Master of Ceremonies, Anthony Anderson, hosts NY Giants, Knicks, Jets, and VIPs benefiting Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy
NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, June 2, 2011, New York Giants Super Bowl Champion and Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Tuck will host his 3rd Annual Tuck's Celebrity Billiards Tournament Presented by RXR. The celebrity-packed competition will feature 32 teams of athletes and celebrities vying for the title as part of an effort to support a fundraising initiative for the Pro Bowler's major charity platform, Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy. The action will take place at Slate NYC, one of Manhattan's premier billiards clubs.
This exclusive event will bring together celebrities and VIPs to raise funds for Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy, an initiative started by Lauran and Justin Tuck to encourage children to READ, UNDERSTAND, SUCCEED and HOPE. The charity donates books and other reading materials to underserved children in the New York City and Central Alabama communities. To date, Tuck's initiatives have donated over 15,000 books and have raised over $800,000.
Among the celebrities who attended in 2010 were renowned actor Anthony Anderson, who served as Master of Ceremonies, Vivica A. Fox (Actress), Big Daddy Kane (Hip Hop Star), Buddy Valastro (Reality Star, Carlos Bakery), Charles Smith (retired NBA player), Chubb Rock (Hip Hop Star), Melle Mel (Hip Hop Star), Michael Smith (ESPN), Paul Sorvino (Actor), Damien Woody (NY Jets), Dave Diehl (NY Giants), Eli Manning (NY Giants), Hakeem Nicks (NY Giants), Jamal Anderson (retired NFL player), Ryan Grant (Green Bay Packers) and Shaun O'Hara (NY Giants) among others.
"Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy is ready to make some big plays this year," claims Tuck. "We're looking to break the $1M fundraising mark after this year's Celebrity Billiards Tournament, and provide our youth with even more resources. This is the perfect opportunity for our supporters to have an awesome time, while helping the charity reach this tremendous goal."
RXR Chairman and CEO Scott Rechler added, "We are pleased to be able to help Justin and Lauran – who do so much for kids to support their communities and create a better future through education and literacy."
The tournament consists of 32 two-person teams pre-paired in a single elimination 8-ball challenge. The Tournament is managed by the American Poolplayers Association and referees oversee each match. After the final match, Tuck will present the winning team with a Grand Prize Luxury Package.
Tables and teams are still available for the event and a portion of team and table sales are tax deductible. For more information on participation, interested parties should email [email protected].
About Justin Tuck and Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy
This program aspires to encourage children to READ, UNDERSTAND, SUCCEED, and HOPE as they continue to nurture literacy in their lives. Founded by Justin and Lauran Tuck, this initiative is committed to raising funds to donate books and other reading materials to enrich youth in the New York and Central Alabama communities. Justin Tuck is an NFL Pro Bowl and All-Pro defensive end who was drafted by the New York Giants in 2005. He recorded 11.5 sacks last season and his dominant play in Super Bowl XLII helped lead the Giants to victory against the New England Patriots. For more information, please visit www.justintuck.com.
RXR Realty LLC ("RXR") is a vertically integrated private real estate company with expertise in investment management, property management, development, design, construction, leasing, financing and asset management. RXR's core growth strategy is focused on New York City and the surrounding tri-state area markets. The Company is one of the largest owners, managers, and developers in the New York Tri-State Area with interests in approximately $2.5 billion in assets, comprised of 70 operating properties containing approximately 11.3 million square feet, and an extensive development pipeline.
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