Athletes For Care Honored at
7th Annual Cannabis Business Awards
Newly formed non-profit receives ‘Organization of the Year’ honors at
annual event recognizing innovation and achievement in the cannabis industry.
DENVER, CO – Less than a year after it was formed, non-profit Athletes For Care (A4C) was honored as ‘Organization of the Year’ at the 7th Annual Cannabis Business Awards held in Denver, CO. The event, which was emceed by A4C Ambassador and Super Bowl Champion Jim McMahon, featured industry leaders and trailblazers from around the world coming together to celebrate the individuals and organizations leading the booming cannabis movement.
Accepting the award on behalf of Athletes For Care were Treyous Jarrells and Stevie Kaye, both former collegiate athletes and ambassadors of A4C. “It was such an honor accepting the ‘Organization of the Year’ Award on behalf of A4C,” said Jarrells. “A4C has provided a unique platform to me and many other athletes to advocate for the medical benefits of cannabis.” Also recognized at the award ceremony was A4C Ambassador Eugene Monroe, who took home ‘Advocate of the Year’ honors.
The award caps off an exciting first year for Athletes For Care. “I couldn’t have asked for a better way to close out our first year as an organization” said Ryan Kingsbury, Executive Director of A4C. “This honor is a testament to the extraordinary work being done by this group of athletes who are dedicated to changing legislation, policy and public opinion as it relates to the therapeutic use of cannabis.”
Other notable highlights from Athletes For Care in 2017 include the addition of more than 20 new athlete members; featured appearances at dozens of cannabis advocacy events, educational panels and workshops around the US; research initiatives focused on improved health and wellness; and the launch of The Mindful Warrior podcast hosted by former NFL players Eben Britton and Nate Jackson.