By Madisen Carter
If you have been in the Unlimited Potential Basketball’s training facility lately, you may have seen tall and skinny purple aluminum water bottles. These water bottles are more than your average bottle of water. They are filled with one of the most naturally purest and highest sustainable sources of water in the world, known as Heart Water.
Heart Water is a three-time International Award Winning Water that was founded in 2017 by Ylianna and Michael Dadashi. The water is Artisan Alkaline rainwater that is directly from the clouds, and through the unique purification process, they ensure the most naturally purest water available. Heart Water comes in aluminum bottles that are known to be better for the environment as aluminum is 100% reusable and recyclable, compared to plastic that takes 400 years to degrade.
Heart Water is not only just about bringing customers sustainable water and taking a stand against the plastic epidemic, but Heart Water also has a foundation that provides clean drinking water to the communities around the world that are water challenged. The Heart Water Foundation helps improve the lives of children around the world that are suffering from disease, extreme poverty and addiction. On Heart Water’s website, it says that Heart Water gives back 23% of the profits from every Heart Water bottle purchase to a child in need.
The company also emphasizes authenticity, transparency and humility. On the website, Heart Water allows the community to tell their personal stories using the hashtag #PourYourHeartOut. The mission is to start a ripple effect of empathy and authenticity for people all over the world.
In May, UPB’s Coach Packie Turner posted an Instagram video sharing that he and UPB is partnering up with Heart Water for Mental Health Awareness Month. Coach Packie said that he and Heart Water would be sharing ways that they prioritize mental health and how they will stay committed.
“Mental health can impact a player’s performance because if you’re not right [in your head], it can just really affect how you may react to things. It’s really easy to get caught up in what happened a second ago or what could happen in the future, but those who are truly successful are always present in the moment,” Coach Packie said in the Instagram video. “One way to always remember that is to look down and look at your feet and be where your feet are. That means we‘re always right here, right now, and I try to share all that with everybody who comes in my gym.”
When purchasing Heart Water, customers can choose between the 16 ounce water bottles or the 23.9 ounce water bottles in a 6 or 12 pack. As of now, when a case is purchased, Heart Water is donating a case to individuals on the frontline fighting the COVID-19 crisis.
According to Heart Water’s website, Heart Water’s mission “is to nourish the mind, body, and soul of people around the world. We bottle water made with heart, down to the last drop. Our goal is to quench the universal thirst for love and connection, making this world a more mindful place. Everyone has a story. Everyone has a purpose. Let’s pour our hearts out and ignite a ripple effect of authenticity and empathy for all people everywhere.”
UPB is proud to be teamed up with Heart Water and appreciates their values of helping communities around the world and helping the environment. You can learn more about Heart Water and their mission on their website.
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