It was a star-studded night on Thursday as athletes and celebrities came together to show their support for two-time Super Bowl champion Justin Tuck.
Tuck, who plays defensive end for the New York Giants, took a step away from the football field and on to the charity scene at his celebrity billiards tournament in New York City.
But it wasn’t all just fun and games.
The cause drew attention to Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy charity, which raises funds to donate books and reading materials to support underserved children in New York, New Jersey and Alabama communities.
Now in its fourth year, Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy has raised over $1.5 million and donated over 45,000 new books.
Team Strong Island (my hubby Speedy Claxton and friend & businessman, James McKenna impressed onlookers and beat celebrities such as Boxing Champ & Philly native, Bernard Hopkins, NBA’s Jamario Moon, Superbowl Champ Terrell Thomas and HOT 97 Host Angie Martinez for the crown.
That ramped up support last night as people from all over the sports realm stopped by to help out their friend Tuck.
Teammates Osi Umenyiora, Prince Amukamara, Jason Pierre Paul, Michael Boley and Kevin Boothe were on hand, and joined by Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews, retired Mets pitcher John Franco, ESPN’s Michael Smith and Hannah Storm, as well as celebrities Vivica Fox and Anthony Anderson, who also emceed the event.
Oh and if you guys are curious about what Speedy aka WE won along with a trip to Costa Rica, check it out…