“Having David Simon on board, particularly as we are on the threshold of so many phenomenal accomplishments, is truly exciting,” said Grand Master Eric O’Neal, Sr. “The unsurpassed knowledge, creativity, and skills he brings to the table ensure that the LIONMAN brand will soon be recognized on a global scale. We are truly honored to have him partner with us!”
“I am very proud and privileged to join Grand Master O’Neal, President Obama and the First Lady on one of the most important projects in our time.” said Simon. “President John F. Kennedy similarly challenged Americans 50 years ago. Once again we are prepared to spread the message to millions of young people: ‘Exercise and nutrition are cool and will help you improve and enrich your lives.’ Now is the time for all Americans to join together and support an important initiative for every American family. As the song says, we must ‘Teach Your Children Well.’”
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About LIONMAN Foundation
Founded by 7 Time U.S.K.A. World Karate Champion, International & Masters Hall of Famer and
2 Time Gold Medalist in the GoodWill Games, Grand Master Eric O’Neal, Sr., the LIONMAN Foundation (501c3) has created The Legend Of LIONMAN and Seven teenage fictional super heroes called
The Seven KURODOS in comic form; he uses them as educational tools to integrate martial arts etiquette. Grand Master O’Neal has been an integral presence in martial arts for over 37 years and has worked in a variety of capacities with the youth of New Orleans for over 25 years. The Legend of LIONMAN and The Seven KURODOS series was developed to inspire, delight, uplift and educate millions of youth worldwide.
About Simon Bros. Media & Entertainment Inc.
David L. Simon formed Simon Bros. Media In 2000 to lend his knowledge and proficiency in identifying opportunities for development and production of multi-platform media. Simon is a uniquely accomplished executive with a vast entertainment and media career in the U.S. and around the globe. He is recognized for his distinctive team building management style, a result of his hands-on experience in content development, production, marketing, distribution and finance for the industry's most prestigious corporate brands.
About Let’s Move!
Let’s Move! Is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and better able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, the focus of Let’s Move! Is to start children on the path to a healthy future by teaching them at an early age the practice of healthy eating habits and instilling in them the importance of exercise.
About the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) promotes healthy lifestyles through fitness, sports and nutrition programs and initiatives that educate, engage and empower all Americans. PCFSN is comprised of a committee of volunteers, appointed by the president, who serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services. For more information on PCFSN, visit www.fitness.gov. For more information about the President’s Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program or the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA), visit www.presidentschallenge.org.
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Dr. Marc Williams at 504-258-7773
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GrandMaster O' Neal, founded The LIONMAN Foundation a 501(c3) non-profit organization in 2000. The Vision and Mission is to empower today’s youth by promoting self-confidence,
self-discipline and self-respect through the Martial Arts & Entertainment.