Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson has always had a heart for children and aspired to make a difference in children’s lives. When he was a youngster, Johnson oftentimes gave to children less fortunate than he. A burning passion for helping those in need coupled with the desire to help children succeed were the driving forces that lead Johnson to create MJ93 as an NFL rookie, an organization that supports and encourages the education, mentorship, health and fitness of children.
On Tuesday, June 15, 2014, Johnson raised funds for MJ93 at the second annual Beauty and the Beast Swag Lounge pre-ESPY day party in L.A. presented by Trea Day Management and Publicity in conjunction with BMB Entertainment. The event was sponsored by Myx Fusions, LPL financial, Euphoric treasures, Hula Girl, God Can and Mirana Vodka among others. A-list guests, athletes and celebrities contributed to the fundraising by donating hundreds of dollars toward the cause. Phenomenal performances were delivered by the executive producer of “R&B Divas LA, ” Nicci Gilbert and the infamous group Brownstone; BMB Records rap star Cash Paid; and singer, songwriter and rising star Ravaughn.
The event was a major success and will allow MJ93 to continue to host their annual football and cheer camp, allow students to attend the MJ93 computer certificate program and to continue the Let’s Move Initiative launched by first lady Michelle Obama in an attempt to combat childhood obesity.