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The Jarvis Green Foundation Launches

Southern Louisiana Annual Wine Tasting Gala in Baton Rouge

Proceeds will be distributed to disadvantaged single mothers in Baton Rouge low income areas

(BATON ROUGE LA – May 16, 2011) The Jarvis Green Foundation’s wine tasting gala, which benefits disadvantaged single mothers in low income areas comes to Baton Rouge. The evening festivities at the Cook Hotel/Lod Cook Alumni Center will include a live band, dining on gourmet food, sipping fine wines, a raffle and a silent auction.

These women take on awesome responsibilities of raising and building the lives of precious children alone. Despite the circumstance, the key is a parent who not only provides for their children but gives much love and doesn’t give up. Therefore, The Jarvis Green Foundation hosts various events and fundraisers in an effort to help make these families’ dreams a reality.

“As athletes we need to think twice about the decisions we make to help the community. So many people invest time in helping to develop an athlete and support that person. So the least we [athletes] can do is give back. You paying forward is giving back what’s been invested in you.” said, Jarvis Green

Friday evening May 27th 7-11pm, the start of Memorial Day weekend patrons will be enjoying various flavors from Treasury Wine Estates at different stations placed throughout the venue while sampling international and southern cuisine catered by Unique Cuisine of Lod Cook Center. In addition, live music will be provided by Rat Pack Band featuring Liza Minnelli, jokes by comedian D’lai, and other performances such as X-tremetalent caricature, Elvis Statue and Jester Juggler.

A former 2x-Superbowl Champion, New England Patriot and current Houston Texan, Jarvis will be joined by former LSU and NFL players and coaches (i.e., Corey Webster, Bradie James, Kyle Williams, Randall Gay, Alan Faneca, Kevin Faulk, Glenn Dorsey, Tyson Jackson, former All-Pro RB Jamal Anderson, Texans 2nd rd pick Brandon Harris, etc) Hollywood celebrities and various top local executives.

Coming from a two parent household and growing up in Louisiana, Jarvis came to appreciate the strength and sacrifice many of these single mothers make for their children life seen through his friend’s experiences and neighborhood. Jarvis’s foundation selected its first recipient years ago, Michelle Jefferson, a New Orleans native who lost everything in the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina. Michelle was flown to New York for an appearance on the Montel Williams Show and surprised with much-needed financial assistance among other gifts. On ESPN Jim Rome, Jarvis surprised Michelle at the house he helped her purchase after the natural disaster.

Tickets can be purchased through Jarvis Green Foundation website and to view some of the auction items and pre-bid online, click here Jarvis Green Foundation Online Fundraiser.  

Sponsors for the event are First Millennium Construction, Walton Core Construction, Clear Channel Baton Rouge, Real Sports Fundraising, The Pretzel Twister, Treasury Wine Estates, Patron Tequila and Ultimat Vodka.

So again, please join The Jarvis Green Foundation in contributing to this cause as it is sure to be a truly magical event, which will help to make a much needed difference in the lives of our fellow single mother Americans.

Join the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #JGreenTasting

Media Contact: D4SM – Eddie Rhodman, Jr. – eddie@d4sm.com – 404-423-4493

March 11, 2011

Dear NFL Fan,

When I wrote to you last on behalf of the NFL, we promised you that we would work tirelessly to find a collectively bargained solution to our differences with the players’ union. Subsequent to that letter to you, we agreed that the fastest way to a fair agreement was for everyone to work together through a mediation process. For the last three weeks I have personally attended every session of mediation, which is a process our clubs sincerely believe in.

Unfortunately, I have to tell you that earlier today the players’ union walked away from mediation and collective bargaining and has initiated litigation against the clubs. In an effort to get a fair agreement now, our clubs offered a deal today that was, among other things, designed to have no adverse financial impact on veteran players in the early years, and would have met the players’ financial demands in the latter years of the agreement.

The proposal we made included an offer to narrow the player compensation gap that existed in the negotiations by splitting the difference; guarantee a reallocation of savings from first-round rookies to veterans and retirees without negatively affecting compensation for rounds 2-7; no compensation reduction for veterans; implement new year-round health and safety rules; retain the current 16-4 season format for at least two years with any subsequent changes subject to the approval of the league and union; and establish a new legacy fund for retired players ($82 million contributed by the owners over the next two years).

It was a deal that offered compromise, and would have ensured the well-being of our players and guaranteed the long-term future for the fans of the great game we all love so much. It was a deal where everyone would prosper.

We remain committed to collective bargaining and the federal mediation process until an agreement is reached, and call on the union to return to negotiations immediately. NFL players, clubs, and fans want an agreement. The only place it can be reached is at the bargaining table.

While we are disappointed with the union’s actions, we remain steadfastly committed to reaching an agreement that serves the best interest of NFL players, clubs and fans, and thank you for your continued support of our League. First and foremost it is your passion for the game that drives us all, and we will not lose sight of this as we continue to work for a deal that works for everyone.

Roger Goodell

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