AIAA’s Pro-Community’s goal and objective is to showcase the athlete and other professional sports associates in a different light as performers, as well as highlight the sports industry’s contribution to community. AIAA will involve and encourage the athletes to partner with us to commit to the advancement of the various charities and their endeavors … giving back by paying forward. The athletes, franchise owners and aligning businesses will have the opportunity to reveal their contributions through AIAA’s “Pro-Community” page.  The goal is to provide scholarships to students who achieve academically, as well as to those students who contribute “goodwill” in their communities through volunteer work and taking a “proactive” approach to enrich their neighborhoods. AIAA is designed to create an elite membership database for those interested in becoming card-carrying members with various benefits, i.e., subscriptions to industry magazines, newsletters, entry to various sporting and entertainment events, products, travel destinations, hotel accommodation discounts, etc.

Larry York Extracurricular/Volunteer Activities

Austin, Texas

  • Grand Opening of George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center (Docent/Volunteer coordinator)
  • Austin Revitalization Authority’s Taste of East Austin (Assistant event coordinator)
  • Education Austin “Read Across America” 100 Anniversary/Dr. Seuss (Read children stories to elementary school kids)
  • The University of Texas African-American Student Association’s Scholarship Dinner/Fashion Show (Volunteer coordinator/Stage manager)
  • Central Texas Tennis Association’s Annual Youth Fundraising Dinner (Master of Ceremonies for the non-profit organization)
  • Central Texas Tennis Association (Volunteer tennis instructor for neighborhood youths)
  • American Youth Works’ Clean-up Campaign of East Austin (Volunteer)
  • MS 150 Multiple Sclerosis Bike Ride (Houston to Austin) (Customer service assistant) … a Paul Carrozza/RunTex Production
  • Applied Materials’ 5K Walk-Run benefiting wellness (Registration volunteer) … a Paul Carrozza/RunTex Production
  • Huston-Tillotsen University 5K Walk-Run (Registration/Customer service volunteer) … a Paul Carrozza/RunTex Production
  • University of Texas UIL State Track Meet (Operations volunteer)
  • The 100 Club of Central Texas/KVUE –TV Telethon Fundraiser for Law Enforcement (Pledge captain)
  • Senior Olympics State Game (Operations volunteer)
  • Conference of Minority Transportation Organization (COMTO) Host Reception Convention (Registration volunteer)
  • Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts (Volunteer marketing fundraiser captain/Austin Convention Center operations volunteer; received/palletized/distributed donated items at various drop-off locations)
  • Austin Homeless (Food/clothing distribution volunteer)
  • Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway (Volunteer food server)
  • Texas Wildfires (Bastrop/Williamson Counties); (Coordinated effort for donated clothing)
  • KAZI-FM (Volunteer mentor to on-air talent “Below Zero” youth crew (middle/high school)
  • Inaugural Formula Expo 2012 (Registration/Fan Zone/Vendor Exhibition Adminisration & Breakdown)
  • PepsiCo Softball Slugfest III benefiting Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. Community Leaders Forum (Collateral Assemblying/Breakdown)
  • American Heart Association’s “Heart Walk” (Volunteer Swag Bags/VIP Tent Check-in)

Houston, Texas

Multiple Sclerosis 5-K Walk (Houston Chapter); (Sponsor and event participant)

Los Angeles, California

  • The 1st Annual Lou Rawls United Negro College Fund Telethon (KTLA-TV) (Pledge captain)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (Operations volunteer)
  • J. Martell/MTV Rock n Jock Celeb Tennis/Softball Tournament for Cancer, Pediatric Aids. Leukemia Research (Volunteer fundraiser/Event participant)
  • Bill Cosby’s Celebrity Tennis Tournament (Salvation Army fundraiser) (Volunteer/event participant & Official chair umpire)
  • Lucille Ball’s Celebrity Backgammon Tournament (Children’s Hospital fundraiser) (Guest fundraiser/event participant)
  • Jane Fonda’s Salute to Solar Energy (Guest/fundraiser)
  • Tom Bosley’s Cystic Fibrosis Celebrity Tennis fundraiser (Volunteer celebrity recruiter/event participant)
  • NFL Pro-Bowler, Carl Ekern fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters (Volunteer celebrity recruiter/event participant)
  • Actor Steve McQueen’s foundation for the Homeless fundraiser (Volunteer celebrity recruiter/event participant)
  • Abused & Battered Children fundraiser (Volunteer)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser (Volunteer)
  • Sickle Cell Anemia fundraiser (Volunteer)
  • California Special Olympics State Games (Sponsor/mentor; Registration volunteer)

Anaheim, California

Baseball great Don Baylor’s celebrity tennis tournament for Cystic Fibrosis (Celebrity recruiter/event participant)

Fountain Valley, California

NFL player/Heisman winner, John Cappelletti’s leukemia fundraiser (Volunteer celebrity recruiter/event participant)

Orange, California

Pro boxer Jerry Quarry’s Foundation celebrity fundraiser (Volunteer celebrity recruiter/event participant)

San Francisco, California

Cystic Fibrosis celebrity tennis fundraiser sponsored by Macy’s (Volunteer celebrity recruiter/event participant)

Chicago, Illinois

Easter Seals Bachelor Bid (Celebrity recruiter/fundraiser)

Frisco/Plano/Dallas, Texas

Lift Up America (Operations Volunteer/FC Dallas – Toyota Stadium)

Spud Webb 8th Annual Golf Tournament for A.W. Brown Education Center (volunteer/fundraising/awards coordinator)

Star Power Charity Golf Tournament (volunteer sponsorship hole/fundraising)

Julius Randle Cure Cancer Jam/Team Connor (basketball scorekeeper/tournament format assistant)

Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities Gala & Celebrity Golf Invitational (Volunteer Multi-tasks)

Special Olympics/Dallas (Tennis Mentor and Tournament Umpire)

If you or your organization would like to NOMINATE an ATHLETE for his or her PRO-COMMUNITY involvements & charity work, send us a link that lists the name of the athlete, the event/charity endeavor, date, city/state, website, etc., via email at [email protected]

Co-produced motorcycle bike for John Paul Dejoria's annual event for First Responders.
Fundraising w/Drew Pearson (D. Cowboys) & Major Applewhite (Univ Texas qtrback) at MS event.
Read Across America
Volunteer reading to elementary school kids on 100th anniversary of Dr. Seuss.
Fundraising and running with Rodd Newhouse for the 44 Strong Foundation benefiting heart disease.
Special Olympics volunteerism/Dallas, TX
Student Broadcast Mentor
American Heart Association Heart Walk
First Responders Kid's Summer Retreat
Annual summer retreat for kids/families of fallen/wounded First Responders.
William A. York
My beloved brother and former Navy Seal, William A. "Poppa" York. R.I.P.