Philadelphia

5th Annual Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon Fundraiser

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For over 8 years The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, fueled by your generosity, has donated over $1,000,000 in goods, coached and taught football fundamentals to over 3000 young athletes, and awarded over $115,000 in scholarships to youth in PA, NJ, OH and LA. Working together on the ground in the inner city neighborhoods, we have supplied over 6,500 families with essential resources and products, and have opened new doorways to education through our Summer S.T.E.A.M. program in partnership with Drexel University. But, our work is not yet done.The thousands of youth and families who benefit from our altruistic supporters have continuously inspired our efforts, ushering forth a path for future goals. Goals that include you!As The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation prepares for our 5th Annual Blitz, Bowties and Bourbon Fundraiser, this question remains; How do we do more? The answer is: with your help! With your influence, your financial support, and with your kindness we can continue to change lives, set bigger goals and close the gaps caused by limited resources and lack of opportunities.

On September 10, 2018, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation cordially invites you to an exclusive night inspired by philanthropy, style and sophistication. As our VIP guest you will be treated to an evening that celebrates your humanity through elegance. The Blitz Bowties and Bourbon private VIP access provides guests with a custom insider’s tour of the Linc and a meet and greet with Eagles players from past and present.We are so thankful, because as a result of your contributions to The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, Malcolm is able to continue his work off the field and on the ground. As you have so generously poured into the youth participants of our programs, we have followed your lead by creating an event deserving of your donations. Complete with delectable bites from Philadelphia’s top chefs, and an endless stream of top shelf cocktails, this evening will be momentous for all guests in attendance. In addition to enjoying a wonderful night at this event, our special VIP guests will not leave empty handed. As a token of our appreciation, VIPs will also receive their very own personal photo with the Vince Lombardi trophy and an authentic Eagles Signature Logo Football autographed by Malcolm and a few of his Super Bowl winning teammates to commemorate this wonderful evening.So how do you secure the success of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation throughout 2019 and Your VIP ticket to this exclusive event? We have made it simple, One Mission, One Donation, One Linc. 

Save the Date - Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon Fundraiser

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Mark your calendar to join us for an upscale evening at the 5th annual ‘Blitz, Bow-Ties, & Bourbon’ fundraiser in the City of Brotherly Love!Delectable tastings from Philadelphia’s top chefs and restaurants complimented with Premium spirits will set the mood as we raise funds to support  programs and initiatives of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity with a mission to effectuate positive change in the lives of youth in underserved communities. Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Champion, Malcolm Jenkins and his teammates will represent the home team in our mission to uplift Philadelphia’s young people.  Will you join us?SAVE THE DATE - Monday, September 10, 2018; 6:30pmEST - 10:00pmEST. MORE DETAILS TO COME!

Super Bowl Party For The Homeless

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On Sunday Feb.4, 2018 at 5:00 PM, Chosen 300 Ministries, Inc. hosted its Annual Super Bowl Party For The Homeless. While Malcolm Jenkins was tackling the Patriots on the field he was defending the needs of others by making sure they had a enjoyable experience at the Chosen 300 Super Bowl Party.  This year Chosen 300's Annual Super Bowl Party was sponsored solely by The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.  
 
The day started with a Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 AM and all who attended received a wrist band to re-enter for the party at 5PM.  
 
Event Schedule: 
  • 5:00 PM - Doors Open for Homeless Guest
  • 5:30 PM  - Pre-Game Lunch
  • 6:30 PM - Super Bowl Kick Off
  • Half-Time - A Full Course BBQ Chicken Dinner. 10:00 PM or End of Super Bowl - Homeless Guest Depart
Executive Director Brian Jenkins (no relation) states "many of us have the opportunity to gather together with friends to watch the game, but for those who live in the streets and shelters, they do not share this same pleasure. Chosen 300 uses this day as an avenue to provide hope and help to those in need." 
 
