DeSean Jackson Foundation Extends Their Sincere Thanks…..

1 Thessalonians: 1:2 – We thank GOD for all of you and constantly mention you in our prayers.

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DeSean, Gayle, Adreea, the DeSean Jackson Foundation; and, Team Jackson extend their sincere thanks to every one who supported or play a role in the successful execution of DeSean’s inaugural event weekend in the DMV. We are humbled and blessed to be a part of the Washington Redskins’ family and franchise. #HTTR

2015 Beauty In/ Beauty Out Awards Honoree – Gayle Jackson

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Los Angeles, CA (PRLog), Amirakal Marketing, May 21, 2015

[Repost by The DeSean Jackson Foundation, JLA., 5/22/2015.]

 

Beauty In / Beauty Out Awards 2015

Back on the move for the third year in a row, the Beauty In / Beauty Out (BIBO) Awards Show is kicking off 2015 with a new stop in sunny California.  This prestigious awards Show will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Beyond the Stars Palace 417 ½ N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203, at 6:30 p.m., PT.  Attire is semi-formal.

This is the first time the BIBO Awards will host a show in California and BIBO Founder, Traci S. Campbell, is excited to bring BIBO to California; and, to celebrate the beautiful, intelligent women that are making a difference on the West Coast.

There will be amazing women honored at this year’s event. A sneak peak at some of the honorees includes:  Gayle Jackson, President and Co-Founder, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, the Professional Football Players’ Mothers’ Association; and, the “momager” who oversees the career and business interests of her son, DeSean Jackson, of the Washington Redskins, will be honored for her work in the community; and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness.

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Alli Simpson, the host of the “Alli Simpson Show”, and the youngest nationally syndicated radio host at Radio Disney. She is also a Fashion Blogger and the face of Kiss Impress Nails and Lashes. She is a Brand Ambassador for Mudd Clothing, an honor she shares with Noah Cyrus (brother of singer Miley Cyrus) and Stella Hudgens (sister of actress Vanessa Hudgens). She also works closely with her brother Cody Simpson with Teen Cancer America. She is an icon for millions of girls across the US and will be accepting the Starlett Award, an honor bestowed upon a young woman making a difference in her community.

The impressive list of celebrity award presenters for BIBO Los Angeles include: BIBO Alumna Yennifer Behrens, actress (“General Hospital, Seven Pounds” and co-founder of True Form Films), former boxer, Alan Santana, now West Coast Representative for the World Boxing Federation, Entrepreneur, Geir Ness, fragrance designer and creator of Laila perfume, Actor Deon Richmond (“Cosby Show”, “Sister Sister”, “Psych”); and, Actress Valery Ortiz (VH1’s “Hit the Floor”).

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BIBO is also proud to announce that one of this year’s Reflection Award honorees is Actress and AIDS Activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph. Boasting an award-winning television, film and stage play acting and singing career spanning over 20 years and now a speaker, author and well-respected activist for women and HIV/AIDS, Sheryl Lee Ralph epitomizes the best of what being a “Diva” is all about. Most noted for her lead film role opposite Denzel Washington in “The Mighty Quinn” and her lead television role as stepmom Dee Mitchell opposite Brandy Norwood in “Moesha” and of course her legendary performance and Tony Award nomination for Best Actress as Deena Jones in the classic Broadway musical “Dreamgirls”, Sheryl Lee Ralph is an icon of talent and beauty. BIBO is most excited to honor Sheryl for her work as the founder of the DIVA Foundation and “Divas Simply Singing”, both designed to create awareness, generate resources and coordinate activities to combat against HIV/AIDS, and for “Sometimes I Cry”, the one-woman show conceived and writted by Sheryl Lee Ralph, inspired by real-life stories of women affected by AIDS.

The BIBO Los Angeles Tickets will be available for purchase soon. For more information on BIBO LA, including sponsorship packages and media

credential submissions, visit http://www.beautyinbeautyouttour.com.

BIBO, which stands for ‘Beauty In / Beauty Out’ is presented by the C.H.A.M.P. Community Project, a 501(c) (3) organization, which provides self-development and self-empowerment educational programs focused on the emotional and mental well-being of adults as well as teens who are living in single-parent environments. Both organizations were founded by Social Entrepreneur, Traci S. Campbell, who is an author, life coach, motivational speaker and radio host. The goal of the awards show is “to change the negative and oftentimes unrealistic images of women in mainstream media today. We promote real beauty, education, and real role models for the next generation by spotlighting community SUPERWOMEN.” A portion of ticket sales will benefit the C.H.A.M.P. Community Project.

