CONNECTING GOOD PEOPLE FOR GOOD OUTCOMES - Ron Stebenne’s 6th grade students introduced him to bicycle freestyle. This introduction became a 30+ year journey into private business and social service. He may best be described as a ‘social entrepreneur’ including years working with youth and families in business and nonprofits. If you're looking to build important strategic relationships, develop and manage programs for short term and long term initiatives, explore project funding options, or mentor youth and young adults in career development, contact him today to find out how his consulting services may use his extensive network to help you, your nonprofit program, or business grow.
In the mid 80's, a Mt. Dew/Pepsico sponsorship led the way to many more corporate sponsorships for action sports events as well as for nonprofit and for-profit projects. This association with the action sports athletes created numerous opportunities for youth including Chris Lashua to find work in live shows, TV commercials, movies and more through Freestyle Promotions. Chris is one of those connections that continues to this day.
Creative Director, Chris Lashua, came to Las Vegas with Cirque du Soleil in 1992. Before that he spent most of his career on a BMX bike riding for Freestyle Promotions' Mt. Dew/GT Trick Team and his Freestyle Performance Team. His fascination with bicycles and passion for cycling are evidenced in his Cirque Mechanics productions. The synergy between man and machine, the hallmark of Cirque Mechanics, is exposed in a magnificent way and it is that synergy that The New York Times called ‘exceptional, evocative, eye-catching and grossly entertaining…in a word, excellent.’
PARTNERSHIPS AND CONNECTIONS EXAMPLES:
• Connected a well-known beverage company to support dozens of bike safety programs in public schools
• Connected a nonprofit to new a staff member resulting in 1.3-million-dollar grant
• Connected homeless youth to over 100 jobs and mentor opportunities
• Connected sports programs to a fiscal agent until they eventually could afford their own nonprofit status
• Connected dozens of nonprofits to grant/donation sources from $1000 to $100,000
• Connected an entertainment company to multiple gigs nationally
• Connected team members to develop a crowdfunding website supporting numerous causes
• Connected team members to develop a successful action sports company
• Connected media partners resulting in thousands of dollars of savings to one company and thousands of monthly revenues for another
• Connected a high-profile athlete to a municipality for the successful development of a sports facility
• Connected partners for the creation of a feature film now in development
• Connected a variety of funding and program resources to the faith community for capital projects and youth programs includng building a youth center and purchasing a van
• Connected athlete to print media opportunity seen by over 6 million readers
• Connected hundreds of teen athletes and performers to media and live performance opportunities worldwide
Pictured above is a screenshot of BBC's BMX Beat staring Andy Ruffle next to Ron Stebenne cohosting this very popular TV show in the UK in the late 80's. Andy is one of those connections that continues even to this day. Check out Arch Creek Films below....Contact Ron Stebenne for more information about how he may get you connected.
The company behind national teen driver, Jason Alder, is AB-Motorsports. Freestyle promotions is currently entertaining partnerships for financial and material sponsorships as Jason races in upcoming FR series events throughout the country. Contact us for more information
In 2011, the City of Kennesaw contracted Freestyle Promotions to join their team to build a state of the art, 40,000 sq ft skatepark. Ron Stebenne introduced the City to TV personality, Rob Dyrdek. Rob's skate plaza design was selected to build this skatepark used by thousands of skaters each year.
Kevin Robinson lived life to the fullest. He passed away in 2017. He was an incredible father, husband, philanthropist, athlete, world record holder, XGames gold medalist, and friend. I am honored to currently be working with his wonderful wife, Robin, on special projects to honor his legacy. Watch this space.
It has been my pleasure to know Danny Hernandez, the Center's director, for decades. Within that time and currently, Freestyle Promotions has brought a variety of resources to the Center and has provided communication services creating content for press releases, speeches, and letters to dignitaries.
The Hollenbeck Youth Center has a rich history of creating positive change throughout Los Angels by engaging politicians, law enforcement, the faith community, the business community, and celebrities' including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Arnold, Mohammad Ali, Kobe Bryant, and others.
Reprinted from: 'Making the Turn: Golf saved Chris Arceneaux's life; he wants to pay it forward' - by Dan McDonald of golfballs.com
It was Monday, the one day each week that venerable Hebert Municipal golf course is closed. It was supposed to be Chris Arceneaux’s day off, a chance to catch his breath following his hiring and the start of his duties as the new head professional at southwest Louisiana’s oldest golf course. But there he was, dividing his time between stocking equipment in the pro shop and pulling limbs out of the course’s ponds – storm residue from Hurricane Delta’s winds. “That’s what you do if you’re in the golf business,” Arceneaux said. That’s also what you do when you have a dream come true. Years earlier Arceneaux was standing at the chain-link fence that separates Hebert Municipal from Louisiana Avenue, near where his Pershing Avenue home street dead-ends next to Hebert’s 11th fairway. The young Arceneaux cried as he leaned against the fence, in large part due to the recent passing of his father but also with a very real fear about his future.
“I had tears in my eyes looking in that fence after losing my father at a young age,” he said. “I didn’t know how life was going to go forward. But that day I held that fence and said, 'God, I promise if you let me inside, I was going to do something with my life.' “Drugs were making their way into our community and I was being recruited to sell drugs and those kind of things. But golf saved my life.” Not long after Arceneaux’s tear-filled eyes first watched Hebert Municipal’s patrons, he was inside that fence, doing odd jobs in the original clubhouse and later working on the maintenance staff. He also began playing the game after Al Wilson at Pinhook Road’s long-gone Golf Caddyshack gave him his first club.
