PHILLY NATIVE AND SUPERBOWL CHAMPION RAHEEM BROCK RETURNS HOME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR CHILDREN
Philadelphia, PA (BlackNews.com) - Raheem Brock, the Starting Defensive Tackle of the Superbowl XLI Champion Indianapolis Colts, and former Temple University and Dobbins High School football standout, along with his foundation, Brock's Kids Foundation (501c3) presents "The Raheem Brock 3rd Annual Celebrity Weekend," June 12-13 in Philadelphia. Brock has invited all of his NFL friends to join him for a weekend of fun and celebration, all proceeds benefit theBrock's Kids Foundation (501c3) and are tax deductible. The goal of the weekend is to provide scholarships for children in underserved communities in Philadelphia.
"I personally feel that by helping a young person fulfill his or her dream of obtaining an education provides hope and encouragement for generations to come," said Brock. "I know that without obtaining an education, it will be difficult for our youth to be prepared for and successful in life. I know that I am fortunate to have had the opportunity that I had to complete my education while simultaneously achieving my dream. Now I can make a young person's dreams come true through my Brock's Kids Foundation (501c3) and community work."
The Foundation's primary focus is on kids living in under privileged and distressed areas by helping them in a variety of social and academic areas and also encouraging them to realize their full potential. The weekend of events kicks off on Raheem Brock's birthday -- June 12 and includes a visit to sick children at Shriners Hospital of Philadelphia, a night of comedy featuring two nationally known comedians who are also Temple grads and Philadelphia area natives. There will also be a bowling tournament and closing Gala to round out the weekend festivities. All events are open to the public with a limited number of tickets available. All proceeds will benefit Brock's Kids Foundation (501c3) and are tax deductible.
For more information on "Raheem Brock's 3rd Annual Celebrity Fundraising Weekend" go to www.RaheemBrock.com. To purchase tickets go towww.ticketweb.com and enter "brock's kids." You can also purchase tickets by calling TicketWeb at 1-866-468-7619. All media inquiries and requests for interviews should be forwarded to Leslie Patterson-Tyler of Tyler-Made Productions at (609) 247-2632 or via email at Leslie@TylerMadePR.com.
About Raheem Brock (for more info go to www.RaheemBrock.com)
Raheem grew up in the Germantown section of Philly and was a stand-out four letter athlete at Dobbins AVT High School. He played football for Temple University where he earned All-Big East Conference Second Team honors. Raheem was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2002 and traded to the Indianapolis Colts. Along with his many charitable contributions to the Philadelphia community, Raheem also owns the WingStop Restaurant at 1600 N. Broad Street, across the Street from Temple University. He also has plans to open another WingStop next month in the Philadelphia area. Raheem truly loves the city of Philadelphia and believes he can make a difference in the lives of others, especially the youth of the Philadelphia.
By providing scholarships and educational opportunities to those in need, others will be motivated to do the same. Brock's Kids Foundation (501c3) is a non-profit whose mission is to support youth who are under privileged, or from the distressed areas, in realizing their full potential by encouraging them in all of their endeavors. Brock's Kids strives to expose children to a variety of programming focused on social, athletic, and most importantly, academic development. These programs teach children the value of education especially literacy, healthy lifestyles, athletics, and giving back to their community. All donations are fully tax-deductible.