Middle schools across Boston, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando and Phoenix will benefit, giving more kids access to sports
What tipped off as a collaboration between dynamic duo Tony the Tiger® and Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal to create the first-ever Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® with Crispy Cinnamon Basketballs is now helping middle schoolers nationwide gain better access to sports. Today, Tony and Shaq are teaming up again to unveil a game-changing Mission Tiger™ donation through education nonprofit DonorsChoose, which will impact more than 60,000 middle schoolers across the six cities where Shaq played professional basketball: Boston, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando and Phoenix.
Luxurious beachfront Naia Resort welcomes travelers with packages to relax and recharge.
It’s been a stressful 18 months. With travel restrictions eased, the boutique Naia Resort and Spa invites luxury travelers to its 200-acre beachfront reserve to take a deep breath, relax and recharge with a variety of packages designed to bring your Zen back.
Located in the low-key fishing village of Placencia, Naia Resort and Spa focuses on authentic wellness, with one of the top spas in the country featuring over-water treatment rooms. Belizean culture is fused into everything from spa treatments to the resort’s décor, cuisine and excursions. This fall Naia has crafted these turnkey vacations for discerning travelers:
Total Relaxation Honeymoon-Brides Magazine named Naia the most romantic destination in the Caribbean, and with this six-night package honeymoon couples can celebrate their bliss with highlights like a private beach dinner and special spa day.
Forever Friends Girls Getaway-You and your best gal pals will enjoy a beachfront home with private plunge pool, spa treatments, daily local drinks and plenty of girl time on the beach.
Ultimate All–Inclusive-Simply book this 4-night experience, show up and relax. Everything is planned for you.
Waves and Wonder-This 7-night experience combines the best of all worlds for nature lovers with a jungle experience at our partner resort, Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge and a seaside escape at Naia. Expect cave tubing, zip lining and cultural tours paired with barefoot relaxation and water activities.
Caribbean Beach & Inland Adventures-Combine a stay at the Chaa Creek Eco-luxe resort to explore Mayan ruins and the jungle landscape with a beachfront getaway at Naia focused on water sports, spa services and relaxation.
Spa Day-Dedicate a day to pampering with the Alone Time Spa Day or Couples Retreat. Each includes spa services and a Belizean cuisine based lunch.
A member of Condé Nast Johansens luxury group, Naia Resort and Spa is one of the Caribbean’s newest luxury resorts and spas. Nestled on a private 200-acre reserve on the Placencia Peninsula, Naia is an oasis of calm in a chaotic world. Featuring 35 beachfront bungalows, Naia welcomes luxury and wellness travelers with personalized service and a focus on Belizean culture. From distinct spa treatments that blend local ingredients and traditions, to décor by local artists and the chance to dine on traditional Belizean dishes, Naia affords discerning travelers a chance to experience the authentic Belize. The resort believes strongly in giving back to the community by providing living wage employment for locals, participating in local philanthropic projects and giving guests the opportunity to give back through Pack for a Purpose, a program designed to deliver needed supplies to support children in a local village.
Swedish researchers have investigated the benefits of the new popular workcation travel trend, which combines work with vacation. The study stretched two weeks and included five persons who were monitored when working from their usual home office for one week and then at an accommodation close to nature, just outside the capital of Stockholm, for another week. Aside from showing that mental health and well-being increased by 22% as participants felt less depressed and more calm, harmonious and happy, the study also found that perceived stress decreased by 48% among the participants after the week spent in nature. Sleep quality also improved; the participants fell asleep 51% faster and had a better quality of sleep with longer periods of uninterrupted sleep when working from their nature offices.
5th Annual Festival Presents Largest Gathering of Black and Minority Trailblazers in the Wine, Beer and Spirits Industries
The 5th Annual Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival will take place in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 25h – 26th 2021 from 2pm to 8pm at Dock 5, Union Market. The festival was founded by Chanel Turner, the first African American woman to be a sole proprietor in the US Spirits Industry. In 2009, Turner launched FOU-DRÉ Vodka into the heavily monopolized US Spirits industry. FOU-DRÉ (a play on the French word for lighting) has since expanded into Global Alliance Distribution, a distribution enterprise which provides distribution to minority-owned craft brands seeking placement in the Washington Metropolitan area market. This year’s BOWSFest will feature the re-integrated BOWSFest App allowing attendees to earn points that convert to BOWSFest dollars for the purchase of food and goods, ultimately encouraging the use of social engagement and collective economics.
Community-Centered Platform Celebrates Black Businesses During Black Business Month and Year-Round
CÎROC and Sean Diddy Combs continue their culture-shifting #CIROCStands initiative in support of Black excellence and achievement with their newest campaign, #CIROCStands for Black Businesses. Starting in New York City, CÎROC will amplify the stories and successes of three local businesses and their owners, providing them with national exposure the CÎROC brand brings and mentorship from renowned CÎROC Black Executive partners. Black Business Month ends on August 31st, but CÎROC wants to make sure that recognition of Black entrepreneurship is celebrated and promoted all year long. That’s why CÎROC’s new campaign will consistently amplify Black-owned businesses through digital content on its brand platforms, as well as PR outreach and digital out-of-home advertising in different cities throughout the year, highlighting stories of achievement and success.