Photo Credits: NIL Media, Post by: DeSean Jackson Foundation
Photos from: July 23, 2021 – Registration, Meet and Greet with DeSean Jackson and the Parent University Forum & Q&A Session
Event Venue: California Lutheran University, William Rolland Stadium, 3256 Luther Avenue, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
More About the venue:
William Rolland Stadium and Gallery of Fine Art is the newest addition to the athletics complex on north campus. The two-story stadium, completed in fall 2011, has 2,000 fixed seats, an artificial turf field and outdoor sports lighting for football, soccer and intramural matches. The two-story stadium, which is designed to meet NCAA standards, will has approximately 2,000 fixed seats in the bleacher structure, a permanent artificial turf field and outdoor sports lighting. The facility will include an art gallery, coaches offices, locker rooms, meeting rooms and treatment/taping facilities. Approximately 460 overflow parking spaces will be added to accommodate additional guests at the new facility.
Named for the generous lead donor William Rolland, the stadium is located on the north side of Olsen Road, west of the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center. Included in the 16,000-square-foot facility is the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, which houses pieces of bronze statuary, paintings and other items from Bill Rolland’s collection.
Post by: Joie Adams, DeSean Jackson Foundation, 7/29/2021
Prior to reporting to the 2021 Los Angeles Rams’ training camp, NFL All-Pro, wide receiver, and Long Beach Poly alum, DeSean Jackson, stopped by Poly Tech to commend Coach Stephen Barbee for 28 years of impacting the lives of his Poly teams; and, to surprise the football team with cleats and a shopping spree to Champs.
Desean states that he most definitely had to check on the Poly Jackrabbits before he reported to the LA Rams’ training camp for this his 14th year, in the NFL. He often “rolled up” on the Jackrabbits unannounced over the years to inspire, motivate and the Jackrabbits. It is important for them to know he has a vested interest in their team and individual successes. “I made it out and I want them to make it out”, he says.
Several starters of the Poly Jackrabbits lost fathers, mothers, grandparents or friends before the season started; all of their lives were disrupted financially, academically and psychologically due to the Corona-Virus and, many of their families are unfamiliar or confused about the impact the California, Fair Play to Pay Act, will have on eradicating generational poverty, developing economic parity and strengthening families.
“Knowledge is Power”, states DeSean, ” I had Bill and Gayle Jackson educating themselves on the system, protecting me and helping me. I want to instill the importance and value of education as a tool for them to be the architects of their own destiny. I want them to maximize their potential to control and be successful in all aspects of their lives”.
Therefore, it was imperative for DeSean to “pop up” on the Poly Jackrabbits before he reported to LA Rams’ training camp.
Media and Photo Credits:
Permission granted by ABC7/KABC,, “In the Community”, Laurie A. Bossi
Stephen S. Barbee, Head Coach, Long Beach, Poly Tech
Gayle Jackson, President, DeSean Jackson Foundation
October 28, 2015
The game is on rain or shine!
Please join DeSean Jackson, of the Washington Redskins‘, and his mother, Gayle Jackson for the official coin toss tonight to kick off the 2015 Congressional Football Game. Kick off with be at 7:20 p.m.
Prior to the football game, a free NFL youth football clinic will be held. This event has been moved indoors and the Congressional Football Game will be outdoors.
Biennial Congressional Football Game for Charity
Thank you for supporting the Congressional Football Game for Charity.
Join us on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Watkins Recreation Field, 420 12th Street SE, Washington, D.C. for the gridiron showdown between “The Guards” of the U.S. Capitol Police and the “Mean Machine” of Congress. Benefitting the Capitol Police Memorial Fund, Our Military Kids, and A Advantage 4 Kids non-profit organizations, the winning team receives The Longest Yard trophy presented by Roll Call and two years worth of bragging rights.
Produced as a family-friendly event, bring the kids and enjoy our Pre-Game and Half-Time Shows.
General admission tickets are $10 per person to benefit our 2015 charities.
2015 Congressional Football Game, Capitol Police Memorial Fund, Cato June, Clif Crosby, Cynthia Hogan, DeSean and Gayle Jackson, DeSean Jackson, DeSean Jackson Foundation, Donna Wilkinson, Gary Clark, Herschel Walker, John Booty, John Riggins, Ken Harvey, Leon Joe, Our Military Kids, Shawn Springs, U.S. Capitol Police football team, Washington Redskins, William 'Bill' Jackson
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CONGRESSIONAL FOOTBALL GAME SET FOR WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, AT WATKINS RECREATION FIELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
The National Football League will co-host youth clinic, with special participation by former NFL players; John Riggins, DeSean Jackson to participate in pregame activities.
