August 20, 2017

RISE ABOVE THE BULLYING JAM

This song was written for everyone who is being bullied. Work on yourself and don’t allow anyone to make you think lesser than what God made you to be. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU MATTER!!!  Leon was bullied when he was young but he focused on his music and it became his weapon. The bullies liked his songs so much that they stopped bothering him and eventually they became his friends. For the bullies, he also has a message – to use their energy in a constructive way.

Listen to the song and share it with those whom you think will benefit from it.

RISE ABOVE THE BULLYING ASSEMBLIES

As part of his new Children’s network, Ready 2 Rise, Mr. Leon is now focusing his outreach on middle and high schoolers to show them how to rise above bullying. He talks about his experience when he was young and how he was bullied by kids that he had to hide from every day. He then talks to the kids about their gifts and how they could turn them into gold. He finds a way to weave in his songs with words that gets into the hearts of the kids which plant seeds of greatness that will stay with them as they get older.

Mr. Leon Visits High Schools

Mr. Leon Visits High Schools – This month, Mr. Leon had the opportunity to go to Niles, MI and encourage the kids who are graduating. He was their keynote speaker for their Baccalaureate and he also did an assembly for the whole school

leon at the assembly

Family Appreciation

his video is an overview of what transpires when I come to your  church. My goal is to S.I.N.G – Sow Into Next Generation –  by doing a Family Appreciation Day and stimulate family closeness between parents and the children. Call 702-992-0508 or email me at mrleon@mrleon.org. Let God use you to strengthen our precious body.

YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN…

YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN is the fruit of our labor with the youth.  When Mr. Leon, started the S.I.N.G. Foundation, his goal is to mentor kids to influence other kids for the better. Most of the songs on this album were written with that in mind. Rise Above the Bullying, Jam!, My Family, The Sky Is The Limit, When You Believe, You Can Begin Again—are just a few examples of songs whose words are aimed to sow seeds that would positively affect other people’s lives. This whole album is for everyone who is looking for hope and encouragement. It was done with a God given mantra, that whatever your state in life—YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN.

It’s going to be one of those experiences in an album that will last you for many years to come and not only will your kids like it but your grandkids will like it as well.

The CD will be available to the public March 1, 2014. For more info, call 702-992-0508 or email mrleon@mrleon.org.

Click HERE for Song Lyrics! Click HERE to order

PS 23 Video Shoot – With S.I.N.G. Kids and Astudia Dancers

Mr. Leon at the video shoot for PS 23, his first single with the S.I.N.G. Kids.  PS 23 will be loaded with talent and will be the first single with the winners of last year’s 2INSPIRE talent contest, as well as the Astudia dancers headed by Jane Maurer. PS 23 is scheduled to hit airwaves the beginning of 2014. Stay tuned to our Facebook pages –www.facebook.com/LeonPatilloFanPage and www.facebook.com/SINGFoundation as we will be posting the release of PS 23 there as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Leon Encouraging Kids at Lake Mead Christian Academy

This is Mr. Leon’s first attempt to test PS 23 with the kids at Lake Mead Christian Academy. He was invited by Pastor David from Green Valley Baptist Church whose children, Connor and Chloe are students of the school. Mr. Leon talked about his career and how essential it is to have one but at the same time, there is something more vital than one’s profession. He brought his first Gold album and gave the students a choice between Gold and Soul and explained why one is more essential to have than the former. The students were so thrilled at the event and many received the call for salvation.

     

 

 

 

 

 

2INSPIRE 2013 Talent Contest!

 

2iNSPIRE Talent Contest Rules

(Postponed to a later date)

Sponsored by Leon S.I.N.G. Children’s Foundation, Findlay Toyota

and Richard A. Susie & Associates

CONTEST OBJECTIVE – The main goal of S.I.N.G. is to inspire people and bring hope and encouragement to others. This is the main reason why we have the 2inspire Talent Contest. The judges will look not just for talent but for the content of your presentation and audience participation. They will base their decision on your Vocal Ability, Stage Presence and Overall Performance. Profanities, sexual innuendos, or distasteful presentation will be grounds for automatic disqualification. However, if you chose a popular song which has offensive lyrics but were able to change them to reflect a more constructive theme, it would be considered a PLUS to the judges.

By entering this Contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may result in disqualification. ALL DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES REGARDING THIS CONTEST ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL RESPECTS.

1. ELIGIBILITY – Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are 8-18 years of age. Contest void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited.

