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Look What You Helped Us Accomplish in 2020
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

2020… What a year to remember and what a year to forget. It was a year of ups and downs for everyone, and the Mack Family Foundation was no exception. However – despite all of the challenges – Coach, Christi and the rest of the foundation were still able to accomplish a lot in the community between a mix of old programs and new initiatives.

We kicked things off in February when Coach and Christi paid a visit to Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School to launch their ninth overall Coach Mack’s Corner. This Coach Mack’s Corner was presented by Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co and featured Mack-themed wall decals, a seating area for the students to read and bookshelves stocked with hundreds of age-appropriate books.

Like most other organizations, the Mack Family Foundation had to make adjustments once the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March. With new and more urgent needs arising in the community, the Macks took action and donated 10,000 meals through the WLKY Virtual Food Drive. The meals went directly to families most affected by the economic impacts of the pandemic.

Even with students learning virtually from home, the Macks wanted to make sure they were fully prepared to take on the new school year. The Mack Family Foundation’s Back to School program ensured that 100 local inner-city kids would start the school year with brand-new backpacks full of essential supplies. This program was facilitated through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.

The impact created by the food drive earlier in the year was so great that Coach and Christi decided to incorporate hunger relief into the foundation’s mission permanently. In October, the brand-new Food for Thought program was launched at Layne Elementary, providing 15,000 meals over the next year through a food pantry in the school. This program plans to distribute 45,000 meals in the next 12 months.

Returning to their roots, the Mack Family Foundation launched their tenth Coach Mack’s Corner – and fifth in Louisville – in November to the students of Frayser Elementary. Due to COVID-19, the Macks were unable to be joined by students for the ribbon-cutting. However, this newest Coach Mack’s Corner offers an exciting addition to these students’ day-to-day lives.

Finally, Coach and Christi wrapped up 2020 by hosting a fully-virtual Sneakerball on November 18th. After multiple postponements, Sneakerball was finally held via a livestream broadcast and showcased both the new and the old community initiatives that Coach and Christi are taking on. Guests enjoyed stay-at-home steak dinners courtesy of Jeff Ruby’s and bid on dozens of once-in-a-lifetime auction packages.

2020 proved to be a challenging but successful year for the Mack Family Foundation. The mixture of new and old programming enriched the lives of thousands of inner-city Louisville kids. In spite of the uncertainty that 2020 brought with it, Mack Family Foundation sponsors and donors came through in a big way. We are so grateful for the continued support we receive in the community and look forward to changing even more lives in 2021!


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