Sarasota, FL, May 13, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Effective immediately Continents Apart, LLC, http://www.continentsapart.com, known as “The largest national rep group specializing in drop shipping for home, gift and lifestyles” will assume exclusive representation of the Deacon Jones Foundation’s branded product line of limited edition giclees, officially licensed by the National Football League (NFL), and exclusively licensed to the Deacon Jones Foundation by each of the contributing artists represented, including all future releases. http://www.continentsapart.com.
The Deacon Jones Foundation is Committed to Making a Difference, Offering Inner-city Students Extraordinary Opportunities for Success
The Deacon Jones Foundation (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization) was founded in 1997 by NFL Hall of Fame member Deacon Jones, to assist young people and their communities with a comprehensive program that included education, mentoring, and community service. It was created with a mission to develop leaders--young, educated, talented, intelligent, accomplished people who understand their commitment to the communities from which they come, and have the tools and the desire to return to give back of their knowledge; to help those less fortunate; to help stem the cycle of inner-city strife and continuous depreciation of neighborhoods; to be positive role models for others to emulate.
Deacon Jones served as Founder, President, and CEO of the Foundation through his final days. His wife, Elizabeth, served as COO, and today has taken over the mission of the Foundation that meant so much to her beloved and legendary husband.
The Legacy of Deacon’s Passion through Fine Art
Today, the Deacon Jones Foundation is proudly embarking upon a new endeavor to fulfill its mission and Deacon’s dream, to serve youth populations who need our support. Through an exceptional arrangement with the National Football League, the Deacon Jones Foundation has launched an art program featuring the sale of museum-quality limited edition NFL fine art.
These gorgeous giclées are officially licensed by the National Football League, adding tremendous value and authenticity to each. All proceeds from the sale of these specially licensed works of art benefit the Deacon Jones Foundation and a newly formed outreach program for inner-city youth interested in developing their own artistic talents.
“As the only company officially licensed by the NFL and exclusively licensed by our artists to reproduce, market, and sell these beautiful limited edition giclees, we have a responsibility to our customers to provide the finest product and maintain the reputation of not only the Deacon Jones Foundation, but the legend of Deacon himself, and the trust and belief that the National Football League has given to us, as well. The professionalism and competence of the Continents Apart team make it the appropriate choice to represent these goals.”
Elizabeth Jones, wife of the legendary Deacon Jones, co-founder of the Deacon Jones Foundation, and now it’s C.E.O. stated, “This is why we sought out the skill of the Continents Apart staff, to enable us to achieve these principles in new and expanding markets.”
Continents Apart CEO Steven Husak stated that, “We are very excited to be working with a first class organization like the Deacon Jones Foundation and not only representing their wonderful and timeless product, officially licensed by the NFL, but representing a charitable organization that provides inner-city students with scholarships and grants to further their educational goals. It is an honor to represent this product and an even greater honor to see that 100% of the funds raised go towards continuing the foundation’s mission. Every enterprise I am involved in has the stated goal of making a difference in people’s lives, and this fits that goal perfectly!”