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{ Justin Tuck, Terrell Thomas and Justin Pugh host the 2013 Toy & Book Drive for Tuck's R.U.S.H. For Literacy and the Boys & Girls Clubs in Bergen County }
Author: via Rebecca Otto/Octagon Posted: 12/6/2013
PARAMUS, N.J. (December 3, 2013) – Octagon Football clients Justin Tuck, Terrell Thomas, and Justin Pugh have teamed up with Westfield Garden State Plaza to host their 7th Annual Toy and Book Drive this holiday season, benefiting The Boys & Girls Clubs in Bergen County and Tuck’s philanthropy, Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy.
Giants’ star defensive end Justin Tuck, starting cornerback Terrell Thomas, and top rookie Justin Pugh will lead the toy drive from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J. The players will sign autographs in exchange for the donation of a new book or a new, unwrapped toy (valued at $10 or greater) to benefit the children of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Bergen County and Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy. One autographed per player; photos will be provided (no memorabilia). No photographs with players.
The toy drive will be located in the Macy’s Court near Santa, with all toy donations from the two-hour event benefitting The Boys & Girls Clubs in Bergen County and book donations benefitting Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy. Children from The Boys & Girls Clubs in Bergen County will be on hand to help collect the toys and interact with the players, fans and community members.
For interviews with the players or for Media RSVP, please contact Rebecca.Otto@octagon.com.
About Justin Tuck and Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy
Drafted by the New York Giants in 2005, Justin Tuck is a two-time NFL Pro Bowl and two-time Super Bowl Champion. The All-Pro defensive captain recorded his best performance during Super Bowl XLVI, and his defensive dominance helped lead the Giants to victory over the New England Patriots in their second Super Bowl Appearance in five years. Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy, a program founded by Lauran and Justin Tuck in 2008, encourages children to READ, UNDERSTAND, SUCCEED, and HOPE as they continue to nurture literacy in their lives. The initiative is committed to raising funds to donate books and other reading materials to enrich the lives of youth in New York, New Jersey and Alabama. In 2013, the Celebrity Billiards Tournament raised $460,000, pushing Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy to the $2 million raised mark. For more information, please visit www.rushforliteracy.org.
About The Boys & Girls Clubs in Bergen County:
By reaching children at an early age and providing positive activities and encouragement, B&G Clubs provide a compelling alternative to youth crime, gang membership, drugs, and other negative influences that effect our youth today. B&G Club programs promote the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, influence and belonging. When this strategy is fully implemented, self-esteem is enhanced and an environment is created which helps our members achieve their full potential.
About Westfield Garden State Plaza:
Westfield Garden State Plaza is the ultimate destination for fashion, dining and entertainment in the NY/NJ metro area offering the best selection of brands in every retail category, and is renowned for delivering cutting edge, new retail concepts to market. Just minutes from Manhattan in Paramus, N.J., millions of shoppers each year enjoy an unparalleled shopping and dining experience, complete with personalized services and amenities. For more information, call 201-843-2121 or www.facebook.com/gardenstateplaza or www.westfield.com/gardenstateplaza.
About Octagon Football:
Octagon Football is the full-service division of Octagon, Inc., a global marketing agency, that provides representation, marketing, and public relations support to NFL players, coaches, general managers, and personalities. Octagon Football represents almost 70 NFL players around the league, including several top draft selections, Pro Bowlers, and Super Bowl Champions, such as Marshawn Lynch, Stevie Johnson, Justin Tuck, LaMarr Woodley, and Duane Brown. The division also represents over 10 coaches, general managers, and personalities, including Emmitt Smith, Herman Edwards, and Marvin Lewis. Octagon Football is headquartered in San Francisco with satellite offices in Atlanta, McLean, Va., and New York. For more information, please visit www.octagonfootball.com.
Contact Information:
Octagon Football
Rebecca Otto
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