The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™ is a non-profit organization devoted to providing positive messages and activities for people of all ages. The foundation also utilizes the Legends for speaking engagements, festival appearances, youth basketball camps and clinics.The Harlem Legends strive to bring communities together through assisting organizations in their fundraising efforts. The celebrity games and activities are fun, positive and family oriented.
The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™ is committed to helping to provide positive and educational activities for communities and organizations around the globe. The organization was founded by legend Michael Douglas, a former Harlem Globetrotter and the Harlem Legends basketball team.
The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™ brings together motivational speakers, NBA stars, Harlem Legends members, and entertainers to raise money for non-profit organizations, enrich communities across the nation and teach youth how to succeed in the game of life.
The Harlem Legends are a part of the Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™. The MDYF utilizes the Harlem Legends to carry out the mission and activities of the youth foundation. The Harlem Legends are a group of professional athletes, former players of the Harlem Globetrotters, NBA, NFL, and past USA Olympians and other professionals.
The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation has been chosen as an advocate for the President’s Fitness Challenge. http://www.presidentschallenge.org/ The Harlem Legends will take the lead in being role models for our youth and society through our activities such as our Hoops & Health Campaign, Shoot for the Stars Basketball & Physical Fitness Camps, Celebrity Basketball Shows and Motivational Programs.
About our Founder
“Luck only happens when preparation and opportunity meet”. Michael shares this message with youth because it also guides his life. Growing up in Memphis, TN, Michael Douglas had a love for the game of basketball. His dedication and determination led him to be an outstanding basketball player at all levels. Michael was an outstanding athlete at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis and became a leading athlete at Dyersburg State College in Tennessee. The opportunity presented itself in 1986 for Michael to try out for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters along with 1500 other outstanding athletes. Michael was the top pick for the Harlem Globetrotters and toured with the team from 1986 -1993. Michael has traveled to over 100 countries entertaining crowds as the 7th Showman in the history of the Harlem Globetrotters – sharing a positive attitude and embracing diversity.
In 1991, Michael founded the Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™ (MDYF) in order to help individuals and communities realize their optimal potential. The mission of the youth foundation is to provide activities that are fun, educational and provide a model of healthy living. The MDYF strive to help communities provide positive and educational activities for youth.