What DeSean Jackson needs to break a Jerry Rice NFL Record

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Repost: By The DeSean Jackson Foundation, 8/12/2018

 

We’re close enough to the 2018 NFL season that we can start talking about records that could be broken in the normal course of the Bucs’ season ahead.

DeSean Jackson has a chance to break one of Jerry Rice’s career NFL records. No, not the 197 career touchdown catches, not the 1,549 career catches, not the 22,895 career receiving yards — to be clear, nobody in history is within 40 touchdowns or 220 catches or 6,000 yards of those marks. Pretty amazing.

The record in jeopardy? Most total touchdowns of at least 60 yards in a career. Jackson has 22; Rice has the record at 23, so with just two deep balls in 2018, Jackson has a cool (if obscure) place in the history books. Want to stump a friend? Ask who the next three on the list are. Maybe you get Devin Hester (21), but probably not Bobby Mitchell (20 from 1958-68) or Lance Alworth (19 from 1962-72).

Jackson didn’t have any plays of 60-plus yards last season, just the second time in his nine NFL seasons that he went a full year without one, along with 2011.

Jackson’s 60-yard touchdowns come from all over — 14 with the Eagles, eight with the Redskins; 17 on receptions, one on a rush and four on returns. He had six (!) in 2009.

You can find video of most of the 22 here on the NFL’s site.

Since 1994 (as far as pro-football-reference.com goes back for this), Jackson has the most 60-yard touchdown receptions with 17, more than Randy Moss (16), Terrell Owens (13) and Steve Smith (12). The only NFL player with 10-plus 60-yard TD runs in that span is Adrian Peterson, with 13.

How embarrassingly close was Jackson to another 60-yard score? In 2011, he had a 61-yard touchdown catch that was reviewed and determined to be a 60-yard catch and fumble at the 1-yard line as he tossed the ball a split-second too early in celebration. The Eagles punched it in on the next play.

The Bucs last year also charted Jackson’s all-time ranking in total touchdowns of 50-plus yards. He has 26, and one more will tie him with Owens for third at 27; only Moss (29) and Rice (36) have more than that.

So anyway, you have something obscure to root for in 2018. We’ll have more traditional records (that don’t involve Rice) that could fall as the season nears …

 

DeSean Jackson lifts spirits of teen D.J. Myers, who was paralyzed last year at a football camp

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TAMPA, Fla. — By the time Rhonda D’Haiti got to her 16-year-old son D.J. Myers’ side on July 25, 2017, he’d been strapped to a stretcher, airlifted to the hospital and was moments away from undergoing a 10-hour surgery. Unable to move from the neck down, he looked up at her and said, “If I can’t play football, I’m going to die.”

Fast-forward one year, and Myers, who is now 17, is in a wheelchair and unable to feel anything below his belly button. Football is out of the question, and he has yet to return to his regular classes at South Lake High School in Groveland, Florida. But he’s in good spirits and thriving, thanks in part to some encouragement from Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson, whom Myers met in person for the first time Saturday.

“I can’t do it, I can’t do it,” Myers said, fighting back tears, burying his face in his hands and unable to look up as the three-time Pro Bowler walked toward him. “Oh my God, man. Oh my God.”

It was Jackson’s face he saw on a cellphone video, days after surgery, when he was recovering, and Jackson’s autographed jersey that came in the mail. Several friends and family members had reached out to the Buccaneers, telling them about the accident, the result of a collision during a football camp.

“What’s going on D.J.? It’s DeSean Jackson, wide receiver [for the] Buccaneers,” he said in the video. “I heard I was your favorite player. I just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery. Put God first, keep praying, I’ll pray for you as well and hopefully everything goes back to normal. I’m sorry about your injury. Get well, and like I said, put God first and God bless you. Take care, man.”

“I know he was down. I just wanted to send him an encouraging message, to not get down on himself,” Jackson told ESPN. “When you’re diagnosed with being paralyzed and not having a chance to walk, that’s definitely a devastating thing. So [I was] just trying to motivate him and cheer him up a little bit.”

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Doctors had to go through the front of Myers’ neck and then the back to remove a fractured C5 vertebra and replace it with a metal piece. A rod was inserted where he fractured his C6, fusing it with the bone. Myers had to have a tracheotomy tube put in to help him breathe. He was in the hospital for almost four months. Hearing from his hero, whom he’d followed since middle school and whose jersey Nos. 1 and 11 he wore, too, brought a glimmer of hope when Myers needed it most.

