Top Spin Charity Celebrity Tournament

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Sixth annual tournament brings together sports and entertainment stars and executives to benefit five city organizations for underserved youth

NEW YORK (Nov. 11, 2014)  TopSpin Charity announced it will support youth education in New York City with a charity table tennis tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 6:30-11:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. Tickets for the sixth annual event are now on sale, $125 for event entry and $225 for table tennis tournament entry
TopSpin, a national philanthropic group, dedicated to empowering America’s youth through education, will bring together more than 1,500 members of the sports and entertainment industries, including top sports executives and athletes from New York-based professional teams.
"TopSpin strives to make an even greater impact each year for an amazing group of nonprofits working with young people in New York City," said Peter Farnsworth, Founder of TopSpin Charity.  "It's always so motivating and impressive to see how executives from across the professional sports leagues, area teams and leading media companies and agencies come together to make such an incredible contribution."
Headlining this year’s event is the Celebrity Tournament in which professional athletes and celebrities from New York City will play on an elevated stadium court. Jason Pierre-Paul was the 2013 TopSpin Celebrity Tournament Champion. The event will also have an Open Division in which participants can register and a Professional Division boasting 10 players from USA Table Tennis, four of which are Olympians, including three-time U.S. Women’s Singles Champion Ariel Hsing. Winners of each Division will receive official TopSpin trophies from Tiffany, and be awarded with a VIP trip to the Venetian/Palazzo in LasVegas.
The charity event will bring 15 of New York’s top restaurants together, offering an unprecedented catering variety. The event will have a Coca-Cola Lounge, Keurig CafĂ© and two satellite bars. Additional event elements include a Bosco photo booth, golf simulator and silent auction in partnership with Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia. New York City natives D-Nice and MICK will return to DJ TopSpin NYC again for 2014.
TopSpin will donate all proceeds secured in 2014 to five charities – including two first time beneficiaries – working to better the educational opportunities for underserved youth:

·  A Better Chance – FM: The flagship charity that TopSpin has funded for six years, the Fayetteville-Manlius chapter of A Better Chance near Syracuse, N.Y., focuses on increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented, low-income students from New York City. TopSpin’s funding will go towards yearly expenses and college prep programs.
·  New Heights Youth, Inc.: New Heights, one of TopSpin Charity’s two new beneficiaries in 2014, aims to educate and empower promising inner-city youth to be leaders, champions and student-athletes by developing the skills necessary for success in high school, college and life. The organization’s “College Bound” program promotes academic, athletic and life skills success by engaging youth over time.
·  Horizons – BFS (Brooklyn Friends School): Brooklyn Friends School provides college prep programs for students from Preschool through 12th grade in Brooklyn, serving 135 low-income families every summer. For the third consecutive year, funds raised by TopSpin will provide S.T.E.M. programming for summer and afterschoolparticipants.
·  Prep for Prep: Prep for Prep, another new TopSpin Charity beneficiary, is an educational, leadership development program that provides New York City's most talented and promising minority students with access to a superior education and life-changing opportunities at leading independent schools in the City and boarding schools throughout the Northeast.
·  Wishbone: In its second year of partnership with TopSpin, Wishbone is committed to closing the nation’s achievement gap by bringing quality out-of-school opportunities to at risk and low-income high school students.

Holidays : Classic Movie List for the Holidays , Whats is your Favorite ?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Most of us spend a good deal of time watching television or Netflix (Our Favorite) over the holiday season. If you are looking for your Holiday fix here is a  great list to use.

Here is our  pick for quality viewing time for the visitors in your home this week and next. There are also different movies we watch for different reasons.
1-     It's a Wonderful Life - On the Top of any list. We watch it every year, and it just keeps getting better.
2-      Miracle on  34th Street - The original is a heartwarming story. You cannot help but smile and think of the kinder days in your childhood.
3-      Deck the Halls-  It tells the story of just how competitive we have become with Christmas decorations
4-      The Santa Clause We all know what it’s like to have to agree to something and we feel unworthy.
5-      The Christmas Shoes It will make you pay attention to the people in front and around you. You may be able to make someone’s wish come true
6-      This Christmas It will remind you that being with family  is  truly the best gift of year.
7-      The Preacher’s Wife-  It tells the story of healing and love’s enduring heart.
8-      The Nativity. It reminds you  of what Christmas is Truly about
9-      The Polar Express. It may be animated but it tells a story of Hope.
10-    A Christmas Story. Surely we all have seen it but you need to watch it again just for the laugh out loud quality of the child and the frozen flag pole.
11-    Home Alone - The first one, not the sequels! A really good family film for the holidays, except there's no family! Funny gags, hilarious antics and truly feel-good moments as well. (one of our favorites)
12-     A Charlie Brown Christmas  - We know it's a made-for-TV movie, but to ignore it would be stupid. Generations of kids have grown up on it.
13-    Elf  - Will Ferrell drives this great-for-the-entire-family Christmas comedy. Of course the uncredited appearance of Peter Billingsley is a special holiday treat.
14 -   Bad Santa  - Come on, admit it! You know it made you laugh. There's just something funny about a drunken Santa.
Just Added - Best Man Holiday , just love that movie 
What is your favorite holiday movie?
Happy Viewing!

