Equal Footing Foundation is a non-profit charity, which was founded in 2009 by Fortunebuilders’ Than Merrill and his wife Cindy Phillips. Equal Footing Foundation is taking strides to increase healthy activity among underprivileged children.
The mission of Equal Footing Foundation is to help children from all walks of life, but in particular underprivileged children; to teach them how to lead healthy and active lifestyles through community involvement, sports and fitness.
The Merrill’s are both former athletes and believe that physical activity and community involvement promote a healthy lifestyle, break down barriers and build up self-confidence in youth. Than is a former NFL football player and Cindy a professional female bodybuilder. Through physical activities and sports you learn very important lessons about being a team player and working with others. You also learn a lot about yourself, which is very important.
Sports create a sense of routine, teamwork, commitment and guidance in a child’s life. In addition to the leadership you receive from a coach or mentor, which is an incomparable guidance.
Equal Footing Foundation has hosted throughout the years; backpack drives, volleyball clinics in Ghana, events with the local Boys & Girls Clubs and a comedy show fundraiser.