always doing (chores, projects, cooking) but we build relationships with each other in accomplishing these goals, and use the lessons taught that carry over in life,” Rob said.
“OTG’s goal is to put tools in the toolbox of life for those that may be struggling, or just need refueling form the pressures of life.”
According to Rob, the support given to OTG assists in expansions, and they now have five acres in south Missouri to offer canoeing and camping. The Corporate Sponsorship will also help fund supplies for these expeditions.
The next phase of OTG is to offer a therapeutic animal facility teaching those involved with OTG the responsibility to care for these animals.
“Sponsorships make these expansion possible to grow this program,” J.B. said. “The benefit is simply helping others.”
Abdon earned $500 for Sparkle Paws Cheerleading, an inclusive cheer team at Brian & Teri Cram Middle School in North Las Vegas, that includes students with and without disabilities. Cheerleading is adapted to various skill levels, includes boys and girls, and is centered on raising spirit. The group is endorsed by nonprofit organization The Sparkle Effect.
“I am passionate about this organization because it has really helped my daughter live a more normal life and be included with her peers,” Abdon said.
“With her disability, she is not always on the same level with her peers as they are more advanced,” he said. “In the few months she has participated in this program she has really come out of her shell and is much happier.”
Abdon says the money will go toward The Sparkle Effect’s yearly fundraiser - attending and participating in a Disney parade.
“The charter bus is the most expensive obstacle, and this will surely help,” Abdon explained. “Thank you P1 for selecting my daughter’s organization.”
P1 Group proudly supports these and many other organizations, and we look forward to the next round of Corporate Sponsorship awards in the Spring.