NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans cornerback
|Jason McCourty, left, and twin brother Devin have partnered for the "Tackle Sickle Cell" campaign to raise money and awareness to fight the disease.|
The McCourty twins are hosting a 5K Run/Walk in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., on Sunday, June 9 as the major fundraising component of the campaign. Jason and Devin will be joined by fellow members of the NFL and former Rutgers football teammates. Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood will be the “Official Race Starter.”
The twins have been competing against each other their whole lives, so they have taken this opportunity to combine their charitable efforts with their competitive spirit. They have each set up their own fundraising team for the 5K to see which brother can raise more money for the Tackle Sickle Cell Campaign: Team J-Mac vs. Team D-Mac!
The winner will be the brother whose 5K Team raises more money.
So what’s at stake?
The loser has agreed to fly to the other’s home turf and make a public appearance dressed up as the team mascot! So if Jason loses, he’ll have fly to New England and dress up as Pat Patriot, the Patriots’ mascot. If Devin loses, he’ll fly to Tennessee and dress up as T-Rac, the Titans’ mascot.
How can you get involved?
Visit www.TackleSickleCell.org and choose between“Join #TeamJ-Mac” or “Join #TeamD-Mac.” Once there, you can either join the team as an active event participant, or if you are unable to attend on June 9th you can simply donate to support your favorite McCourty and help ensure he wins the campaign … or more important, make sure he doesn’t LOSE!
For more information, be sure to follow @TackleSC on Twitter and join the conversation by using #TackleSC. You can also like TackleSickleCell.org on Facebook.com/TackleSickleCell.