Malcolm Jenkins Foundation "Taste of New Orleans" Fundraiser
Monday, September 24, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
New Orleans, LA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
MALCOLM JENKINS "TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS" FUNDRAISER
Date / Time: September 24, 2012 7 – 10 PM
A wine and food tasting event with players from The New Orleans Saints NFL team to raise funds for The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and its programs. Enjoy amazing food from 10-15 of New Orleans Finest Restaurant/Catering. There will be a raffle and door prizes, live auction, and a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia and autographed items. NFL footballs will be sold at the door for $100 for guest to obtain players autographs.
- Access to the 3 hour food and wine tasting.
- Food and wines are included in ticket.
- A gift bag with information about The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.
- Includes a custom wine glass and other great item representing New Orleans.
- FREE self–parking for guests in the City Park Parking lot.
- Live performance by a jazz band and deejay.
All tickets are non-refundable. Please reserve early, as limited space is available for the event. Only 350 tickets are being sold, event is expected to sell out.
- No one under the age of 21 will be admitted - This includes infants. ID's will be checked at the gate.
- Outside football, jersey, t-shirt, etc are not allowed.
“Our youth today face many adversities and pressures which oftentimes create great challenges. It is my hope that through the work of the Foundation, we will help youth overcome barriers to success and reach their full potential.” – Malcolm Jenkins, Founder/Chairman
When & Where
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, founded by Malcolm Jenkins in 2010, was established to develop and assist youth in underserved communities. It is Malcolm’s hope that through his foundation, a difference will be made in their lives. Malcolm’s commitment to give back is indicative of his desire to positively impact future generations and the communities in which they live.
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 2010 by Malcolm Jenkins, NFL Free Safety for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Foundation’s mission is to effectuate positive change in the lives of youth, particularly in underserved communities; by providing resources, innovative opportunities and experiences that will help them succeed in life and become contributing members of the community. The Foundation is committed to youth development initiatives and programs, which emphasize mentorship, character development, leadership, education, life skills, health and recreation.
TMJF Foundation aims to be a world-class charitable foundation that serves as a leader in making a positive and lasting impact on young people and communities around the world.
To support the vision, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation embraces the following values:
- Responsibility Service
- Fiscal Accountability
(Reinforcing Education with Activities, Recreation and Developmental Supports)
In partnership with Urban League College Track, TMJF works each year to actively engage over 200 high school students from underserved communities, in an afterschool, college preparatory and life skills program. The Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. curriculum focuses on Building Self-Confidence, Health and Wellness, Strategic Thinking, Leadership Development & Mentoring. Together, these components make a powerful, comprehensive program to help empower students to achieve their dream of a college education.
PROJECT R.E.W.A.R.D.S. SCHOLARSHIP/MALCOLM JENKINS SCHOLARS
Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. Scholarships are awarded annually to help deserving and motivated youth, in pursuit of higher learning, with the financial assistance to attend an accredited college or university. Since 2012, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation has awarded $60,000.00 in scholarship money to graduating seniors of Urban League College Track, for meeting criteria in the following categories: Academic Excellence; Most Improved; and Overcoming the Odds.
ANNUAL NEXT LEVEL YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP
Each year, TMJF hosts a FREE youth football camp, designed to deliver a solid foundation in football fundamentals to youth age 7-17. Along with knowledge on sports performance, participants learn how self-discipline, character and academics are keys to life performance. During the fun learning experience, campers participate in competitions, while learning lessons of health & wellness, teamwork, safe play, self-discipline, and how to attain their potential in sports and in life. The annual camp provides a unique opportunity for youth to learn from prominent NFL players and high school coaches.
YOUTH SPORTS SAFETY INITIATIVE
In 2013, the Foundation launched its health, wellness and safety initiative by expanding its youth football camp features to include information sessions for parents, to build awareness around important health topics concerning youth. Topics include: Nutrition & Hydration; Injury Prevention & Care; Concussion Recognition & Recovery; Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes; Importance of Sleep in Athletes; and Anti-Bullying. A new feature of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation's 2014 Next Level Youth Football Camp includes the provision of a voucher for a FREE base-line concussion test (ImPACT) for campers age 11-17 through its partnership with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset ~Sports Performance & Rehabilitation Center; in addition to announcing its partnership with Safe Kids, a program founded and sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. With Safe Kids New Jersey, TMJF provides year-round programs and information to educate youth about the techniques and components of safe play and the importance of good health and wellness, and builds awareness and educates parents and guardians about today’s hot sport safety topics.
RD ANNUAL BIG EASY HOLIDAY DINNER SURPRISE
Reflecting the jersey number 27 Malcolm wears on the field, each year The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation partners with 27 local churches, non-profits and social service organizations in the Greater New Orleans community, to collectively identify 135 families in need. In its 3rd year of the program, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Winn-Dixie joined forces to host a supermarket sweep benefiting the 135 local families selected for the 3rd annual Big Easy Holiday Dinner Basket surprise, helping to make their holidays a little brighter, and strengthen their families around the dinner table.
GET READY FEST
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation introduced itself to Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio with its “Get Ready FestTM,” event in partnership with Feed the Children. The Get Ready Fest is a festive, community outreach event aligned with the Foundation’s goal and mission to effectuate positive change in the lives of youth and families, particularly in underserved communities. The event serves and provides over 3,000 people (800 pre-identified families) with food, personal care items and essentials, as well as, information on health and wellness services; sports safety; education and job opportunities; personal safety and other information needed to help youth, families and communities thrive.
See how The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation impacts youth, families and communities overall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM6g45eiy7I
For more information on the Foundation and its programs please visit our website at