“I was really in a down place. When he sent that, it really made me want to do therapy, it made me want to get up out of the bed, just do stuff like that,” Myers said. “I was doing therapy, literally, and he sent me the video, my heart just like dropped. I was like, ‘Wow. He really cares for me.’ It really touched my heart that he did that for me. Because not a lot of players would ever be able to do that, ya know?”

Doctors told the family it’s too soon to determine how much Myers will recover. His spinal cord wasn’t severed, but there was damage to it, a condition referred to as incomplete quadriplegia. Myers has regained a small amount of dexterity in his hands. He gets severe headaches, too. Then there are the muscle spasms and stiffness in his legs. The physical therapy has been exhausting.

“It’s like you having a migraine, times 100,” D’Haiti said of her son’s condition. “I don’t know if it’s the shock that goes through his body, but [there] are times where the [muscle] spasms can be so intense that it will literally freeze him.”

Miraculously, though, Myers has been able to stay on track with his schoolwork through correspondence courses and finished last year with a 4.0 GPA. He is entering his senior year and took senior pictures with his high school teammates.

Additionally, Myers has been nominated for the Teen Leadership Council at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and is now running for president of the council.

“His spirit has never faded,” D’Haiti said. “His faith has never faded. He’s still a typical 17-year-old. Like he always says, ‘He’s broken but not defeated.’ That’s his mindset that we try and keep.”

Jackson introduced him to teammates as his little brother. They talked football and video games. Jackson even said he’d get him a copy of the new Madden for his Xbox.

“Is your game nice though? Is it nice or not?” Jackson joked.

Myers snapped back, “Yeah, man, I will whoop you!”

Jackson laughed, “I’ve gotta get your gamer tag then.”

“[I told him], ‘Don’t get down on yourself,'” Jackson said. “I know it’s hard, it’s tough, especially going through therapy. [He’s] taking it one step at a time and just really trying to better himself. Mentally, just not being able to just get up and go outside and walk and play with friends, I’m sure it’s [frustrating], but I’m just trying to encourage him …”

Jackson’s encouragement means a lot, especially now. High school football is starting up again. Myers’ dream was to earn a college scholarship to play at Florida State. Now, he’s volunteering as an assistant to help the high school’s coaching staff, who honored him by retiring his jersey.

Jackson marveled at Myers’ willingness to help his teammates.

“That just shows his motivation, his willingness not to quit, to not give up,”  Jackson said. “It shows other players around him that he might be going through something tragic, but he’s gonna continue to be motivated. It shows others around him that it’s not gonna break him.”

 

Gayle Jackson: 2017 Single Mom’s Planet – Sports Mom of the Year

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 17, 2017) –The star-studded 4th Annual Single Mom’s Awards took place at The Peninsula Beverly Hills on May 11. Presented by Single Moms Planet, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization created to assist struggling single mothers, the Single Moms Awards honors notable individuals who inspire, provide an example or give support to single mothers through their work, philanthropy or volunteerism.

Actress Garcelle Beauvais was honored as Entertainer of the Year; Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, Earth Friendly Products CEO, was honored as Business Innovator of the Year; Baby Ecos was honored as the Family Brand of the Year; Gayle Jackson, Co-Founder, and CEO of The DeSean Jackson Foundation, was honored as Sports Mom of the Year; Joanna McFarland, Carolyn Yashari-Becher and Janelle McGlothlin, founders of Hop Skip Drive, were honored as Corporation of the Year; Christy Salcido, Senior Vice President of Ketchum Inc., was honored as Visionary of the Year; Jan Perry, General Manager of the Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development, was honored as Leader of the Year; and Karla Keene, CEO of Clarity RX, was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year.

Single Moms Planet was founded by event producer and television host, Neferteri Plessy to bring much-needed programs to under-resourced single mother households.

The event, held at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, was hosted by NBC 4 Los Angeles reporter Beverly White and author/TV personality Rosie Rivera, sister to late banda singer Jennie Rivera. Among the guests were NFL stars DeSean Jackson, Rodger Saffold, Jamon Brown and Todd Gurley, as well as actors Daphne Wayans, Carrie Stevens, Christy Buss, Alyssa Reeves and many others.

