In the world of increasingly elaborate and expansive care packages sent to players in training camps, The Ballengee Group, a full-service sports agency who started their football division last year, sent more than items to their clients; they sent a message as well. All the goods featured in their 2020 care packages are from black-owned businesses. The packages include goods from Maximo Apparel, Tonus Headphones, WRLDINVISION Apparel, Pur-Home, Holly Hall Supply Co., Red Bay Coffee, and Mister Relaxation. In addition, there will also be a shirt from current Oakland Athletics’ left-fielder – and Ballengee client – who began a partnership in June with Breaking-T to advance his “Plus One Effect” charitable initiative.
The Ballengee Group, whose tagline is ‘Make it Matter’, clearly mean to demonstrate they are more than just talk in regard to social justice initiatives. In addition to their care packages the Dallas-based agency has made a charitable donation to Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, a group whose mission is to create a racially inclusive city. The funds from this newly formed partnership will be put towards a scholarship providing students an opportunity to attend the Facing Race National Conference virtually.
“Ballengee Group recognizes the need for social change across the globe. We’re hopeful that our support of these businesses, organizations, and our clients can provide a positive impact in the mission,” said Ballengee Group Founder, Alex Ballengee.