Former world heavyweight champion turned entertainer Mike Tyson is giving back to the community with the launch of his charity, Mike Tyson Cares Foundation. (http://www.miketysoncares.org/)
Yes, that’s right Mike Tyson is a more sensitive guy than you give him credit for.
The charity, whose mission is to “give kids a fighting chance” by offering innovative centers that provide for the comprehensive needs of children from broken homes, kicked off with a star-studded gala at Las Vegas hotspot TABU.
Proceeds from the event went towards the Shade Tree Foundation TheShadeTree.org as well as Awakenings awakeningsnv.org/ both of which benefit needy and at-risk children in the Las Vegas area.
Mike Tyson, who has had success as an entertainer in recent years both in the “The Hangover” series and with his critically acclaimed, one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife and children, and is thrilled to give back to the community that he calls home.
“I am very proud to launch Mike Tyson Cares Foundation,” said Mike Tyson. “I want my legacy to be about charity and helping children. This is my start.”
The Mike Tyson Cares Foundation launch event was in December in Las Vegas ’ MGM Grand.
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