JBF Worldwide 6th Anniversary Global Ambassador Celebration recognizes numerous professional athletes, artists and supporters at the united nations and awards dinner
New York, NY, March 30, 2012 – The Jack Brewer Foundation (JBF Worldwide) will celebrate its 6th Anniversary by hosting various events on Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30 in New York along with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Awards Committee, Friends for Good Health, South-South News and the United States Disaster Relief Command (USDRC).
Throughout the two-day event, a delegation including numerous Global Ambassadors of JBF Worldwide, Goodwill Ambassadors of the MDG Awards Committee and Members of its Athletes and Artists Committee as well as supporters will be recognized for their athletic and business achievements combined with their exceptional dedication and ongoing commitment to philanthropic work on a global level.
Upon the delegation’s arrival on the evening of March 29, JBF Global Ambassadors will have the unique opportunity to attend a private meet and greet with the USDRC General in Long Island, N.Y. The events will continue on Friday beginning with a visit to JBF affiliate South-South News where they will participate in interviews as part of the South-South News Sports for Development division headed by JBF Founder and Executive Director Jack Brewer. While there, they will also have a private tour and meet and greet with Honorary President of South-South News H.E. Amb. Francis Lorenzo.
Following the interviews will be a United Nations (UN) Press Conference and Awards Presentation in the UN Press Room. United Nations Ambassadors H.E. Brian Bowler of the Republic of Malawi, H.E. Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona of Sri Lanka, H.E. Marjon V. Kamara of Liberia and H.E. Luis Alfonso de Alba Gongora of Mexico will receive Special Recognition Awards presented jointly by the MDG Awards Committee and The Jack Brewer Foundation to their respective governments. The Awards are in recognition of the outstanding efforts each country is making towards its efforts to achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals. Chaired by Mr. Brewer, the MDG Awards Committee currently consists of Goodwill Ambassador Actress/Singer/Model Scarlett Johansson, Television Producer Tisha Fein, Writer Lewis Friedman, Producer Chris Wangro, Former Major League Soccer player Seth Stammler, current and former National Football League (NFL) players Israel Idonije, Barrett Green, David Clowney and Leigh Bodden and many more whom will be introduced during the event.
During the UN awards presentation, Mr. Brewer will introduce the newest members of the MDG Awards Athletes and Artists Committee, who are also Global Ambassadors of The Jack Brewer Foundation including current and former NFL players Marion Barber III, Jake Ballard, Dominique Barber, Michael Clayton, Jermichael Finley, Sidney Rice, Nate Jones, Laurence Maroney, Desmond Bishop, Barrett Green, Lance Johnstone, Barry Gardner, Kheeston Randall, Vernon Gholston, former New York Knick John Starks, Celebrity Musical Director Michael Bearden and Grammy Award-winning Haitian-American rapper, actor, film producer and former member of the hip hop trio The Fugees, Pras Michel. Directly following the Awards Presentation, the delegation will take part in a private tour of the United Nations. “This is a historic event for our foundation as it is the first time a delegation of this size will have the unique opportunity to participate in something of this magnitude at the United Nations. Furthermore, it is another step towards our goal of
mobilizing our supporters into various international initiatives in an effort to provide them with further knowledge and
expertise as it pertains to global advocacy, cultural diversity and philanthropic endeavors,” said Jack Brewer. “We are very excited to continue to expand our global network and provide tangible opportunities for our JBF Global Ambassadors and MDG Awards Athletes and Artists Committee members as we continue to create awareness while awarding the process.” The JBF 6th Anniversary Global Ambassador Celebration will culminate on Friday evening with a special Award Dinner in collaboration with Friends for Good Health and the United States Disaster Relief Command to highlight the numerous Global Ambassadors’ and supporters’ achievements and international work. This exclusive event will be attended by various diplomats, ambassadors, high level executives, athletes, celebrities and entertainers and is sponsored by Bobby K. Kalotee, General Malvin S. Tarkin, Hanleigh Insurance, BlackRock, Bespoke Growth Partners, Janus and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. About The Jack Brewer Foundation The Jack Brewer Foundation (JBF Worldwide) is a non-profit organization founded by five-year National Football League (NFL) veteran and Founder/CEO of The Brewer Group Companies, Jack Brewer. JBF Worldwide is dedicated to helping alleviate extreme poverty through its various self-sustaining socioeconomic initiatives that focus on the empowerment of women and children living within impoverished and underdeveloped communities through the implementation of initiatives that enable food security; provide access to educational resources; assist in disaster relief and medical aid; and promote peace and development through sport. For more information about The Jack Brewer Foundation, please visit www.jbfworldwide.org.
About the Millennium Development Goals Committee The MDG Awards Committee is a not for profit organization whose mission is to recognize efforts to achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and serve as a catalyst in disseminating information to the wider public about the importance of the MDGs and the efforts being made to achieve them. The MDG Awards Committee galvanizes global public understanding, support and action that will help lead to the achievement of the MDGs. Its focus, in collaboration with UN Agencies, includes creating or partnering in recognition activities that will help achieve its mission by
spotlighting the efforts of governments and civil society. Chaired by Mr. Jack Brewer, the MDG Awards Athletes and Artists Committee serves as a focal point for bringing artists and athletes together to help support the MDGs not only by lending their celebrity, but by leveraging their personal and financial commitments to more effectively support important, sustainable projects and to respond to relief emergencies around the world. The Committee will continue to seek the guidance of its members during the course of 2012 -2015 in steadily building up the worldwide campaign of awareness, outreach and impact of the eight (8) Millennium Development Goals and the numerous Global Programs of JBF Worldwide. For more information, please visit www.mdgawards.org.
Nikki Myers, Director of Marketing and Communications