Donation Helps Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Active Performance Gear (APG), owned by Paul Gravette/Gravette Companies, and Tennessee Nike Basketball Camp…

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Active Performance Gear (APG), owned by Paul Gravette/Gravette Companies, and Tennessee Nike Basketball Camp Director Drew Maddux have teamed up to support local youth and their families. Through APG they are donating thousands of dollars in performance apparel and accessories to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.

«Without the opportunity to play sports when I was young,» said Mr. Maddux, «I never could have achieved the level of ability and success I did as an adult. The Boys & Girls Clubs have such a positive effect on children when they need it most. Their neighborhood-based facilities are designed just for youth programs and activities. I’m proud to be able to do my part to help the Clubs and the kids.»

The activewear and gear donation by Mr. Maddux also comes from APG and its founder, Paul Gravette. «What prompted me to give to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee is knowing that they are there when the kids need them, whether it’s after school, during the summer, or whenever kids have free time,» said Mr. Gravette. «And of course they get the guidance they need from trained youth development professionals who act as role models and mentors.»

The donation comes at a time when the Boys & Girls Clubs need a helping hand. «These unprecedented times of lockdowns and uncertainty demand each of us to do our part to help wherever we can,» said Mr. Maddux. «I wanted to make sure they have what they need to continue their mission.»

Mr. Gravette, whose philanthropic efforts also include supporting organizations promoting child development, agrees. «Giving back is an integral part of my philosophy. I’ve been very fortunate in my life and I feel it’s not only a duty but a privilege to share my success with others who need a helping hand.»

About Active Performance Gear

Active Performance Gear was founded by Paul Gravette as an online portal for major manufacturers of the best in active wear and gear as well as the latest information on trends in the industry. Mr. Gravette is an entrepreneur and philanthropist with more than 20 years of successful experience in business start-ups, brand development, software development, internet marketing, customer acquisition and retention. He is considered an industry thought leader and is a highly sought-after business consultant. For more information, visit: and

About Drew Maddux

Drew Maddux has been instrumental in growing the Nike Basketball Camps in Tennessee, and has been Camp Director for 11 years. For the past 14 years he has also been the Head Coach at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville. A standout athlete, Mr. Maddux was a four-year starter at Vanderbilt University where he scored 1689 points in his career. Other honors include All-SEC Freshman, USA Olympic Festival Team, First Team All-SEC, and Honorable Mention All-American.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, visit:


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