[Rodger Saffold, LA Rams; DeSean Jackson wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Jamon Brown, LA Rams; Todd Gurley, LA Rams as seen here showing their support of Single Moms Planet.]

This year’s presenters included Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley; Actor, Tom Williamson (“The Fosters”); TV Producer, Kerri Zane; Entrepreneur, Anastasia Soare, founder of Anastasia of Beverly Hills; CEO of The Balanced Mom, Asia Saffold; and noted fashion bloggers Heidi Nazarudin and Rachel Pitzel.

DeSean Jackson, wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed up to support his mother as she was being honored as the Single Moms Planet, “Sports Mom of the Year.”

[DeSean Jackson wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his sister, A’Dreea,  attend the Single Mom’s Awards in support of their mother Gayle Jackson as she received Single Moms Planet “Sports Mom of the Year” Award.]

“I am very honored to be here to receive this award and to be a part of such strong community of people,” Beauvais said. “I am very thankful to Single Moms Planet and to my incredible family which is the most important thing in my life!”

[Joanna McFarland, Carolyn Yashari-Becher and Janelle McGlothlin, founders of Hop Skip Drive are presented with the “Corporation of the Year” award by the CEO of The Balanced Mom and wife of NFL Player Rodger Saffold of the LA Rams.]

[Anastasia Soare, founder of Anastasia of Beverly Hills, presents actress Garcelle Beauvais with the Single Moms Planet, “Entertainer of the Year” award.]

Gayle Jackson: 2017 Single Mom’s Planet – Sports Mom of the Year

GAYLE JACKSON – CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, THE DESEAN JACKSON FOUNDATION

2017 SINGLE MOM’S PLANET SPORTS MOM OF THE YEAR

4th Annual Single Mom’s Awards

HONORING GAYLE JACKSON

“Single Moms Planet Sports Mom of the Year Award”

We are proud to announce that we are honoring Gayle Jackson with the 2017 Sports Mom of the Year Award. Gayle is the Co-Founder and President of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, founded in 2009 to raise Pancreatic Cancer awareness, after her husband, Bill, died from Pancreatic Cancer while her son, DeSean Jackson, was a rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles. The mission of the foundation is: To advance the common good by caring, cultivating, collaborating and advocating–One Team, One Purpose.

To date, DJF is one of many business ventures developed by DeSean and Gayle Jackson; but, the only non-profit entity in their diverse portfolio of interests and holdings. Gayle takes a considerable amount time and effort to keep DJF a separate, distinct brand with no encumbrances from DeSean’s personal or professional interests. DJF is a public charity that has been incorporated in each NFL city where DeSean plays with the intent and purpose to improve the quality of life for those in need, acceptance, sensitivity and tolerance through their unique brand and DeSean’s status in the NFL; and, the Jackson family is truly hands on. This requires a complex strategy of re-branding from the NFL franchise markets of the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; and, as always their home base in Los Angeles, CA. Gayle also oversees all of DeSean’s professional and personal endeavors, brand and image as his mother, manager and business partner.

In 2013, the Jacksons were successful in bringing the documentary The Bill Jackson Project: The Making of a Father’s Dream to fruition. It was the result of 18 years of Byron Jackson documenting every aspect of the making of his NFL All Pro brother, wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, from Pop Warner to the NFL Pro Bowl; and, the rocky journey of a family to stay together through it all, despite their differences and in the face of mounting pressure; and Bill Jackson’s battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  The documentary was distributed by several major cable outlets, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Target and was selected for viewing at the prestigious San Francisco Black Film Festival XL, June 13th – 16th, 2013.

In 2015, BET debuted the unscripted, reality show, DeSean Jackson: Home Team, which one again profiled the Jackson family living the atypical everyday lives of a NFL family who’s matriarch is a single, phenomenal woman who leads a team of female associates who manage the personal and professional affairs of a high-profile professional athlete.  Gayle received numerous accolades for her honest depiction of the obstacles, pitfalls, uncertainty and truth about the reality of being an NFL family; and, especially being a mother of a NFL player—her strength, resolve and brutal honesty.  The reality show was filmed during NFL off-season and aired for one cycle on BET.


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On June 16, 2017, the long-awaited Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez on Me, (another Jackson business venture) will be released. DeSean, is an investor, movie producer and has a cameo role.  Gayle states this is part of God’s plan for transitioning her son for life after football with her blessing and support. Evidence of the values and virtue instilled in DeSean by his mother.

