IMC to feed 100 families for Thanksgiving!

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To Whom It May Concern, 


I have met many people from all walks of life.  I have met them in some pretty dark places, as well as some pretty enlightening ones.  I have met bad people and I have been blessed to run into some great ones.  Carrick Felix falls into the “great” category. 

I first met Carrick back when he was a freshman in high school and was one of the skinniest kids I have ever met in my life.  But he really loved the game of basketball.  He worked and grinded while his big brother, Doug, was a star at Millennium High. Than in one blink of an eye, Carrick grew (but was still skinny as a bean pole) and was jumping out of the gym.  He ended up leading Millennium High to a state championship before signing to play at the College of Southern Idaho, one of the top JUCO’s in the country.  After becoming the first junior college player to receive an offer from Duke, he decided to come back home and signed to play at Arizona State.   

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He played for three years there and became a factor in the PAC-12 conference before being drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Through tremendous adversity, he battled through some years in the NBA before ultimately deciding to retire from the game of basketball and chase a dream that had been manifesting for years.  A vision he had to help people that have gone through, or are currently going through, hard times like he did in the past.  Which introduced IMC, which stands for “Innovate, Motivate, Change.” 

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Carrick Felix was one hell of a basketball player.  A bouncy, freakishly athletic 6-foot-6 wing who filled into his body and developed an all-around game with a motor that did not stop.  With all that said, he is a better person than he ever was a basketball player, two-fold.  It is his goal to put together a team that can come together and help people that are in need of some assistance for this upcoming holiday and feed 100 families for Thanksgiving.   

So, on Saturday, November 17th Carrick and his IMC initiative is putting together a catered event at the Orange Tree Resort in Scottsdale to bring these families together and enjoy the day with good food and music and good vibes.  Each family will receive a box of Thanksgiving items to help feed their family, so that they can save some money on Turkey Day to take care of things that may need taken care of.  Please help us help these families and nominate anyone you know that may need a little push this time of year.  The deadline for the nominations is Monday, November 12th.   

Please get this to as many people as you can and contact either myself (Justin Vargas) at (602) 583-5163 or or Carrick’s mother, Beverly, at (623) 521-8815 or  

The Orange Tree Resort is located at 10601 N. 56th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.  If the family does not have transportation to get there on Saturday, there will be a shuttle running throughout the city to pick them up and will return them home after the event.  If for some reason a family cannot make it to the event, we will still love to help out with a box of food.  All we will need is their name, contact info and mailing address.  

Thank you for your help and please do not hesitate to contact me regarding any questions or concerns you may have.   

Please visit if you have the time and read about Carrick’s journey and his vision and plan to help as many people as he can in this lifetime. Something we should all strive to do.


Justin Vargas  

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