Holidays : A list of Dope Activities For the Holidays !

We Just  love the holidays.
They are a special reminder of the two greatest joys in life: our relationship with God and our relationships with others.
When it comes to making the most of the holidays, it’s important to take the time to connect with the people God has placed in our lives. Sometimes that means getting together and building our relationships with one another.  Other times, it means reaching out with the love of God to the world around us.
As you take the time to love and be loved this holiday season, here are a list of my favorite holiday activities that will add cheer, joy, and charity to your life and the lives of those around you!  So choose a date, send an invite, and make something happen!
1.  Have an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
2.  Host a Cookie Exchange
3.  Get a group of friends together for Caroling.  Make it special by visiting those in need at a senior home, a children’s hospital, or a local shelter.
4.  A good ol’ snowball fight.  You’re never too old for this!
5.  Have a holiday photo booth! With fun props, signs, and outfits.
6.  Baking and decorating Christmas cookies!
7.  Wrapping up gifts to deliver to those in need.
8.  Getting together to fill Operation Christmas Child boxes to send to children in third world countries.
9.  A Christmas movie night marathon (It’s a Wonderful Life better make that list!)
10.  A contest for decorating the best Gingerbread man/house.
11.  Hosting a White Elephant Gift Exchange
12.  Christmas candy/Chocolate fondue night!
13.  Baking cookies to deliver to the Homeless Shelter
14.  Volunteering at a Soup Kitchen to serve a meal
15.  A Christmas Music Worship Night
16.  Check out the Big Tree at Rockefeller Center
17.  Hosting a clothing or Coat  drive
18.  A holiday-themed dinner party
19.  Having Friends and family  over for hot chocolate and cookies!
20.  A DIY Christmas Ornament Making Party
21.  A Holiday-themed Scavenger Hunt around Town
22.  Volunteering with the Salvation Army or Toys for Tots
23.  Getting involved with Angel Tree Ministries buying gifts for children of prisoners.
24.  Driving Around and Looking at Lights
25.  A Chat by the Fireplace with good friends and yummy hot drinks.
No matter how you choose to celebrate this Christmas season, be sure you take the time to love and be loved. 
What are some of your favorite holiday activities?

By Debra Fileta

Nationwide: Protesters Rally Around Eric Garner #ICANTBREATHE

"We live in a country where we must support law enforcement, but law enforcement must support justice. What happens next will determine whether we just had a feel good session or whether we are moving toward change. I believe we are moving toward change"- @TheRevAl

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 :  Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Demonstrators around the country staged die-ins, blocked roadways and marched into stores to protest a New York grand jury's decision to not indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

Tensions were already running high around the nation because of a grand jury's decision last week to not indict a white officer in the shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. On Wednesday, more protests erupted after a grand jury in New York City decided not to indict a white officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man who gasped "I can't breathe" while he was being arrested for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.
Hundreds of protesters marched and many briefly laid down in Macy's flagship store, Grand Central Terminal and an Apple store. They streamed along Fifth Avenue sidewalks and other parts of Manhattan, with signs and chants of "Black lives matter" and "I can't breathe."

News outlets reported that demonstrators later blocked traffic on the FDR Drive in Lower Manhattan, spurring arrests. Police didn't immediately have information on the number arrests.

In Oakland, California, hundreds of protesters briefly blocked Interstate 880, a major freeway, on Friday night. There were no immediate reports of any arrests or injuries.
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Protesters gather in Oakland in the wake of the grand jury decision.

In suburban New York City on Friday, about 65 demonstrators lay down on a street corner in protest. Among them were Jason Walker of Atlanta, in New York for a wedding, and his 3-year-old daughter, Jaidyn. She told her father she wanted to lie down when the demonstrators did, and she lay on the sidewalk for the full 7 minutes, occasionally covering her eyes.

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Protesters rally at Foley Square in Manhattan.

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The scene in Brooklyn near the Barclay's Center stadium was similar as hundreds took to the streets, some carrying fake coffins.

