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The Jayo Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit organization and proud member of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE). SEE, is a network of socially conscious and progressive 501c3 organizations. As we strive toward our goal of reaching more and more children each and every year the Jayo Foundation is able to capitalize on the incredible resources provided by working together with other like minded groups that are a part of the SEE program. SEE's board of directors add a great degree of practiced vision and practical application to our day to day operations and are a wonderful adjunct to the Jayo Foundation's Volleyball Helping Kids Council (VHKC). Combined with our wonderful sponsors we are optimistic of the Jayo Foundation's continued ability to meet its mission and service a growing number of young people.
The creation of the Jayo Foundation has met with great success. In our first three years we were able to meet and exceed the goals set out in our mission statement. The renovation of Pier 25 into a top notch playing facility, and the contribution of funds to the Dig For Kids Foundation, Foundation for the Advancement of Autistic Persons, the Chrysalis Foundation, and Operation USA as well as the motivational instruction of over 700 children by our Gold Medal and Championship winning player participants were wonderful accomplishments. With the help of print and television exposure the Jayo Invitational became nationally recognized as the premiere Celebrity-Pro-Am event in the country. In 2006 we look forward to another successful year with a focus toward broadening the size, reach and scope of our efforts.
The foundation was the vision of founder and executive director Jason Olive who, in 2002, created the Jayo Foundation to fulfill a three-fold mission:
To create a philanthropic outlet for people who love the sport of Beach Volleyball.
To raise financial support for worthy charitable causes which improve the lives of children in the areas of health and education.
To encourage and empower children to seek higher education.