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For more information on the founder of C.H.A.M.P. Community project and the Beauty In/Beauty Out (BIBO) Awards, Traci S. Campbell, visit http://www.traciscampbell.com, http://www.beautyinbeautyouttour.com and follow her and her organization on Twitter @traciscampbell and @bibotour and Instagram @bibotour. For press and media inquiries for Traci S. Campbell, C.H.A.M.P. and the Beauty In/Beauty Out (BIBO)

Awards, contact Amirakal Marketing at pr@amirakalmarketing.com or 678-545-6276.

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Fundraiser in Honor of former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Director

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Fundraiser for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in honor of former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Director, Suzanne Mitchell  http://purplestride.kintera.org/dfw/thesuzanneteam

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Gayle Jackson, President, of The DeSean Jackson Foundation, and mother of NFL All Pro Washington Redskin, DeSean Jackson, appeals to their Washington Redskins’ fan base to join her in reaching across the playing field to support a fundraiser for Suzanne Mitchell, former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader.  Suzanne was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer last June.  Gayle and DeSean Jackson co-founded The DeSean Jackson Foundation in 2009 after William “Bill” Jackson, DeSean’s father died from Pancreatic Cancer while DeSean was a rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles.   “We must put aside our team affiliation and brand loyalty to become One Team for One Purpose–to eradicate this dreadful disease”, states Gayle Jackson.

Suzanne Mitchell joined the Dallas Cowboys Football Club in 1975. The story goes she sat across the desk from her soon to be employer Texas E. Schramm and when he asked the traditional interview question of where she wanted to be in five years, Suzanne gave a not so traditional response, “Your chair looks pretty comfortable”. Tex’s laughter roared across the desk as he shook her hand and said, “You’re hired”. Thus began an incredible journey. Suzanne sometimes known as “Mom”, Mitch or the Iron Butterfly was asked by Tex to take over the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders in “her spare time” after the 1976 Super Bowl. And takeover she did, she took a group of young women that were not that well known and put them on a national stage, overnight they were America’s Sweethearts and the most sought after group in the country. And over the next decade almost every other professional football team followed her lead. She is known in the NFL Cheerleading circle as the “Godmother of professional cheerleaders”.
Born in Fort Worth, this Texas Legend has traveled the world and was quite successful before joining the Cowboys organization, she worked for a Park Avenue Publishing House as well for the U.S. Ski Team, but it was as Director of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders where Suzanne found her home and enjoyed tremendous success. She made two Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders TV movies with ABC, two episodes of the Love Boat, appeared on too many TV shows to list as well as the Country Music Awards. Unlike today as Director she went on every single DOD/ USO Tour with her girls. Suzanne spent nine Christmas on the DMZ in Korea and had a marine not pushed her head out of the way she would have been shot right between the eyes by PLO random gunfire in Beirut in 1983. Her journey is so exciting and so outrageous at times does not seem real, but Suzanne not only lived every single moment, she was in charge at a time when few women were in charge. She was at the helm orchestrating every move, every press release, every routine, and every appearance, she wrote all copy and even the fan mail for security purposes went to Suzanne first and then the girls. One of her earlier employers was quoted as saying Suzanne did the work of six people and always gave 500%.
The message Suzanne wanted to depart on her girls the most was “it is not what is happening to them that is important, but what is happening thru them”. Last June Suzanne was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic Cancer is the deadliest of all cancers with no cure and no earlier detection. Only 6% of those diagnosed live five years beyond diagnosis and more research for this deadly cancer is desperately needed. Once diagnosed Suzanne started her campaign to help others. Her message of “what happens thru you” is more relevant at this moment than ever before. Suzanne and her team are fighting to raise money and awareness of Pancreatic Cancer so that others never experience this dreadful disease.

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2015 Play-4-Life All Star Clinic Featuring DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins’ Wide Receiver

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[Reposted by JLA, The DeSean Jackson Foundation,  5/25/2015.]

Allstar Clinic

THE 2015 PLAY-4-LIFE ALL STARS FOOTBALL CLINIC

FEATURING DESEAN JACKSON, WASHINGTON REDSKINS’ WIDE RECEIVER AND PUNT RETURN SPECIALIST

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, HOWARD FIELD

 The All Star Clinic is a comprehensive football clinic in partnership with the Helping Youth Pursue Excellence organization (HYPE), Panther football and the Play4Life Foundation with the mission of offering a clinic for the scholar athlete and their families. Panther football is dedicated to the mental and physical development of the student athlete through sports and education, creating life long success. In addition to the Playbook, HYPE has adopted and embraced the philosophy of the Play4Life Foundation that emphasizes the implementation of the “five disciplines” in to every aspect of a student athlete’s life. These disciplines are Desire, Dream, Vision, Belief and Power. This clinic is the launch of the pilot program and the partnership and collaboration of HYPE and Play4Life.