Chosen 300 Ministries is a inter-denominational ministry that is well known for its work in Center City Philadelphia, West Philadelphia & Pottstown; distributing more than 150,000 meals a year to the homeless of our region.   The organization also provides hunger relief in Guyana, Jamaica, India, Nigeria, Liberia, Uganda & South Africa.  For more Information on Chosen 300 log on to www.chosen300.org 

TMJF Teams Up with Philadelphia Police For A Holiday Surprise for 140 Families

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On Dec. 18, 2017, Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl Safety Malcolm Jenkins and The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) provided holiday meal baskets for 140 Philadelphia families at the Foundation’s annual Holiday Dinner Basket Surprise, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Police Department. Fellow Eagles defensive backs Rodney McLeod, Patrick Robinson, Jalen Mills, Jaylen Watkins, Corey Graham, and Sidney Jones were also in attendance to help anywhere they were needed. The day consisted of packing, filling and spreading holiday cheer to everyone around.In keeping with the jersey number (27) that Malcolm wears on the field, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation selected 27 local social service organizations to serve as partners in identifying five (5) families in need of a festive blessing, from within the community their organization serves.  Each partnering organization picked up the festive gifts during the event, and delivered them to the families of their choosing.The event was hosted by the Philadelphia Police Department at the Police Athletic League center in Strawberry Mansion. In addition to packing and handing out dinner baskets at PAL, Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles players, TMJF volunteers, along with Philadelphia PAL and Community Relations Officers hand
delivered holiday dinner baskets to several families with children under the age of 15, surprising each child with toys. Many families received toys this holiday season, thanks to the generous contributions from Hersha Hospitality, United Bank of Philadelphia, The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Philadelphia and Damari Savile who each conducted toy drives for the Foundation.In the past year, Malcolm has continued to work with Commissioner Ross and others in the Philadelphia Police Department to explore and support department efforts to strengthen trust within the community. The ongoing collaboration underscores the spirit of giving during the holidays, and the importance of “giving back” to people living in challenged communities in Philadelphia, where 27 percent of households live below the poverty level.Thanks to the assistance of Brown ShopRite, the Foundation received select food items for the holiday dinner baskets. In addition, a grant from Keystone First was given to the Foundation to help assist in filling the baskets with the necessary food items. Also, a warm thank you to Dunkin’ Donuts (Cecil B. Moore Ave., Philadelphia, PA and Ogontz Ave., Wyncote, PA locations) and Starbucks (Flourtown, PA) for providing all our volunteers with the necessary food and drinks to keep them warm during the packing and delivering.

