Dari Arrington gained attention when he spent the month of October 2018, camped outside the Golden State Warriors training facility asking for a chance to try out for the team or join the organization in any capacity. His campaign was highlighted on social media and called #BeTheWhy. Though he did not get a tryout, he did get some publicity for his efforts. He was interviewed by ABC 7 News and other media.
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This October, for another 31 days, Arrington is asking the Warriors to give him a chance to make the team or a position within the organization. His social media campaign, this time is called #DreamDifferent and is focused on persistence and overcoming all obstacles by thinking different and doing whatever it takes. Arrington has partnered with The Victor B. Cohen Foundation, a registered 501c3 non-profit, working to reduce obesity and diabetes epidemic in our at-risk and disadvantaged youth through fitness, sports and nutritional educational initiatives. Together they will be raising funds through a GoFundMe campaign administered by the foundation and supporting programs for Bay Area kids.
For more info: #DreamDifferentGoFundMe. 100% of the funds raised will be donated to the selected programs.
“Success is not an accident, success is actually a choice…,” – Steph Curry
Dari fell in love with the Golden State Warriors when he was just 11 years old. Growing up in urban Chicago, he was looking for inspiration and direction. He found that in the talented heroes on court. He was inspired by the action, trophies and impressive rooster initially. Over time, he came to appreciate the masterful coaching, powerful management style and a big heart that supports inner-city kids. Eighteen years later, Arrington’s love for The Warriors has not waned. He is asking the Golden State Warriors for a chance to make the team and realize his dream. He is challenging them to give him a chance to show what a Chicago kid can do and at the same time, show all the Bay Area kids where focus and following your dreams can lead. He hopes to inspire them to dream different, too. Dari is backing up his efforts by raising funds to help support at-risk youth in that pursuit. Although he will not be spending October outside the training facility, he will be stopping by, running an active social media campaign and reaching out to Bay Area nonprofits, which he hopes to visit and see their good work in action. Of course, he will be available for a Warriors tryout on request.
“Sometimes it takes it all to complete a task, sometimes completing a task is all it takes.” – Dari Arrington
Dari Arrington resides in Seattle, WA and is not homeless or jobless. He is the CEO & President of his own online community and brand, Life & Basketball, runs T.A.E Basketball Academy, a skill-training program for kids and is a K-1 teacher. His story is inspiring and relatable for many kids with dreams, as well as, grown-up fans. He demonstrates traits and values that need to be cultivated in our children for success.
While Dari has his heroes, Steph Curry, Kobe Bryant and President Barack Obama, to name a few, he is an inspiring leader in his own right. He is a model and millennial-era Rocky who makes us all want to cheer for him.
Dari Arrington campaigns for a Golden State Warriors tryout, October 1-31, 2019, partnering with the Victor B. Cohen Foundation and fundraising to support San Francisco Area inner-city kids.
Company Name: Life & Basketball Brand
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