The PLAYBOOK is an interactive, long-term, life and academics enrichment program designed to accompany the documentary “DeSean Jackson: The Making of a Father’s Dream”. The documentary was used as the springboard to an intervention curriculum for athletes and their coaches – and mainstream students and their teachers – which leads to a structured, individualized plan for those student athlete’s (or student’s) success both on the field or in the classroom.

Where: University of California, Davis, Howard Field (& Social Science Building room 1100)

Cost: $60 per child (Registration includes: Tee-Shirt, Lunch, Swag Bag, Parent Workshops, College Tour)

Register On-Line:  Event Brite:  www.P4LALLSTARclinic.eventbrite.com

EVENT DETAILS/SCHEDULE

8:00am – 10:00am – Registration and Check-In

10:15 – 11:00 — Welcome and Introductions
SESSION #1
11:10 – 12:00 —Transition to Dynamic Warm-Up and Basic Drills
Parent –to-Parent: Workshops (TBD) or Campus Tour
SESSION #2
12:10 – 1:00 – Drill Stations including hydration and Nutrition and wellness; 5-10 minutes each.
Parent –to-Parent: Workshops (TBD) or Campus Tour
1:00 – 2:00 – LUNCH/NUTRITION COMPOMENT
SESSION #3
2:00 – 3:00 —Individuals, 5-minute discussion and separate into positions: Linebackers, Receivers, Tight ends, O-line; D-line, Quarterbacks, Running backs, Defensive backs
3:00 – 4:00 –WRAP UP
4:30: SHOW 30-MINUTE VERSION OF DOCUMENTARY…A FATHER’S DREAM
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FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Ages 6 – 15

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Football cleats

Wear tee-shirt/shorts

Bring a water bottle

Recent report card and or quarter report

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

p4levents@gmail.com

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes.

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds for this event.

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Have questions about 2015 PLAY4LIFE All Star Clinic FEATURING NFL STAR DESEAN JACKSON?   Contact Play4Life & HYPE
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Want to learn more about DeSean Jackson and the DeSean Jackson Foundation?  Visit his blog, http://www.deseanjacksonfoundation.org.

Washington Redskins’ Offense – 1st Day – Offseason Training – Game On!

[Repost by The DeSean Jackson Foundation, JLA, April 22, 2015, 6:55 P.M.]

Monday, April 20, 2015, Washington Redskins Official Website 

The following pictures of the first day of Washington Redskins’ offense voluntary off season training was posted earlier today:  GAME ON!  #HTTR

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 Quarter Back, RG III and Wide Receiver-Punt Return Specialist, DeSean Jackson

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De’Anthony Thomas Joins DeSean Jackson in Giving Back

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De’Anthony ThomasThe Black Momba, of the  Kansas City Chiefs, joined DeSean Jackson, of the Washington Redskins, and CEO, of The DeSean Jackson Foundation, during the off season in an effort to ‘give back’ to the youth in their neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA .

Gayle Jackson, President, The DeSean Jackson Foundation, said the Bakersfield F.A.S.T. Camp was a partnership with Dwayne Frampton and the event hosted approximately 150 youth; and, required the professional athletes who participated to travel to Bakersfield at their own expense but more important taking time away from their OTA’s and family for the 2-day event.  The appearances in Los Angeles, states Mrs. Jackson, consisted of just showing up at local football practices unannounced with no media; and, instilling the values, virtue and belief that your dreams, passion and heart are the keys to your success.

Desean also supported Mrs. Jackson and the NFL Moms with their annual Read Across America campaign which traveled to schools in Southern California encouraging youth to read and also targeted sedentary lifestyles.  Mrs. Jackson states that these are the stories that need to be told and that young men across the league utilize the off season to “Do Good” and “Give Back”; and ‘Community Tuesday’ during the season.  This is just two stories of two young men who enriched the lives of hundreds of kids in two weeks during the off season told from my perspective.  We need to hear more!

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Please follow De’Anthony, at http://www.datblackmomba.com. to learn more about the launch of De’Anthony’s foundation, Bridge the Gap.

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DeSean Jackson, Patrick Stewart To Serve as Grand Prix Grand Marshals

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DeSean Jackson, Patrick Stewart to Serve as Grand Prix Grand Marshals

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 9:00 pm  [Repost: By The DeSean Jackson Foundation, JLA, 4/11/2015.]

