For over a decade, Michael Rapkoch has dedicated himself to aiding local nonprofits, schools and charitable institutions in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. Mr. Rapkoch is passionate about improving the quality of life for a variety of individuals, from local high school students to victims of domestic violence. He previously chaired an effort to improve low-income housing as part of Hearts and Hammers, which helps to refurbish qualifying homes owned by Dallas residents. His work was recognized by the Mayor of Dallas with a plaque commemorating his involvement and dedication. Other institutions he has worked with include Scottish Rite Hospital and the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Whether he is lending his time or financial aid, Mr. Rapkoch continues to find new ways to aid nonprofits and charities throughout the area.
Additionally, he a licensed soccer coach with the U.S. Soccer Federation and has coached numerous local youth soccer teams. He previously served on the Plano Sports Association Soccer Board.
The following is a list of nonprofits or institutions that Mr. Rapkoch remains dedicated to assisting:
-The Ocean Cleanup : The Ocean Clean Up is a non-profit organization which aims to remove 90% of the floating plastic from our oceans. They do this through new technologies with the eventual goal of putting themselves out of business meaning their work is done when the plastic is gone. This organization is active in removing existing plastic from the oceans and preventing the plastic from ever reaching the ocean itself.
-Seven Loaves Food Pantry/ The Storehouse of Collin County : The organization provides more than 100,000 pounds of food to over 1,000 families per month in Collin County and adjacent communities. The charity operates out of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, TX. Mr. Rapkoch donates around 1,500 Thanksgiving turkeys to local families in need. He has been assisting the organization every year since 2013 and was the title sponsor for 2020.
From the 2020 Annual Thanksgiving Distribution event:
"Today, we want say a BIG "thank you" to our faithful partners Sports Value Consulting (SVC) who have generously supported our Annual Thanksgiving Distribution for EIGHT consecutive years.
The Rapkochs believe in "building a bigger table" for our community.
“In a year where it feels like everything has changed, we felt it was even more important to give back as a company and a family,” said Michael Rapkoch, founder and president of Sports Value Consulting, LLC. “We have seen how The Storehouse has risen to the challenges of COVID-19, meeting the growing needs of our neighbors, and we are proud to be part of this Thanksgiving event for the eighth consecutive year. We hope that these Thanksgiving meals provide moments for families to come together and celebrate during these challenging times.”
Thank you Michael, Heather, Christopher, and Parker in helping us serve our neighbors today!!"
-The Family Place: For 40 years, the Family Place has worked to provide safe housing and eliminate family violence. With 178 shelter beds, it is the largest family violence service provider in North Texas. Mr. Rapkoch has donated to this organization for the past five years by providing furniture and financial aid. He is proud to help serve those who have immediate needs in the community.
-Parish Episcopal School and Richardson High School: Recognizing that many high schools, rather than colleges, have dire immediate needs, Mr. Rapkoch is focused on propelling local sports teams and their students forward by fulfilling any needs with donations and advice. He has helped to fund team Wish Lists as well as purchase weight equipment and jerseys.
-St. Andrew United Methodist Church: Mr. Rapkoch enjoys providing his time and financial aid to the local church and its Children's Program.
-Youth soccer teams in the Dallas area: Mr. Rapkoch is a certified soccer coach who has coached three teams over 12 years, purchasing cleats, balls, soccer camp memberships and other requests for these local teams.