Malcolm Jenkins Showcases Sports Science To Local Students

For the second year, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation teamed up with Drexel University's ExCITe Center to host elementary and middle school students from the Philadelphia Promise Zone to provide them with the ability to learn using the S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, athletics, and math) method. After a successful one-week pilot program in 2016, the Young Dragons Summer S.T.E.A.M. day camp was expanded to six weeks with two weeks focused on S.T.E.A.M.-based curriculum."Our school system is forced to think about budgets and performance, and what happens is it just becomes a pipeline instead of a true educational institution. As long as they're pushing kids through, that's all that matters. They're missing a bunch of talent, especially in these underserved communities," Jenkins said. "There are talented and bright minds that need to be cultivated or given an opportunity to grow. This is an opportunity for us to spark some of those minds and let the kids go where they may."On Friday, Jenkins hosted over 40 of the students at the NovaCare Complex to show how the Eagles' Sports Science program incorporates all of the elements of S.T.E.A.M. Jenkins had a lightbulb moment while working out one day at the team's practice facility this offseason. He saw the monitor which displays a player’s power output while lifting weights and the students came to mind.
  "I thought this would be an awesome experience to bring the kids here and talk to them about sports science and what goes into practice, training, recovery, and rest," Jenkins said.Head strength coach Josh Hingst and director of high performance Shaun Huls embraced the idea and they did a similar presentation to the one that they give the players.The students spent time in the indoor bubble learning how to stretch properly before running through an obstacle course. They received healthy eating tips and grasped the importance of getting the proper amount of sleep every night. Jenkins admitted though that his favorite part of the day, however, was seeing the kids' faces light up with the technology that is used in the weight room."Coming to Philly, we realized that there is a jewel of resources right in the heart of the city that many kids don't have access to," said Gwendolyn Jenkins, Malcolm's mother and the president of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. "A part of the goal with the S.T.E.A.M. program is to provide them access to resources right there in their neighborhoods and to expose them to a way of learning that would introduce them to the industry of S.T.E.A.M."It can help them make choices and deal with challenges in everyday life that they learn through S.T.E.A.M., but also make good education choices and hopefully will inspire them to spark something of interest like maybe a career in science or math because they didn't have the knowledge or the understanding of how it plays with everything else they do in life. That's the goal."The Philadelphia Promise Zone is a two-mile section of West Philadelphia that was designated by the Obama administration because of an extremely high poverty rate of 51 percent, nearly double that of the rest of the city. The initiative helps connect local residents with organizations that work to provide better education, jobs, housing, and health services."The biggest thing we want to do with the foundation is give underserved children experiences. Personally, I know how all of these experiences I've had as an adult have made me who I am. I know how much a difference it has made in my life. I really want to give kids the opportunities that they otherwise wouldn't have," Malcolm Jenkins said.Jenkins was the recipient of the Byron “Whizzer” White Award in 2017, which is the "highest honor" given by the NFLPA to "the player who is just as dedicated off the field as he is on the field through community service in their team cities and hometowns." Since launching The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation in 2010, Jenkins has created special programs and events in his hometown of Piscataway, New Jersey and the three places where he's played football at the college and professional levels: Columbus, Ohio; New Orleans, and Philadelphia."I think we all have an obligation to use our platform, whatever it is, to make a difference to others and in the lives of others and to make this place we're living in a better place," Gwendolyn Jenkins said. "He has a large platform and he's using it to the fullest. That's all you can ask for, really. Making a difference. That's what life is about. How many lives did you impact? I think he's doing a great job. As a mom, I'm proud of that moreso than the football."Original article by Chris McPherson: http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/article-1/Malcolm-Jenkins-Showcases-Sports-Science-To-Local-Students/2f2d77a9-732f-47ba-b4b4-1d4f3c1c2b8e

Jenkins Partners with Thuzio for Big Night Draft Watch

Philadelphia Pro Bowl Safety, Malcolm Jenkins teams up with Thuzio Executive Club for the Big Night Game Watch at Victory Beer Hall, in Philadelphia, PA.  Guests will watch the prime time, 1st round NFL Draft alongside legendary athletes in an upscale bar setting with refreshments provided.   Event will included live and silent auctions; a moderator Q & A with Malcolm Jenkins.  All proceeds benefit The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.  

TMJF Host 3rd Annual Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon in Philadelphia