Gayle is a graduate of Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, former probation officer for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and was formerly employed at Warner Bros and Capitol Records, Los Angeles, CA in the legal, marketing & artist development (domestic & international) departments; Ron Sweeney, Esq. who managed Kylmaxx, Alexander O’Neal, Cherrell, The Time, BabyFace and others; and, Patrick Raines & Associates who managed Al Jarreau and other artists.

Gayle has been profiled numerous times during DeSean’s tenure in the NFL in regards to her work as a former board member, of the Professional Players’ Mothers Association (PFPMA); NFL Mom’s Read Across American Program, the Pancreatic Cancer “Purple Out” and as her son’s liaison with the NFL, NFLPA, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. She was also profiled in Ebony magazine in its special Mothers’ Day edition that highlighted prominent NFL players and their mothers; and, was one of the recipients of the 2015 Beauty In/Beauty Out (BIBO), Los Angeles, phenomenal women awards.

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DeSean Jackson: 4TH Annual Celebrity Softball Game, June 11, Bowie, MD

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Post By:  Joie Adams, The DeSean Jackson Foundation, 6/6/2016

Please join DeSean Jackson, of the Washington Redskins, and his friends from the NFL for their 4th Annual Celebrity Softball Game, in Bowie, MD, on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The purpose of the annual event is to raise awareness and funds for prosthetics and orthotics for our nation’s heroes as elite NFL players compete against the Amputee Warrior Softball Team.

Where:  Prince George’s Stadium, Crain Highway, Bowie, MD, Gates Open: 6:00 P.M.

About the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team represents some of our nation’s bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers and veterans. These men have sustained severe injuries resulting in amputation, and through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again, playing against able-bodied teams in exhibition games across the country.

Their armor now includes prosthetic legs and arms, along with extreme perseverance and attitude. Together they are the WOUNDED WARRIOR AMPUTEE SOFTBALL TEAM.

Martin Luther King, Jr. – Day of Service

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Day of Service

A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF!

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community service that helps empower and strengthen local communities.

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One Team, One Purpose!

One Team, One Purpose!

DeSean Jackson, CEO,  DeSean Jackson Foundation, and a Washington Redskins wide receiver, appeals to Washington Redskins’ fans, local corporations; and, individuals to become engaged in service activities to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday to support volunteer projects across the DMV. Please  turn out and ‘turn up’ at your local community events in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18, 2016.

Visit the MLK Day of Service website for more information on how you can get involved and make the King Day of Service, “A Day On, Not a Day Off!”

WHAT IS THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF SERVICE?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”

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http://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday

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DeSean Jackson: EA Sports Madden NFL Football Night, Franklin Middle School, Chantilly, VA

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[Repost by JLA, The DeSean Jackson Foundation, 12/17/2015]

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Ahmad Nassar, President, NFL Players Inc., invited several Washington Redskins, Darrell Young (FB) #36; Morgan Moses (OT) #76; and, DeSean Jackson (WR) #11 to join him at Franklin Middle School, Chantilly, VA to promote EA Sports Madden NFL: Football by Numbers, an educational game that combines football and math.

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Ahmad Nassar acquire the position as the new President, of NFL Players Inc, in February 2015 after Keith Gordon stepped down. Nassar joined NFLPI in 2009, most recently serving as executive vice president of business affairs and general counsel. Nassar has overseen the organization’s major legal and business initiatives, including negotiating with partners such as Electronic Arts, NIKE, Panini and ESPN. He also led negotiations on NFLPI’s landmark 10-year commercial agreement with the NFL. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our players, partners and staff as the next President of NFL Players Inc.,” said Nassar. “NFLPI has seen growth through partnerships as well as expanded into new and creative deals, benefiting our players, partners and the entire business of football. We hope to continue building on that momentum and branching out into other areas, including new technologies.” Nassar received his JD from the University of Chicago School of Law and graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. Immediately following his graduation from law school, Nassar served as law clerk for the Honorable Denise Page Hood in the Eastern District of Michigan.

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DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins’ wide receiver, and his foundation, The DeSean Jackson Foundation, have partnered with and acquired sponsorships from the Electronic Arts Foundation and EA Sports for several years. “I was honored and humbled to be selected by President Nassar to play an integral role in the launch of EA Sports Madden NFL: Football by Numbers which educates and empowers youth through cutting edge technology” states Jackson.

