Carlos Vieira Foundation

The Carlos Vieira Foundation is located in the heart of Central California. The Foundation was built on one man’s dream of helping children and families within our local community. The Carlos Vieira Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that focuses primarily on assisting autistic children within Central California. Through local support the Foundation is able not only to assist families facing autism but fight the war on drugs, as well as other major causes including children diagnosed with cancer. The Carlos Vieira Foundation offers its services and raises money for multiple organizations and causes that directly assist people in need.

It is our hope that our actions will help to empower children, individuals and families to achieve lifelong successes and improve their overall health, wellbeing and quality of life.

3rd Annual Gloves Not Drugs Boxing Show - 3/28/15                                                Special Guest Sugar Ray Leonard


Join the Carlos Vieira Foundation and the Merced County Sheriff's Activities League for our 3rd Annual Gloves Not Drugs Boxing Show in Livingston, California on March 28, 2015. Platinum sponsor 51FIFTY Energy Drink has graciously secured boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard to be the evenings special guest, watch the show and provide fans with a photo opportunity. 

The event is designed to give boxers from all over the state of California the opportunity to compete and show their skills in the ring. Over a hundred boxers anticipated and with Sugar Ray Leonard in attendance, the fighers are going to work hard to put on a good show! From right hook's to gut punches, anything can happen. Maybe even a TKO! 

Our goal for this event is to raise money to expand the Gloves Not Drugs boxing program throughout the entire state of California. The boxing program provide a safe place for at-risk children to go afterschool to learn discipline, strength, teamwork, and the art of boxing. 

Event will be held in the Livingston High School gym. Special ringside tables are available for purchase through the Foundation.

Visit the Event Page for more information. 

VIP Tables Ringside $200 - Contact Kelly Kappmeier 209-324-5952 to reserve. 


3/28/15 - 3rd Annual Gloves Not Drugs Boxing Show in Livingston, CA with special guest Sugar Ray Leonard.  

2/2/15 - Congratulations to Angel & Jacob Chavez two children in the Gloves Not Drugs boxing program who have made their way to the Silver Gloves Nationals in Kansas City, MO.


Picture taken at the 51Fifty Livingston Boxing Club with mother Lisa, Carlos Vieira, the Merced County Sheriff's Activity League representatives, Angel & Jacob Chavez, and Coach Dennis Moniz. 

Twitter - You'll now find the Carlos Vieira Foundation on Twitter. Follow us today! @Race4Autism

Foundation Central - January Newsletter 

Download and read the quarterly newsletter from our Foundation. This issue shares our year in review, detailing the accomplishments from 2014. 

January - Foundation Central 



3/12/15 - Sugar Ray Leonard Coming to Livingston - Merced Sun Star shares about the Gloves Not Drugs Boxing Show with special guest Sugar Ray Leonard. Read story

2/25/15 - Press Release - Community After School Program Secures Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard for kids Boxing Event

2/2/14 - A Tale of Two Boxers article distributed to the press regarding Angel & Jacob Chavez, two brothers who lost their father to gang violence but found themselves in the Gloves Not Drugs Boxing Program and have boxed their way to the top. Watch the TV segement KSEE Fresno aired. 

11/4/14 - Press Release - Local Organizations Team Up to Donate $26,000 to Children Fighting Cancer and Autism in the Central Valley

9/8/14 - Press Release - Autism Aid Expanded to San Joaquin County through Local Carlos Vieira Foundation Grant Program




The Carlos Vieira Foundation thanks the Stockton Thunder Hockey Team on our 1st ever Race for Autism Night with Stockton Thunder. that was held on 2/15/15. The evening was a great success and raised awareness about Autism and how the disorder affects the children in our community. Watch the video


Team 51 FIFTY proudly supports the Carlos Vieira Foundation. 51 FIFTY Energy Drink donates a percentage of all sales to the Carlos Vieira Foundation. Visit them at and Live the Madness.




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