2. PRIZE DESCRIPTIONS:

    • $1000 will be divided among the winners ($500 -1ST prize, $300 -2nd,  $200 – 3rd)
    • Winners will have a chance to perform with Mr. Leon at local or national venues
    •  The 1st prize winner will have a chance to sing a song on a CD that Mr. Leon will produce.  (CD and variety show selection is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor)

3. HOW TO ENTER. Visit www.mrleon.org and follow the instructions to complete and submit the entry form. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. All entrant information, including e-mail address, is subject to the respective Privacy Policy of the applicable Sponsor.

4. REGISTRATION FEE – There will an entry fee of $25 per act. Registration Form Click Here

    • All entries must be accompanied by a completed registration form and all necessary location, material and talent release forms. Each entrant agrees not to submit any entry that infringes any third party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligations, or otherwise violates applicable U.S. law.
    • The contest sponsors are not responsible for lost, late or misdirected mail, printing errors, server unavailability, or computer or any other electronic or telecommunications malfunction.
    • All entries received that are mutilated, tampered with, illegible, or from ineligible entrants will be void.
    • All entries become the property of the contest sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

5. DATES OF AUDITION – Audition dates are February 9, 2013, March 2, 2013, April 6, 2013 with the Contest Finale on May 4th, 2013.  If for any reason, we have more contestants than anticipated, we will extend the audition period and change the date of the finals to June 1, 2013. Auditions will be held at 1 pm at Findlay Toyota, 7733 Eastgate Road, Henderson, NV 89011.

6. SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION.  Three (3) semi-finalists will be selected at the end of each audition. The remaining contestants who did not win will have a chance to compete again the next month for half the fee ($12.50). At the end of the audition period, the semi-finalists will compete and three (3) finalists will be chosen to vie for the first prize.

7. CRITERIA – Winners will be judged according to three different criteria: Stage Presence, Vocal Ability and Overall Performance.

8. MAIN EVENT – The main event will be held in Las Vegas Nevada on May 4 or June 1, 2013 depending on the number of contestants. Each finalist will be given up to 3 minutes to perform. The winners will be announced after all the participants have performed.

9. FFCA – Friends and Family Choice Awards – as part of our goal to teach kids how to market themselves, to create EXTRA EXCITEMENT to our contest and to help SING with all our children’s projects, we have added a category called Family and Friends Choice Awards where each contestant could ask their friends and relatives to vote for them.

Each vote is worth a dollar, so if a relative wants to cast 50 votes, it’ll be $50, 100 votes – $100. Votes can be made by going to www.mrleon.org/ffca and clicking on the picture of the contestant of their choice and following instructions. Votes can be paid by credit card, PayPal, checks or cash.

Each contestant will get 10% of their total votes.

Ex: If Mary has 100 votes, she will make $10, if she has 200 votes, she will make $20. This will teach the kids to market themselves.

The rest of the money will go into a pool—-60% will go to SING and 40% will be divided between 3 winners (the ones who have the most votes) who will get 20%, 12% and 8%, respectively. So, if the total pool was $5000, the first prize winner will get an extra $1000, 2nd – $600 and 3rd – $400. (Proceeds that go to SING will be used for other projects and to sponsor qualified but financially challenged kids.)

Each participant will be asked to send a picture a short bio and a link (YouTube or others) to a previous performance if any. Then, we will have a Vote Now! Button and the process from there is self explanatory. They can vote once or 5 times or 100 times all at once. We suggest a minimum of 5 votes to avoid extra transaction fees from PayPal J

For more info, go to www.mrleon.org/ffca. The contestants can even invite their Facebook friends or other social media friends to vote!

SING’s Directors and Staff will also promote the contest to our social media friends.

This will be an added treat to the finals and will keep the kids engaged with the ShowBiz Industry.

10. CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the Contest, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, Leon S.I.N.G. Children’s Foundation, Findlay Toyota, and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Contest, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Contest, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Contest and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity release; (iv) if prize involves travel or activities, any potential winner and travel companion (if applicable) may be required to execute releases of the Sponsor from any and all liability with respect to participation in such travel/activities and/or use of the prize; and (v) each entrant consents to Sponsor’s providing entrant’s name and email address to third parties partnering with Sponsor in the Contest so that entrant may be contacted by such third party. Affidavits and releases must be returned within ten (10) days from the date that Sponsor first tries to notify the potential winner.