BACKGROUND: Members of Congress and NFL alumni team up against the U.S. Capitol Police for the seventh edition of the Congressional Football Game at Watkins Recreation Field. The game was founded in 2005 following the loss of two U.S. Capitol Police in the line of duty.
The touch football game supports charities that benefit military and law enforcement families including the Capitol Police Memorial Fund, Our Military Kids and A Advantage 4 Kids, Inc.
The free, one-hour USA Football Youth Clinic will be led by USA Football coaches and former NFL players. Participating groups include the Greater Washington Boys & Girls Clubs, Special Olympics DC; and, KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now). Hall of Famer John Riggins, the former Washington Redskins running back who was named Super Bowl XVII MVP, was named an Honorary Captain for the congressional team.
Washington Redskins wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, will conduct the coin toss along with his mother, Gayle Jackson, President, of The DeSean Jackson Foundation (www.deseanjacksonfoundation.org). The foundation was founded in 2009 after DeSean’s father, William “Bill” Jackson, died from pancreatic cancer during his rookie year with the Philadelphia Eagles.
PARTICIPANTS: Honorary Captain (Congressional team): John Riggins, Washington Redskin
Coin Toss: DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins & DeSean Jackson Foundation; Gayle Jackson, DeSean Jackson Foundation; Cynthia Hogan
National Football League Congressional Team Captains: Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA); Bob Dold (R-IL); Tim Walz (D-MN), US Capitol Police Team Captain: Jim Davis, US Capitol Police NFL/WFA Players: Ken Harvey, John Booty, Gary Clark, Herschel Walker, Cato June, Shawn Springs, Cliff Crosby, Leon Joe, Donna Wilkinson (DC Divas, 2015 Women’s Football Alliance champion) and more.
National Anthem: KHA, DC area singer & songwriter.
GAME/CLINIC: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 5:45 p.m. — USA Football Youth Clinic 7:00 p.m. — Pre-game activities / National Anthem 7:20 p.m. — Kickoff Postgame — Trophy & MVP presentations.
Tickets: $10 in advance at congressionalfootballgame.org
Youth Clinic Registration: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org LOCATION: Watkins Recreation Field (420 12th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003)
SPONSORS: National Football League, Sports & Fitness Industry Association, Champions for America’s Future, Comcast, Congressional Federal Credit Union, Duke Energy, Buffalo Wild Wings, AmericanTrucking Associations, Beer Institute, Bullfeathers, Washington Communications, PowHer Chiropractic, Roll Call and The Hill.
MEDIA CREDENTIALS & INFORMATION CONTACT: Teri Washington: email@example.com / (240) 800-3429 For more informationon the Congressional Football Game, visit congressionalfootballgame.org.
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October 20, 2015
Cinnaminson High School, a four-year public high school, of Cinnaminson Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, will be teaming up with the DeSean Jackson Foundation (DJF), on October 30th to host its 2015 inaugural “Purple Out” to raise Pancreatic Awareness. The DeSean Jackson Foundation was founded by former Philadelphia Eagle and present Washington Redskins’ wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, and his mother, Gayle, in 2009, after DeSean’s father, William “Bill” Jackson died from Pancreatic Cancer.
Michele Iaconelli, Cinnaminson High School, English and Psychology teacher, states, “We are so excited to host a “Purple Out” at our home football game with Burlington City, on October 30th. The cheerleaders will be wearing purple bows and the football players will be wearing purple sweat bands on their wrists. In addition, we have purple leis for the band members to wear; and, purple ribbon bandanas to sell to raise donations for Pancreatic Awareness. The Student Council officers will be walking around the stands with purple on also”.
Gayle Jackson, President, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, was extremely emotional when she was approached by Cinnaminson High School principal, Darlene Lellewelln, about hosting a “Purple Out”. Gayle stated, “We lived five minutes from the school for several years while DeSean was a Philadelphia Eagle. The parents and students were are neighbors and friends; and, we launched our first anti-bullying campaign at Cinnaminson High. We are humbled and honored. They know our pain, passion and purpose. They know our hearts.”
“Purple Out” is a national initiative that was developed by DJF in partnership with the faculty and students at Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School, Fenton, Michigan that empowers students to be change agents by advocating for Pancreatic Awareness, crucial funding for research; and, petitioning the NFL for an annual “Purple Out”. DeSean and Gayle cultivated a culture that encourages the youth to utilize DeSean’s national platform as an elite, professional athlete to “Be the Change You Want to See in the World” by teaming up with DeSean. “One Team, One Purpose” is DeSean’s concept for mobilizing youth across the nation regardless of their NFL team affiliation to join the Jackson family in this fight.
About Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related death for both men and omen in the United States, and its the 11th most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and 8th in women. In 2015, 48,960 Americans will be diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and 40,560 will die from this disease. Seventy-two percent (72%) of patients will die within the first year of diagnosis. African-Americans have the highest incidence rate of Pancreatic Cancer, between 31% and 65% higher than the incidence for other racial/ethnic groups. Pancreatic Cancer is very aggressive; there are no early detection methods; and, there is no cure.
Media Contact: Michele Iaconelli, Cinnaminson High School, 856-829-7770.
DeSean and Gayle Jackson, DeSean Jackson Foundation Celebrity Golf Outing, Dulles International Airport, Golf Club at Lansdowne, Greg Norman, II, Lansdowne Resort and Golf Club, Robert Trent Jones, Washington Redskins
THE DESEAN JACKSON FOUNDATION
INAUGURAL CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Golf Club at Lansdowne
44050 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 20176
June 6, 2015
Lansdowne Resort is a Washington, DC area full-service luxury escape located in Leesburg, VA. A recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond Award in every year of its existence, the resort combines impeccable service, urban style, understated luxury and premium amenities. Perfect for families, couples, groups, conferences, and weddings, at our Northern Virginia resort is situated in the heart of Virginia Wine Country on nearly 500 acres overlooking the scenic Potomac River.
The resort’s accommodations encompass 296 luxury guest rooms, including 14 suites with spectacular property and golf course views. Lansdowne Resort is home to The Golf Club at Lansdowne – the centerpiece for 45-holes of championship golf. The three unique courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, II and Greg Norman, including the challenging 9-hole Sharkbite Course, are managed by Troon Golf. The 12,000 square foot Spa Minérale is a world-class destination spa, featuring 13 treatment rooms and a wide range of pampering treatments and services. Activities abound at Lansdowne Resort. From a modern Health & Fitness Center to a five-pool Aquatic Complex to three lighted hard courts for tennis, the resort has the unique capability to provide the utmost for business and pleasure – and all just 40 minutes from the historic sites of the Nation’s Capital and only 8 miles from Dulles International Airport. For more information about Lansdowne Resort, please visit, http://www.lansdowneresort.com.
The event will benefit the DeSean Jackson Foundation, a public charity, 501 (c) (3) that was founded by DeSean Jackson, wide receiver, of the Washington Redskins, and his mother, Mrs. Gayle Jackson, in 2009. Please visit the foundation website, http://www.deseanjacksonfoundation.org to learn more about the DeSean Jackson Foundation and DeSean and Gayle’s purpose and passion for serving those in need with dignity.
If you are interested in receiving more information about the event, please use the attached form to be added to our mailing list. Thank You.
For Immediate Release
Prayer Vigil for Bobbi Kristina Brown, Riverdale, GA [Post, 2/9/2015]
DeSean Jackson, CEO, of The DeSean Jackson Foundation; and, his mother, Gayle Jackson, ask that their family, friends and the entire Washington Redskins’ nation join the “Circle of Prayer” for Bobbi Kristina Brown, beloved daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.
The “Shining A Light for Healing” by Candle Light will be held in Riverdale, Georgia tonight at 7:00 P.M. and will be open to the public. DeSean and Gayle Jackson are appealing to the masses for prayer, love and support for Bobbi Kristina and her family.
If you are unable to attend the candlelight service tonight, please form a prayer circle for our beloved, Bobbi Kristina Brown; and continue to lift her family in your prayers. – The DeSean Jackson Foundation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By: The DeSean Jackson Foundation
On Thursday, November 13, 2014, organizations and individuals around the world will mark the first ever World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
Pancreatic Cancer has one of the lowest survical rates of any cancer, a little known fact and something that has barely changed in more than 40 years. World Pancreatic Cancer Day will help to bring about a much needed change in awareness levels about this dreadful disease and the need for urgent change.
World Day–an exciting initiative–is being lead by an international group of patient organizations, including Pancreatic Cancer Action and The DeSean Jackson Foundation, who are committed to tacking the fight against Pancreatic Cancer by raising awareness of the disease and most important, the poor overall survival rates.
The launch of World Pancreatic Cancer Day is being marked with a number of exciting developments, including a dedicated website and social media campaign that links and engages Pancreatic Cancer organizations, individuals and advocates around the world.
In its first year, World Day is being sponsored by Celgene, a multi-national biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of patients worldwide.
My son, DeSean, our foundation and fans around the world join you in memorable occasion. We ask that you visit our foundation website, http://www.deseanjacksonfoundation.org, to learn more about our efforts and take DeSean’s 10/10/10 Challenge: 1) Take 10 Minutes to Learn About Pancreatic Cancer; 2) Tell 10 People About Pancreatic Cancer and how The DeSean Foundation is raising awareness and advocating; 3) Donate $10.00 to The DeSean Jackson Foundation.
– Gayle Jackson, President, The DeSean Jackson Foundation