André Farr, chairman of the Black Sports Agents Association, has garnered more than two decades of experience in the sports management and entertainment promotion industries. Furthermore, André Farr is the founder of the Chairman’s Challenge, a nationwide effort to prevent health complications such as diabetes and obesity.
The Chairman’s Challenge promotes an active lifestyle, proper nutrition, and rest. It invites CEOs, chairmen, and business leaders to promote healthier lifestyles and to serve as positive role models. The ultimate goal of the challenge is to reduce the incidence of the medical and economic consequences of conditions such as diabetes and obesity in the community.
According to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans were living with diabetes in 2012. This constituted 9.3% of the population and was a 3.3 million increase from the 2010 figure. In addition, the number of obese, adult Americans was 78.6 million or over a third of the population between 2011 and 2012, according to a 2014 JAMA article by Cynthia L. Ogden, PhD, et al. Both diabetes and obesity can increase a person’s risk of developing heart disease, hypertension, stroke, and dyslipidemia.
A sports entertainment and management professional, Andre Farr is the chairman and CEO of the Black Sports Agents Association. Andre Farr leverages more than two decades of experience in sports entertainment to assist local nonprofit organizations, such as City Youth Exposure, with community support and fundraising.
Established in 2011 by Layah Willis, City Youth Exposure aims to help at-risk children overcome personal challenges to achieve success in academia, career, and life. This mission is realized by providing youth access to people, places, and resources they are not normally exposed to. As a result, the connections made and experiences gained empower the children to dream big and to work toward achieving their personal goals.
To continue its mission, City Youth Exposure relies on the generosity of donors and supporters. Monetary contributions can be made on its website, http://www.cityyouthexposure.org, in any amount. In addition, City Youth Exposure is part of the Goodshop.com and Goodsearch.com programs. Goodshop.com gives people the option to shop through its site at popular retailers, such as Macy’s and the MLB Store, and to donate a portion of the proceeds from their purchase to City Youth Exposure. At no cost, Goodsearch.com provides a Yahoo-powered search engine for visitors to locate websites and information online. Every time a person uses the search engine, a penny is donated to charities and nonprofits.
A partner at TEAM Services Corp., Andre Farr enjoys spending his spare time traveling around the world. Among his favorite destinations is Italy. Andre Farr has enjoyed taking in the culture and scenery on the island of Capri.
Known for its picturesque views and blue oceans, the island of Capri attracts an estimated quarter of a million vacationers per year. Visitors can enjoy sites like the island’s famed Faraglioni, ranked the number-one attraction by TripAdvisor. These rock formations jut up high into the air from the sea, and the largest is over 300 feet high. Comprising three pinnacles, the site is located on the southeastern corner of Capri. The Scopolo faraglioni is the only habitat in the world for a particular small blue lizard.
The Marina Piccola is a popular Capri destination for beachgoers. With a view of the Faraglioni, the beach is located on the south side of the island and is sheltered by a wall of rock, which keeps it warm year-round. People are often found sunbathing in and out of the water during the middle of winter. The best time to enjoy the beach is earlier in the day, before the sun sets at 4 pm.
A partner at TEAM Services Corporation in Los Angeles, André Farr is a seasoned sports and entertainment executive with more than two decades of experience. Outside of his professional activities, André Farr supports the work of several youth-oriented organizations and serves as chairman of the board of directors of City Youth Exposure, a Southern California-based nonprofit that creates positive experiences for children living in inner-city communities.
One of City Youth Exposure’s recent events took 10 students to Southern California Edison’s Mountainview Generating Station in Redlands. While there, the seventh- and eighth-graders from La Tijera K-8 School learned about power generation and the history of the Mountainview station, which is the first power plant to be built in the Los Angeles Basin in the last 30 years.
The small group of students was also given insight into the plant’s efficiency and how it manages to distribute power to businesses and private residences throughout Southern California. In addition, the students explored career opportunities in the fields of science and engineering. The one-of-a-kind experience was made possible through the generous support of City Youth Exposure board members and Southern California Edison employees.