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About NFL Players Inc.

NFL Players Inc. is the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. NFLPI has been a trusted resource since 1994, delivering access to the influence, power and personal stories of NFL players. NFLPI is a “one-stop shop” for businesses seeking licensing rights, access to players through hospitality and events, marketing strategy and player procurement. For more information, please visit http://www.nflpa.com/players.

About NFL Players Association

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is a non-profit, professional sports union that protects the best interests and welfare of all NFL players. It serves as the exclusive bargaining agent for all NFL players in collective bargaining. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA is governed by a Board of Player Representatives, acting in accordance with the NFLPA Constitution and federal labor laws. The NFLPA’s responsibilities include: Representing all players in matters concerning wages, hours and working conditions and protecting their rights as professional football players; ensuring that the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement are met; negotiating and monitoring retirement and insurance benefits; providing other member services and activities; providing assistance to charitable and community organizations; and enhancing and defending the image of players and their profession, on and off the field. For more information, visit http://www.nflpa.com

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About the DeSean Jackson Foundation

Please visit, http://www.deseanjacksonfoundation.org

DeSean Jackson Foundation: Donates Books to 92nd Street Elementary, Los Angeles, CA (Watts)

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Contact: Gayle Jackson, President, The DeSean Jackson Foundation, deseanjacksonfoundationceo@yahoo.com
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DeSean Jackson, CEO, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation and a Washington Redskins’ wide receiver; and, his mother, Gayle, President, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation made an in-kind donation of brand, new books to the 92nd Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA (Watts), as part of their foundation’s holiday giving program.

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Dr. Priscilla Currie, Principal, at 92nd Street Elementary, Los Angeles, graciously accepted the donation for the school library on behalf of her students who were in dire need of current, age appropriate, ethnically diverse reading materials.

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Gayle Jackson states that it was extremely important to my son, DeSean, that our foundation enhance our programs and services to include a component to promote literacy so we made several book donations to school in the Washington Redskins’ franchise market this year; and, he desired to also select a school in Los Angeles to be the recipient of a holiday giving book donation; and, 92nd Street Elementary, in Watts, was chosen. The school is one of several schools that Gayle Jackson tours during the football off-season with NFL Moms and the Read Across America program. The books were received prior to the holiday break because DeSean said it was imperative to encourage students to read with their entire family during the break from school; stay out of trouble; and, exercise your body and mind.

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Needs Assessment:
In America’s public high schools, 45% of black students and 43% of Hispanics (as compared to 22% of whites) drop out before their classes graduate. Dropout rates are especially high in urban areas with large minority populations, including such academic basket cases as the District of Columbia (57%), Trenton (59%), Camden (61.4%), Baltimore (65.4%), Cleveland (65.9%), and Detroit (75.1%).

Of those black and Hispanic students who do manage to earn a diploma, a large percentage are functionally illiterate. Black high-school graduates perform, on average, at a level that is four academic years below that of their white counterparts. Of all graduates in the class of 2011, only 11% of blacks and 15% of Hispanics were proficient in math, as compared to 42% of whites. Similarly, just 13% of blacks and 4% of Hispanics were proficient in reading, versus 40% of whites. As political science professor Lydia Segal notes in her book, Battling Corruption in America’s Public Schools: “It is in cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Philadelphia where the largest numbers of children cannot read, write, and compute at acceptable levels and where racial gaps between whites and blacks and Latinos are widest. It is in large cities that minority boys in particular, trapped in poor schools, have the greatest chance of flunking out and getting sucked into the downward spiral of crime and prison.”

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For more information about the DeSean Jackson Foundation, please visit: http://www.deseanjacksonfoundation.org.

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Dear Mrs. Jackson,

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and DeSean for your generous donation. What greater gift than to put books in the hands of children? You donation is greatly appreciated and needed.

