(THIS IS A REPOST FROM JORDIN SPARKS INSTAGRAM POST.)
I want to take a moment to acknowledge my friend, Larry Fitzgerald. You all know what he does on the field. His work ethic, production and focus. Then the commercials, the lights and the interviews. You know he’s one of the best in the NFL right now & definitely one of the best to ever play. But it’s what he does when the cameras are off, when the fans go home and uniform is hung up to dry for the next game.
His heart is bigger than anything you’ve seen displayed on the field. Putting the game on his shoulders, in the playoffs last year, against Green Bay? His heart is bigger. Taking it to the house in the last two minutes of Super Bowl 43? Yep, his heart is still bigger. Standing tall, at the podium, after one of the biggest disappointments in his sports career? His heart is bigger still.
No matter where he is, Larry is always wanting to make an impact on the community and the youth.
Whether it’s in his hometown of Minneapolis, the AZ community, across the country or abroad. We both traveled to Rwanda, with Starkey Hearing, to fit & give free hearing aids to anyone who needed them. Hours would pass and he, just like the incredible Bill Austin, would still be fitting kids or parents until the last person was seen. I was inspired by that and challenged to give until I can give no more.
He was my friend before anyone knew my name and has always been so supportive of me, my family, career & charity work with The M.A.D Girls & Jordin Sparks Experience. He’s been to almost every single one, with that trademark smile of his, and with a willing spirit. Looking back through these pictures, it’s amazing to see how much time has passed…and we’re still running on fumes!
Today, as you are one of three finalists up for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, I want to say congratulations. It would take days to list all the amazing things you do for others but I’ll let people discover that on their own. You deserve it more than anyone I know.
You may be ‘the man of the year’ to some but, to me, you’re just my confidant and friend and I’m honored to call you so.
Here we go again! We are celebrating 10 years of making a difference during the Super Bowl! Since 2008 we, along with Jordin and PJ Sparks have dedicated the week prior to the Super Bowl to community service and promoting awareness for various causes. We call it the Jordin Sparks Experience. Our mission is to leave a positive footprint in each Super Bowl city we visit, and we believe we have done that! From the Miami Children’s Hospital, to Sheltering Wings in Indianapolis, to the Ryan House in Phoenix, to George Mark House in the Bay area…we’ve been “around the block” to these wonderful places and more. What a blessing!
Thank you for your support and encouragement over the years…for pushing us to keep doing what we’re doing. We appreciate you and all the people we’ve met along the way.
“It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can always make a difference — and I would say, start right now!” Jordin Sparks discusses The M.A.D. Girls, Inc. as part of YOUNG HOLLYWOOD GIVES BACK: A #CNNHeroes Special on CNN
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald joins the show to talk about a raffle that will send a lucky winner to the Super Bowl and VIP parties. He talks about how he developed a friendship with Richard Sherman.
You and a guest could be my new BFFS and join me on the Red Carpet and sit at my table for 2 star studded parties at this years Super Bowl in Arizona, includes all expenses & 2 tickets to the game!
Tickets are Just $2.00 Each (Minimum Purchase of 5 Tickets)
Your Ticket Reference Numbers are included on your receipt and emailed to you
Entry Deadline: 11:00 AM ET on Tuesday Jan 27, 2015
Drawing Date: Tuesday Jan 27, 2015
Winner will be called and notified by Jordin Sparks
Winner and 1 guest will join Jordin Sparks on the red carpet and spend the night with their new BFF, at Jordin’s table, at the star studded Red, White, and Black Party (Blur Night Club, Scottsdale AZ, Wednesday, January 28, 2015)
Winner and guest will join Jordin Sparks on the red carpet and sit at her table, at the world famous Friars Club Roast of Terry Bradshaw; where Jordin will also be performing (Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, AZ, Thursday, January 29, 2015)
Winner and guest will join Jordin Sparks backstage for her sound check and rehearsal prior to the Friars Club Roast
Winner will receive 2 tickets to Super Bowl XLIX (University of Phoenix, Glendale, AZ, Sunday, February 1, 2015, 6:30 PM ET)
Jordin Sparks will take at least one selfie with the Winner and Guest and tweet it out to all her fans
Jordin Sparks will autograph printed copies (2) of one selfie with the Winner and guest for the Winner and guest
Winner and guest will each receive an autographed CD of Jordin Sparks upcoming Right Here/Right Now album release, when available.
Winner and guest will receive 5 nights hotel accommodations (check-in Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – check-out Monday, February 2, 2015)
Winner and guest will receive round trip coach airfare to Phoenix, Arizona (If needed, If used $3,000 total maximum)
Winner will receive a $1,000 cash allowance for ground transportation, meals, and other out-of-pocket expenses
Winner will be awarded a cash prize in the amount of $2,325.00 to mitigate the Winner’s tax liability that results from winning the raffle. The prize is withheld and paid, on behalf of the Winner, directly to the IRS ($2,800.00) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ($525.00). The actual amount awarded may be adjusted proportionally based on the value of the actual prizes received.
Can I get in for free? No, there are no comp tickets. This is the charity’s primary fundraising event for the year. From time to time there will be contests through various media outlets and social media for free tickets. Follow www.twitter.com/rwb_party for current updates.
Will Jordin be singing? Yes
How can I help? You can help by spreading the word, participating in the event, and bringing your credit card or checkbook! Use these links, hashtags and handles! www.rwbparty.com http://www.jordinsparksexperience.com #RWBParty #JSE2015 #IMAY #SB49 @RWB_Party
Will there be opportunities to donate? YES! At the event there will be a call to action from Jordin & Larry. You can go to the donate button on this page too!
How do I sponsor the event? Please contact us direct.
How do I participate in the community service part of the event? We will be doing our Teddy Bear Picnic and delivery after the event. YOU can donate a bear in your name by making a donation for $50. Jordin will deliver the bear to the child on your behalf!
Will there be an auction? Yes! There will be a silent auction with a LOT of cool memorabilia. We will also be doing a live auction of a couple cool experiences! NOTE: We do have special tickets and auction packages NOW available. Contact us direct.
Can I sit with Jordin and Larry at their table? Yes. These tickets are extremely limited contact direct for these ticket prices.
Our 8th Annual Jordin Sparks Experience is right around the corner! Stay tuned for a week of fun and giving back in Arizona! Jordin will be singing the anthem for the Pro-Bowl to kick off the week, then our annual Red White & Black Party at Blur Nightclub on the 28th to raise funds for The Other Side Campaign and medical center in Haiti, and a Teddy Bear delivery to those who could use a soft cuddly smile. More events and details to come! Stay tuned!