By Randi Berger
Retired Miami Dolphin star Lousaka Polite and several athletes traded in their cleats and helmets to don suits and bow ties for a runway fashion show that benefits The Polite Way Foundation.
“Suit Up” was hosted by 6abc sports anchor Jeff Skversky and presented by MMA/model management agency in Philadelphia. Suit Up is a high-profile event that has something for everyone. Set in the comfortable 1925 cocktail lounge, the evening include; Runway show showcasing “wearable art” and looks from several hot designers, live music from world-renowned performers, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, decadent desserts and performances by a comedian and a magician.
The Foundation’s mission is to help single mothers develop strong support systems among their peers while focusing on self-efficacy, courage, and confidence. Mothers in general–but especially single mothers–are under tremendous pressure to be “supermoms.” They have to juggle the daily demands of raising a family without a partner to help bear the burden. Most won’t ask for assistance either because of the pressure to be all things to all people or because they simply don’t know where to turn.
Enter The Polite Way Program. In a strategy devised to put points on the scoreboard and win the game, the Polite Way Foundation developed an innovative program for empowering single mothers with a customized curriculum to help improve themselves, to understand how their minds work, to help them raise their self-efficacy and self-esteem by setting and achieving life goals.
Visit them at www.thepoliteway.org for more information about the Suit Up event.