11. DISCLAIMERS. (i) Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor’s servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. (ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor. (iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. (iv)Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this contest, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify or cancel this Contest based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. (v) SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS CONTEST OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. (vi) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

12. APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Nevada. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Contest will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Nevada and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Nevada. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Contest and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.

13. WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFY  – By submitting any audio or video entry, each entrant, its, his, her or their heirs, successors and assigns (“entrant”) thereby releases, forever discharges and covenants not to make a claim against or sue 2INSPIRE Talent Contest, its sponsors and their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, licensees, employees, officers, directors, representatives, successors and assigns, of and from all manner of action or actions, cause or causes of action, at law or in equity, suits, claims, demands, liability, loss, cost or expense, of any nature whatsoever, known or unknown, fixed or contingent, which entrant may have or hereafter have against the Contest by reason of any injuries or damages entrant may sustain, whether to entrant’s person, property, reputation, or otherwise, as a result of, incident to, or related in any way to the entry, the contest, or the use, incorporation or exploitation of the entry for any purpose described herein. Entrant waives and foregoes the right to seek injunctive relief against anyone relating in any way to the entry, the contest, or the use, incorporation, or exploitation of the materials for any purpose described herein. Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Talent Contest from and against any liabilities, losses, claims, demands, costs (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) and expenses arising in connection with any breach or alleged breach by me of any representation made in the entry or by virtue of submitting the entry.

14. AGREEMENT TO MAINTIAN CONFIDENTIALITY/NON-DISCLOSURE:  All family members will maintain the confidentiality of all our contestants, judges, volunteers etc… and agree not to disclose, imitate or duplicate the concept of the Leon S.I.N.G. Children’s Foundation of their mentoring program, the contest, and other programs designed by the staff of Leon S.I.N.G. Children’s Foundation.  Failure to maintain said agreement may give cause to Leon S.I.N.G. Children’s Foundation to take legal action.

15. WINNER LIST. The winners of 2INSPIRE Talent contest will be posted on our website, www.mrleon.org after the finals.

16. SPONSORSHIP. This Contest is sponsored by Leon S.I.N.G. Children’s Foundation, Findlay Toyota and Richard A. Susie & Associates

GO BACK TO www.mrleon.org TO ENTER THE CONTEST

 

Mr. Leon Records HIGHER PURPOSE A Song Dedicated to the Families and Friends of Newtown, CT

Proceeds from the Song to Benefit the Affected Families of Newtown

In light of the tragic incident in Newtown, Conn., Mr. Leon was moved to write, perform and produce “Higher Purpose”, a song composed to encourage and comfort the families of the victims of the horrendous tragedy that took the lives of innocent children and impacted families across the country.

Yes, it is a shame but it was not in vain
There’s a higher purpose for we who remain.
I feel them everywhere like angels in the air,
Saying, “Get on with your purpose, in my name.”

Download and add to cart below and help us spread the word. Let this song be a reminder that we need to prioritize the safety of our children.

“Our prayer is for everyone who hears this song to become more aware of the ongoing need to monitor our children. It will also remind parents and school officials to maintain participation in the protection of kids at their school, which should be one of the safest place for our children.” says Mr. Leon about the CT tragedy.

 

 

Price: $0.99

MR. LEON’s 2iNSPIRE TALENT CONTEST Winners

 

The main goal of S.I.N.G. (Sowing Into Next Generation), is to create a better future for our kids and grandkids thru music and the arts and let us tell you – we have talented kids!  Each of our winners want to be a role model and to inspire people, bring hope and encouragement to others.   At the contest, each kids walked away with cash from their percentage of votes from their Family and Friends Choice Awards.  We had 5 vocalists and 3 dance groups for our finalists.  They are currently working on their songs for the CD Project and area performances. We have also been able to sponsor 2 kids in vocal and dance coaching.

 

In our Vocal part of the competition our winners were: Joey Mecili who was accompanied by his brother Chazz, who rocked the house and were the top winners of the Family & Friends Choice Awards.  Joining him was Ricky Susie, Jazzy Cadiente, Sophia Ramos and Lauretta Williams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In our Dance portion of the competition our winners were:  Erica & Kaylie Sackett, Jasmyne Densley and Kassiday Barton who all dazzled us with their moves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will mentor these kids and train them to be positive role models. We believe in this upcoming generation and feel both a calling and a responsibility to invest in these young lives.  This is the main reason why we have the 2INSPIRE Talent Contest.