BONNIE-JILL LAFLIN, ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT & CEO TO RUN FOUNDATION
RUSH FORWARD FOUNDATION NAMED AS NEW SUBSIDARY
January 4, 2013—Los Angeles, CA – Bonnie-Jill Laflin, founder of Hounds and Heroes, a 501 c3 Foundation started in 2010, has announced that Jill Pavel will serve as the new President and CEO.
Pavel has worked in the capacity of Directorship in the world of non-profits for over ten years and brings her vast experience working with nationally recognized non-profits to Hounds and Heroes. Pavel’
Hounds and Heroes’ mission is dedicated to raising awareness, inspiring hope and creating funding for charities driven by Heroes. The Foundation embraces and supports Military Heroes, First Responder Heroes, Medical Heroes, Education Heroes, Social Cause Heroes, Children Heroes, Animal Rescue and Animal Rights. The new subsidiary, also founded by Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Kareem Rush & Jill Pavel, will support the Children Charity Platform as a vehicle to promote the causes for Children separate from the Hounds and Heroes initiative which mainly focuses on Military, Animals and First Responder Organizations.
Hounds and Heroes will be raising funds in collaboration with their Charity Platform Participants through National Campaigns, social media, fitness, corporate support, and through community based fundraisers spear-headed by the Ambassadors.
Since Pavel’s start with Hounds and Heroes, she has set up an Ambassador Program supported by Nationally recognized celebrities such as Oscar Pistorius - 2012 Olympian, John Salley - 15 year NBA Veteran, Pierre Garcon -Washington Redskins, Mike Napoli - MLB All Star, Dr. Jerry Buss - Owner of the LA Lakers, Joanna Krupa - Actress/Model and Animal Activist, Kyle Maynard - 2004 & 2012 Espy Award Winner, Joel Harper - Celebrity trainer to the stars, Danny Johnson Founder of The Sweaty Betties, Will Blackmon – 2012 Super Bowl Champion NY Giants and Everyday Heroes who will also act as the voice and advocates in their communities to help drive our mission to help other Charities in need.
For more information or to make a donation to Hounds and Heroes, please visit http://www.houndsandheroes.org
About Founder Bonnie-Jill Laflin:
Bonnie-Jill Laflin is an American model, sportscaster and Television personality. Laflin is the first and only female NBA scout for the Los Angeles Lakers, and has been awarded a Super Bowl ring with the 49ers and five NBA championship rings with the Lakers. Laflin, an avid troop supporter, has traveled to Afghanistan and Iraq for Goodwill and USO tours—with 18 tours under her belt. Her accolades in the sports industry include broadcasting jobs for: Host of ESPN2’s “Speed World,” correspondent for ESPN, host on NFL Network, cast member of Spike TV’s “Hotlines,”