Rick Collins Presents Five Time UFC Champion Randy Couture With Honorary Plaque from “Leap for Life”
Honors MMA Superstar for Couture’s Lifetime Achievement and Role in Charitable Endeavors
Rick Collins recently presented MMA superstar and actor Randy Couture with a special award to commemorate Couture’s contributions to the sports/fitness arena and his philanthropic work. Collins, the founder of the worldwide fundraiser “The Global Leap for Life” (www.leapforlife.org) — a unique skydiving fundraising initiative that to-date has raised nearly $100,000 for charity — presented Couture with a plaque on behalf of Leap for Life at the recent Arnold Sports Festival held earlier this month, in Columbus, Ohio, and attracting more than 175,000 sports and fitness enthusiasts from across the country. The plaque was presented in honor of Couture’s longtime leadership both as one of the most successful mixed martial arts fighters of all time, as well as the important role he has played through his many charitable endeavors.
Presenting Couture with the award on the EXPO stage at the 2012 Arnold Sports Festival, Collins noted Couture’s many contributions not only to MMA history but his groundbreaking work in founding and growing his charity –The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation (www.xcgif.org.) The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation founded by Couture to honor the veterans of America’s armed forces, with the goal of raising money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families.
“On behalf of Leap for Life, we wanted to recognize Randy for his continuing contributions not only to the sports and fitness arena, but to honor him for the tremendous work he is doing with the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation,” said Collins, a partner at Collins, McDonald & Gann which celebrated its tenth year of sponsorship of the Arnold Amateur competitions this year. “In fact, we are so moved by the work being done by Randy and his charity in helping our country’s veterans that we are now in discussions to raise money for the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation through the 2012 Global Leap for Life, scheduled to take place in August.”
Further details about the 2012 Global Leap for Life will be forthcoming, and Collins remains excited about moving forward to raise awareness, and funds, to help the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation’s mission. Previously, Collins had encouraged hundreds of people across the globe to “skydive for a cause” to raise money for cancer research, and is looking forward to now also raising a significant amount of money for this important cause, as well.
For more information about Rick Collins, including information about the Global Leap for Life and links to last year’s event, visit www.rickcollins.com.