Heartfelt thanks,

Priscilla Currie
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Principal

“Believe in your best…have a goal for the best, never be satisfied with less than your best, try your best, and in the long run things will turn out for the best!” –Unknown

Congrats, NFL Mom Gladys Bettis, 2015 Woman of Courage Award Recipient

Gladys Bettis, 2015 Recipient

Gladys Bettis, 2015 Recipient

Vincentian Academy Honors Gladys Bettis, Others For Courage, Selfless Service
December 9, 2015 4:55 PM By Rick Dayton, CBS Pittsburgh
[Re-Post by the DeSean Jackson Foundation, 12/10/2015]

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — For the past four years, Vincentian Academy has been honoring men and women from Pittsburgh for their selfless service, and this year is no different. This year’s honorees are working to make Pittsburgh a better place.
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One of the honorees is, Gladys Bettis, an NFL Mom, who mentors and nurtures new NFL Moms when their sons are drafted into the league. Mrs. Bettis was honored, at a banquet in Pittsburgh, as the 2015 recipient of the Vincentian Academy “Woman of Courage” award for her courageous battle against breast cancer; and, the work she does in the community supporting other women through their various stages of breast cancer.
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“I didn’t feel that I was worthy of this,” said Gladys Bettis. But the mother of Hall of Fame running back, Jerome Bettis, is the Woman of Courage Award winner. She says she wasn’t sure how courageous she was until winning her battle with breast cancer. “I heard Jerome say, “My mom is so strong.” I knew I was a little strong. I didn’t realize I had the strength that I do. I do have it and I’m just so blessed to be here,” said Gladys Bettis.

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DeSean Jackson, CEO, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation; and, his mother, Gayle Jackson, extend their sincere congratulations to Mrs. Gladys Bettis, the recipient of this prestigious award.

Extreme Skins Tailgate – PIG Roast – RAISED $905.00 For the DeSean Jackson Foundation

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December 10, 2015

ASHBURN, VA
Media Contacts: Gayle Jackson, President, DeSean Jackson Foundation; deseanjacksonfoundationceo@yahoo.com

December 8, 2015 (11:08 a.m.)

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DeSean Jackson, CEO, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation (DJF); and, his mother, Gayle Jackson, President, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, extend their sincere thanks for the unconditional love and support of the Extreme Skins Tailgate fans who worked diligently and hard to raise $905.00 for The DeSean Jackson Foundation.

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DeSean Jackson states that he is humbled and honored to have DJF be chosen as the charity of choice for their holiday giving; and, applauds the group for their history of supporting numerous non-profit and public charities that include the individual passion and purpose of Washington Redskins’ players off the field.

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Mrs. Christie Lopez, Co-Founder, of the Extreme Skins’ Tailgate, presented the proceeds from the event to DeSean Jackson at DeSean’s annual, “Shop with a Jock” event, at the Wal-Mart, in Sterling, VA.  Ms. Lopez also volunteered at the event and states that it was very moving seeing Jackson interact with the children; and, the Redskins’ players who came out to support DeSean and his foundation.
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Official Extremeskins Tailgate & PIG Roast was held on December 7, 2015

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ABOUT THE EXTREME SKINS TAILGATE:

The Extremeskins Tailgate has become an institution at Fedex Field, and it is because of all the members involved. The dedication, hard work and investments by folks year in and year out is second to none. This tailgate is getting bigger every year and is well respected because of our passion, our friendly welcoming environment and the charity we do. The Redskins organization has recognized our contributions and how we present ourselves and because of that, has recognized our tailgate as official Redskins Fan Captains. We continue to strive to do our best as the best tailgate at Fedex Field!

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Once again, the Extremeskins Tailgate will have containers available for the Extremeskins Charity Funds. There will be one container for our charity of choice for this game; and, the recipient will be The DeSean Jackson Foundation. Please donate what you can; and, the funds will be presented to the foundation on Monday, December 8, at the DeSean Jackson: Shop With A Jock annual event for vulnerable youth, at the Wal-Mart, in Sterling, VA, at 5:30 p.m.

What An Extreme Skins Tailgate?

We are a gathering of die hard Washington Redskins fans who love to come together and have a good time out in the lots before and after the game. Our tailgate has become a very popular point at Fedex Field, and we have been featured in numerous media broadcasts. If you like to eat great food and enjoy tasty beverages while playing games, listening to tunes and chatting about the burgundy and gold with fellow die hard fans, then this is the place for you!

 

Who Do I Contact?

You can get almost every question answered by posting in this thread, but if you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact Huly or myself via PM or by emailing: pez@gwu.edu or skinshuly@gmail.com

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For More Information About The DeSean Jackson Foundation, please visit, http://www.deseanjacksonfoundation.org.
Contact: Gayle Jackson, President, or Joie Jackson, P/R and Media Relations E-Mail: deseanjacksonfoundationceo@yahoo.com

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