In New Haven, Connecticut, home of Yale University, hundreds of demonstrators marched Friday afternoon from the law school to the courthouse. In New Jersey, dozens of students from Rutgers University walked through New Brunswick, slowing downtown rush-hour traffic to a crawl and forcing the city to postpone a tree lighting ceremony scheduled at Monument Square.

In Colorado, students walked out of class Friday to protest the decisions not to prosecute police in New York and Ferguson. In Aurora, a suburb of Denver, eighth-grader Bennie Mahonda walked about 5 miles to the municipal center, shouting "Hands up, don't shoot!" to honks from passing cars. She had her parents' permission but promised her mother she would return to class after the demonstration, which she called "social studies outside of class."

"It makes us kids feel unsafe, that we're outsiders, enemies of society," Bennie, who is black, said of the decisions by the grand juries in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.

In Florida, activists marched through the streets of midtown Miami and blocked a major causeway connecting Miami to Miami Beach. In Providence, Rhode Island, several hundred people blocked downtown streets, while city police had to stop some protesters from walking onto Interstate 95 on Friday night. No arrests were reported.

The protests have been mostly peaceful.





SOURCE - huffingtonpost

Today is Women's Entrepreneurship Day - Celebrate, Empower and Support Women in Business #WOMENWOW #WED

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 #WED at the UN- Rose Byrne, Quvenzhane Wallis, Lesley Jane Seymour of More Magazine, Amy Robach of GMA, and Miss Universe Gabriela Isler speak on social entrepreneurship.

Today is the day we celebrate women entrepreneurs!
"The WED mission is to engage women and men globally to pledge their support for a women owned business/cause with: Talent, Time, or Treasure. WED promotes the idea that empowering a community advances the next generation of leaders. "

The inaugural Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) will take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The United Nations Foundation has joined to support Women’s Entrepreneurship Day founder Wendy Diamond and sponsors PwC, BNP Paribas, Nestle, and Microsoft for an in-person event at the United Nations. To ensure global citizens everywhere can join in the celebration, the event will be live streamed in 144 countries. This monumental event, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and GEW, will be the world’s largest celebration of successful entrepreneurs, women innovators, and job creators launching startups; bringing ideas to life, driving economic growth, and expanding human welfare.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is a part of a worldwide movement that will continue throughout the year in support of female entrepreneurs on every continent. The primary goal is to empower women and their businesses. This will lead to the creation of a think tank comprised of global women leaders and the message: Expand businesses with social good initiatives in communities locally and globally.

“Empowering women worldwide and investing in their futures helps drive and promote economic vitality and security locally and globally,” said Diamond. “Twenty-first century leadership skills, such as cooperation, communication, and sharing are more commonly associated with women. We want to celebrate the unwavering positives that women entrepreneurs bring to the global economy as well as inspire and support future generations of women entrepreneurs. By working together with partners like the UN Foundation we can ensure that the important issues of women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship are reaching audiences around the world.”

On December 3, 2014, the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving, WED will also launch the digital campaign ‪#‎WomenWOW‬. Inspired by #CyberMonday, ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ and Small Business Saturday, this social media campaign will encourage everyone to support women owned businesses and causes

FACT: There are over 812 million women in developing countries who could contribute more fully to their economies.

Tamara Mellon, Co-Founder of Jimmy Choo, speaking at #WED. We love when she said- "It takes sweat, blood and tears to be an entrepreneur."

Check out and make a pledge at -

Lecrae Anomaly Tour at Wellmont Theater in New Jersey

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This past weekend ,Gospel Rap Artist Lecrae performed at Wellmont Theater in Montclair , New Jersey. Great Sold out show.

                                                            Credit : BOK Center

2014 Learn Vest Live NYC

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The World Is A Girls Runway had the privilege of attending Learn Vest Live event , this is our second year attending. It was an awesome event!, an award-winning program for your money.Their mission is to help you feel amazing about your money. LearnVest mission is to help make financial planing affordable , accessible , and delightful .

Learn Vest host third annual event in New York City. Over 2000 people were in attendance. 

The speakers at this year's  Learn Vest Live includes 

Alexa von Tobel  , Learn Vest founder & Ceo and author of The New York Times Best seller Financially Fearless
Stacey Griffith , Inspirational fitness guru and Soulcycle's ultimate Senior Master instructor

Michael  Norton, Professor at Harvard Business School and co-author of Happy Money : The Science of Smarter Spending
Carley Roney, Cofounder of XO Group Inc , The Knot, The Nest and The Bump.

Janis Bowdler, Senior Program director, JPMorgan Chase. 

Lauren Maillian Bias, Founder and Ceo of Luxury Market Branding, Founding Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners and author of The Path Redefined

Check out pictures below 

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