William D. Jones, MD, runs a private practice in Oklahoma City, OK, where he focuses on occupational and preventive medicine. William D. Jones, MD, earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in economics and French, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Oklahoma, and a medical degree from Brown University. In addition to his service as a physician, Dr. Jones contributes to a variety of philanthropic programs, including the Angel’s Foundation by way of the SWAT Academy.
SWAT Academy is a softball and baseball training facility in Oklahoma City, OK. SWAT, which stands for Success with Attitude and Toughness, helps young athletes develop the skills and character necessary to succeed in sports and in life. As part of its efforts, SWAT Academy is affiliated with several charitable organizations. One such organization is the Angel’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to local children who otherwise would not be able to participate in team sports due to financial hardship. SWAT Academy members raise money for player scholarships through various fundraising events and activities, and they donate 100 percent of the profits to the foundation.
For more than two decades, William D. Jones, MD, has treated patients from his private occupational and preventive medicine practice in Oklahoma City, OK. William D. Jones, MD, serves his community in a number of additional ways. He sponsors several local softball and baseball teams and contributes through his relationship with SWAT Academy.
Located on 50th Street in Oklahoma City, OK, SWAT Academy prepares softball and baseball players for competition at the high school and college levels. The academy additionally focuses on the development of each player’s character and commitment to charitable giving. SWAT Academy achieves these goals, in part, by hiring only the most qualified and dedicated coaches.
Any individual interested in becoming a coach with SWAT Academy must first undergo a background screening process. Those who meet the academy’s standards of character must then achieve certification with the Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit that also emphasizes personal growth through athletic activities.
While the academy strives to develop well-rounded individuals, SWAT also values athletic skill. All SWAT coaches have either played or coached at a highly competitive level. This experience allows coaches to evaluate individual players and develop practice routines that both benefit their strengths and improve their weaknesses. For more information on current SWAT coaches or to learn about other aspects of the academy, visit www.swatrebels.com.
Based in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD, specializes in occupational and preventive medicine. An active member of his Oklahoma City, OK, community, William D. Jones, MD, sponsors a number of local sports organizations, including the Angel’s Foundation.
Dedicated to ensuring all children have the opportunity to participate in sports, the Angel’s Foundation provides financial support to children and families who love playing sports, but are unable to due long-term or temporary hardship. The organization supports its mission over three steps. First, the Angel’s Foundation creates new relationships with individuals and organizations who agree with its passion. From there, the group finds donors willing to support its vision. Finally, the foundation carefully looks at every financial request to evaluate each applicant’s need for a scholarship.
All donations the Angel’s Foundation are tax deductible, and donors fall into one of three categories: Bronze for donations less than $50, Silver for donations between $51 and $1,000, and Gold for donations of $1,000 or more. Funds donated to the Angel’s Foundation go toward supporting families.