May 20, 2019
Contact: Terence L. Shigg,, (619) 234-2200


San Diego, (May 20, 2019) – Any Body Can Youth Foundation (ABC) is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Ben Hueso.

Billy Moore, President and C.E.O. from Any Body Can Youth Foundation will travel to Sacramento to join with one hundred other nonprofit leaders to be honored by their state senators and assemblymembers during a celebration luncheon as part of California Nonprofits Day on June 5th.

Any Body Can Youth Foundation was founded by Light Heavyweight Champion Archie Moore over 60 years ago. Archie Moore was a visionary. He not only predicted the drug, gang and crime problems we are having today but he developed a solution that works just as well today as it did 60 years ago. That solution is the ABC Concept. The Concept and the tradition of integrity, courage and self-respect were passed down to Archie’s son Billy Moore. Billy Moore is the current CEO and President of ABC. President Moore continues the mission of ABC today, which is to teach our youth to step off in life with their best foot forward, without cowardice but with courage and dignity.

“We give honor and glory to God. We are blessed to be able to stand up for and provide a safe space for the youth of San Diego to learn the simple do’s and dont’s of life. Boxing is vehicle to attract our youth but The Concept is the key. We are deeply humbled to be recognized by Senator Hueso as a Nonprofit of the Year,” comments Terence L. Shigg – Chief Operations Officer for ABC.

“Nonprofits are often hidden in plain sight,” explains Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). “California Nonprofits Day is an opportunity for our elected officials to celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.”

Additional Background
California Nonprofits Day, now in its fourth year, was formally recognized by Assembly Concurrent Resolution 62, authored by the chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector, Assemblywoman Monique Limón (Santa Barbara), who will speak at the celebration luncheon. Senator Holly Mitchell will keynote the luncheon. The day is organized by Assemblymember Limón and CalNonprofits.

According to “Causes Count,” a 2016 report commissioned by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the 4th largest industry in the state, employing nearly one million people. Each year, California nonprofits generate over $200 billion in revenue and bring in $40 billion in revenue from outside of California. The unpaid labor contributed by volunteers at nonprofits is equivalent to 450,000 full-time jobs every year.