Sir Patrick Stewart will serve as Grand Marshal for the featured Verizon IndyCar Series race on Sun., April 19 at the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The acclaimed stage and screen actor is a racing enthusiast who competed in the 2002 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race on the streets of Long Beach.  Best known for his roles in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the X-Men franchise, Stewart returns to series television later this year starring as the title character in “Blunt Talk,” a half-hour comedy executive produced by Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames for Starz.

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DeSean Jackson, Honorary Grand Marshall

Saturday’s Grand Marshal, Washington Redskins’ wide receiver and punt return specialist, 3X pro footballer DeSean Jackson, is a three-time NFL Pro Bowl selection who prepped at Long Beach Poly High School before going on to stardom at the University of California, Berkeley, and with the Philadelphia Eagles and was acquired by the Washington Redskins in 2014.  DeSean Jackson, and his mother, Gayle Jackson, are the co-founders of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, a public charity founded in 2009 in memory of William “Bill” Jackson who died from Pancreatic Cancer while DeSean Jackson was a rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Vince Neil. of Mötley Crüe. will wave the green flag as Saturday’s Honorary Starter and will also star later that evening in the “Rock-N-Roar” Concert, free to race ticket holders.  On Sunday, Honorary Starter honors fall to long-time open-wheel and sports car driving star Adrian Fernandez, who is enshrined on the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame.

Saturday’s national anthem singer will be Karla Mosley, who has appeared in “Hart of Dixie” and currently is a regular on TV’s popular “The Bold and the Beautiful” and, on Sunday, actor/musician James Maslow, a competitor in Saturday’s Pro/Celebrity Race and the star of the top-rated Nickelodeon program, “Big Time Rush,” will sing the anthem before the IndyCar race.

Team Fastrax, a famous sky diving team, will be bringing in the American flag both Saturday and Sunday, courtesy of team members Paul Stanford, Jay Stokes and Hollis Collins.

Sunday’s invocation will be given by Father Glenn O’Conner, Catholic Chaplain with the Verizon IndyCar Ministry.  And, our nation’s colors will be presented on both days by Alpha Company, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, California Army National Guard.

 

Save The Date: DeSean Jackson F.A.S.T. Football Camp – Washington, DC

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DeSean Jackson, CEO, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, and the DC State Athletic Association announced today that they will be partnering to bring the DeSean Jackson F.A.S.T. Elite Football Camp and his elite Team Jackson to Washington, DC.  DeSean Jackson and his foundation developed his F.A.S.T. camp concept when DeSean was a rookie wide receiver and punt return specialist with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Since its inception, camps have been held in numerous cities on the East and West Coasts and the state of Utah.  Jackson prides himself at being very involved and present during the entire camp; and, takes advantage of the opportunity to motivate the youth by his ‘hands on’ approach with football skills; and, delivering his message of inclusion, self-respect and respect for others, “One of One” and an Anti-Bullying campaign.

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The event will be held on June 5, 2015, at Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center, 501 Riggs Road, NE, Washington, DC 20011, 4:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.  Details regarding registration, opportunities to volunteer and sponsor the event, media and spectators will be published at a later date by the DC State Athletic Association and the DeSean Jackson Foundation.

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DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins’ wide receiver and punt return specialist, is excited about the opportunity to partner with the DC Athletic Association on his inaugural F.A.S.T. Camp in D.C. and looks forward to meeting the youth, corporate sponsors and fans who have embraced and supported his family, foundation and his 2014 acquisition by the Washington Redskins.

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

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DeSean Jackson: Wide Receiver, Special Teams, or Just Special?

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DeSean Jackson: Wide Receiver, Special Teams, or just Special?

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DeSean Jackson wears two hats, as wide receiver and return specialist for the Washington Redskins. He was an All-American at the University of California, Berkeley and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Jackson has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times. He is the first player selected to the Pro Bowl at two different position in the (2010 Pro Bowl (as a wide receiver and return specialist). He is one of the fastest and quickest players in the NFL, He has run 10.5 seconds in the 100 meters.

One man’s loss is another man’s gain as they say and the Washington Redskins picked up DeSean Jackson after the Philadelphia Eagles released him in 2014.

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DeSean Jackson is one of the key players our 2015 Washington Redskins football team will be built around, I believe with Jay Grudens system, and his own talent and leadership qualities and dedication and great work ethic, Jackson will have a banner year and help take the Redskins to the NFC East Championship and NFC playoffs. HAIL DeSean Jackson

Picture Credit: Pic courtesy of Youtube.com

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