Flash forward nearly four decades to last Friday, when the proud Lafayette native and Northside High graduate was officially named by Lafayette Consolidated Government to succeed the retiring Wayne Wills at the 94-year-old facility. Long-time Lafayette Parks and Recreation director Gerald Boudreaux remembered the young Arceneaux zipping around the property as part of the cart crew. “When you invest in youth, look at what can happen,” Boudreaux said. “We watched Chris grow up around Muni, and I’m so proud of what he’s done in golf. But I’m even prouder of the man he’s become. Golf was able to change him and now he can help to change so many other lives.”
CHRIS ARCENEAUX - Ambassador Mercedes-Benz | Professional Golfer | Taylormade Golf | Entrepreneur | Consulting | Philanthropist | Spokesperson | Motivational Speaker | Strategist | Brand Ambassador | President of Generations Sports and Founder/CEO of The Darby Foundation
For nearly 5 years, I had the honor of working with staff and a few hundred youth at the Center for Children and Young Adults in Marietta Georgia as their Life Skills Education Manager. I started working at the Center in the development department and immediately got started working on fundraising and a very large CDBG grant with the Center's team. Months later, a position opened for a Life Skills Education Manager, I took the position to be able to help the youth more directly by drawing on my experiences as a teacher, mentor, counselor, and businessman. Using my business and community connections, I provided the center with over 100 guests to speak personally to the youth at the center about a variety of topics related to career and character development. I've been able to place over 100 youth in part time jobs throughout the city. I developed skateboard and rocket clubs and source mentors for the kids. I've now taken on the position as their Secondary Education and Career Counselor. I find the work at the Center immensely rewarding. Freestyle Promotions Inc. has become a great conduit for numerous new opportunities for the Center and the wonderful foster youth living there.
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At Rockwell Dance Academy we focus on preserving the original dance styles of Hip Hop Dance like Breakin, Poppin and Locking as well as embracing the evolution of Hip Hop Dance.
What makes RDA unique is that the owners are two pioneer legends that helped trailblaze the style of Breakin and are now passing it along to the next generation.
They are so excited and blessed to be able to contribute to the culture by performing and teaching workshops, as well as master classes, to the youth worldwide.
Freestyle Promotions is currently working with brands interested in partnering with camps, after-school dance programs, breaking teams, and competitions. Let us know how this popular art/sport that's coming to the 2024 Olympics may help your business.
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Arch Creek Films is a boutique Production Company, we partner with writers and producers to develop projects from initial script, through to distribution. We work as a family to bring ideas to life and a diverse slate of productions to reality. That is our strength, both as a team and as a company.
Freestyle Promotions is seeking resources including investors and partners for multiple film projects. We are open to connecting with those interested in the film and entertainment business.
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Founded in 2018 by Chase Peterson and associates, Atlanta Premier is a professional esports organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta Premier combines the cultures of Atlanta with esports, gaming, and Hip-Hop music, with teams competing globally across multiple video game titles.
Atlanta Premier is Atlanta's go-to for esports coaching, educational programs, and competitions. Let us know if you have interest in the exciting world of esports. We can show you how to be involved.
Artportunity Knocks is governed by four pillars. These pillars were created to hold up the mission of the organization and keep the organization focused on meeting its core values. The pillars are: The Arts, Education, Community Service, Bridging Cultures. Through each pillar, the organization is able to serve a segment of the community that may or not be consider underprivileged, but is definitely underserved.
We believe that music and arts should be kept "clean" and positive by omitting lyrics that uses profane words, violence, drug/sex promotion, and degradation to any minority or majority group. We believe the arts should be inspiring, uplifting, and used to provoke positive behaviors.
We believe that educators should include the arts in their Core Subjects through a model called Arts Integration. We also believe that creative and innovative learning is the key to unlocking the minds of student with learning challenges and can be the key to graduating high school on time. This teaching and learning method will ensure that students with varying learning styles will have the opportunity to experience the motto of "Learning is Fun!"
We believe that positive arts should be used in the community to spark hope and positive change. We also believe in a wholistic approach to youth development by providing our students with essential needs such as nutritious meals during programming, school supplies, and parent engagement nights.
Artportunity Knocks strongly believes that unity between cultures can be bridged through the vehicles of Music and the Arts. Therefore, Artportunity Knocks classes, programs, and events are designed to include diverse genres, cultural arts, education and awareness of the varying cultures represented in the community they serve.
"Hiring Freestyle Promotions for Stategic Partnerships was one of the best decisions we ever made."
Freestyle Promotions is grateful to all current and previous clients including: Pepsico, AT&T, SVRA, Mt. Dew Brand Group, Papa John's Pizza, Converse, Pro-Tec, Brittania Clothing, Thom McAn Shoes, Hutch Bicycles, Harbro Motors, Whitin Community Center, RadarLive, Inner-City Games, Haro Bikes, GT Bikes, Ringling Brothers, Sea World, Planet X TV, Challenger Films, KRob Foundation, Swift Cantrell Park Foundation, Soccer Club of Oceanside, Darby Foundation, Hollenbeck Youth Center, JSAW Foundation, AMTC, Kennesaw Parks and Recreation, Battle Creek Skatepark, Kids Korps USA, The Center for Children and Young Adults, Andretti's Indoor Karting and Games, Youth Opportunities Network, multiple church youth ministries, Power of Peace Project, 2020Teknology, the Rockwell Dance Academy, Arch Creek Films, Brian Gartland Entetainment, NxtUp Esports, Tierra Caliente Dance Academy, CodieDog.com, Atlanta Premier Esports, Tap2Interact, Telco Media Entertainment, Lakepoint Sports Community, Pro Golfer Chris Arceneaux, Virtues Project, Dreamhouse Managment, and more.
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