Since 1996 Tom Coughlin has raised countless time, raising money to help families tackle childhood cancer by providing financial and emotional support. His hard work and dedication to his foundation has help many children around the world through their hard times from this horrible disease. On September 27th Coughlin had his 15th annual champions for children gala at the Cipriani in Manhattan.
The Event had many different athletes and celebrities, that came to support Tom’s Jay Fund foundation gala. The most known Giants that attended the event were guys like Justin Tuck, Kevin Booth and Shaun O’Hara, they all were part of the two great Super Bowl runs the Giants made under Coughlin. I was very impressed with Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo, who hosted the event for Tom’s foundation that night.
Giants Owner John Marra and new Giants head coach Pat Shurmur both attended the event showing their support for Coughlin’s foundation. I was amazed on all the people that came out too support this great foundation that Coughlin and his wife have been pushing for the last twenty-five years. Everything Coughlin has done from his many years of raising money for the Jay Fund foundation to his success on the football field all has come from hard work, dedication and humility. I think if there were more Tom Coughlin’s in the world, this world would be a better place.
On September 19th Kershel Anthony, Put on a event for the ages from high flying gogo dancers to fantastic art and much more. Kershel’s artistic values was just one thing he brought to this event, but his main thought that music and dance can bring people together. Kershel’s passion for the last 20 years has been bringing children together, by teaching them dance to give them a healthy life. His love for children and dance help him discover his path in his career as he created the birth of Kerboomkidz. His program has helped kids from all ages throughout the world, while his love for children has been his driven force on continuing to help schools.
Kershel invited “Man of the Year” winner twenty two year old make a wish spokesman Nick Singh, who’s speech brought people to understand that doing a good deed is not for awards. He introduce a young man named Tyler, who had 47 brain surgeries in last few years. Nick also courageous for what he has been though in his past, explain that his hard work and passion has led him here today. Nick Singh is a extraordinary young man who is wise beyond his twenty two years.
Kershel’s Swag event was a huge hit with almost 150 of his closest friends, that came to support his cause. His hard work and dedication to helping kids and schools health programs, is not only commendable but inspiring. His love for art and culture has brought many unique artistic people together. Whatever Kershel plans to do in the near future im positive his passion for it will sore like a shooting star in the sky.