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The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation’s 3rd Annual Blitz, Bow-Ties and Bourbon fundraiser, was held Monday, October 24th at the historical Union Trust at 717 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, P.A. The highly-anticipated event drew more than 200 attendees, including Philadelphia’s most influential business leaders and celebrities, and many of Jenkins’ Philadelphia Eagles teammates. The event raised more than $90,000 to expand the Foundation’s Philadelphia-based youth programs.hd1_5701 Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon, had a luxurious vibe from the beginning as Jenkins and other Eagles players arrived in Bentley and Rolls Royce vehicles, courtesy of F.C. Kerbeck & Sons. As guests walked the red carpet, Philadelphia Jazz legend, Luke Carlos O’Reilly and Friends of Black Tie Entertainment, owned the main stage with electric performances throughout the night. Sponsors and VIP ticket holders were treated to a pre-event exclusive experience, hosted by Maker’s Mark that included: a live wax dipping for personalized rocks glasses, a small batch bourbon tasting and presentation by Beam Suntory Bourbon Master, Rob Mullane, Maker’s Mark soaked cigars, as well as, personalized custom etching of Knob Creek Whiskey bottles. Guests had the opportunity to get footballs personally autographed by Eagles stars Malcolm Jenkins, Jon Dorenbos, Jordan Matthews, Connor Barwin, Jordan Hicks, Nolan Carroll, Rodney McLeod, Zach Ertz and Chris Maragos, all in attendance.    hd1_5786   SpiritForward’s Dan Hamm and his team of mixologists presented customized craft cocktails and guests noshed on signature bites from Bank & Bourbon’s Chef Thomas Harkins, Chef Josh Lawler from Farm and Fisherman, Chef Chip Roman of Blackfish and Tradestone Chocolate, Executive Chef Jon Oh and Chef Joseph Nocella from Scarpetta, and Executive Chef Terry Owens from Capital Grille.knob-creek-etched-bottleMalcolm Jenkins, Founder and Chairman of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, spoke passionately from the stage as he officially opened the evening program. Announcing his commitment to improving the lives of youth and their families in underserved communities, he spoke about the plight of children in Philadelphia’s Promise Zone, a two-mile radius in Western Philadelphia, which currently has a 57% poverty rate and lack of educational resources. In July 2016, the Foundation collaborated with Drexel University’s ExCITe Center to create Summer S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Athletics, & Mathematics), a newly innovative week-long day camp for middle school students that uniquely integrates science, math, and technology with areas of creative and performing arts and athletics including Music Technology (Acoustics and Sound Synthesis), Visual Arts (Geometry and Drawing/Painting), Game Design & Coding (Dance Algorithms, Creating Pixel Art), Athletics (Technology for Analyzing Performance) and Dance (Biology and Movement). Jenkins vowed that the Foundation will increase its programming each year to expand opportunities for youth and thanked attendees for their donations and support.Emcee Jon Dorenbos, Eagle performing magic trick.Eagles Long Snapper and Magician Jon Dorenbos (“America’s Got Talent” “Ellen”) dazzled the crowd with a magic trick that literally had the room shaking with laughter, as he opened the live auction. Guests had the opportunity to bid on unique travel experiences from G2G Collection and one-of-a-kind memorabilia items provided by CSM. Blitz, Bow-Ties, & Bourbon was made possible through the generosity of the Foundation’s sponsors and corporate partners including Piascik, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health, The Money Athlete, The Ohio State University, Eagles Charitable Foundation, Beam Suntory / Maker’s Mark, Rock Avenue Bow-Ties, Ltd., G2G Collection, NBC10, 94 Sports WIP and F.C. Kerbeck & Sons.

'Holiday Dinner Basket Surprise’ Feeds 135 Philadelphia Families

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It was a scene of hustle and holiday cheer as Philadelphia Eagles Free Safety Malcolm Jenkins and The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) provided holiday meal baskets for 135 Philadelphia families at the Foundation’s Holiday Dinner Basket Surprise.Taking place in collaboration with Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s Annual Holiday Event, hosted in partnership with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the inaugural event provided turkeys, provided by Giant Food Store, and baskets with food inclusive of everything needed to prepare a traditional holiday meal. Reflective of the jersey number (27) that Jenkins wears on the field, the Foundation engaged 27 area churches and organizations to each select five families in need of the festive blessing, before distributing the baskets to their communities.In addition to handing out dinner baskets, TMJF, the Mayor’s Office, the FOP and special guests that included 6abc’s Sharrie Williams and award-winning trombonist Jeff Bradshaw, welcomed an additional 27 families with children under the age of 12 and provided lunch before surprising each child with a bag of toys.921401_970209756378263_434271320048570894_o“Sometimes the families who need us most aren’t easy to reach,” said Jenkins. “With community groups, the Mayor’s office, and the Fraternal Order of Police at our side, we reached hundreds of families who might have been passed over this holiday season.”Annually, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation’s Holiday Dinner Basket Surprise has served 135 families in New Orleans since 2011. Striving to make a sustainable impact on young people and their families in every city in which Malcolm Jenkins has lived, played, and attended school, the effort has now expanded to Philadelphia.