The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation will hold its sixth annual fundraising event, Blitz, Bowties, Bourbon and Beyond (formerly known as “Blitz Bowties and Bourbon). The event hosted by two-time Super Bowl champion and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins. The gala will be held on Monday, Oct. 7 at the Lincoln Financial Field West Club.

The foundation will give the guests an opportunity to experience notable chef tastings, bourbon cocktails, soulful sounds and exclusive live and silent auctions along with a exhibition displaying the history and impact of his different programs that have made a big difference in the lives of young people and communities at large. The event offers an great opportunity for business leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and the community to support TMJF’s efforts to address the need for free, quality educational programs for youth in underserved communities.

“For nearly 10 years we have been diligent about breathing life into our mission to effectuate positive change in the lives of youth,” said Jenkins, founder and chairman of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation in a statement. “To ensure that we are impacting the life of the whole child, we have enhanced our endeavors to include parents, guardians, mentors and the village community our youth calls home.

Funds raised from the event will the foundation’s free youth programs and initiatives including Get Ready Fest; Holiday Dinner Basket Suprise; Young Dragons Summer STEAM; Next Level Youth Football Camp and Tumbling Camp for Cheerleaders; and Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. (Reinforcing Education With Activities, Recreation and Developmental Supports).

“The B3+Beyond fundraising gala is an extra special signature event of our foundation, as it was inaugurated in Philadelphia in 2014 when I signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and became part of the part of this great community known as the City of Brotherly Love,” Jenkins said in a statement. “I am proud of the inroads we have made to be the difference that makes the difference for Philadelphia’s youth and others in vulnerable and marginalized communities.”

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and 7 p.m. for general admission ticket holders. For more information go to the foundation’s website at www.themalcolmjenkinsfoundation.org. or (732) 882-9513.

Villanova DB Jaquan Amos earns weekly honors

Villanova junior defensive back Jaquan Amos from Northeast High School has earned two honors this week. Amos, a 6-foot-1, 190-pounder, has been named both the FCS STATS National Defensive Player of the Week and CAA Defensive Player of the Week.

In the first game of the season, Amos helped Villanova post a 34-14 win over then No. 13 Colgate. His fumble recovery set up the Wildcats’ first touchdown and his 27-yard interception return for a score also contributed to the victory. He had seven total and four solo tackles in the win over Colgate.

Basketball Hall of Fame announces presenters

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently announced the list of Hall of Famers who will present this year’s class at the induction ceremony on Friday, Sept. 6. The ceremony will take place at Springfield Symphony Hall in Springfield, Mass. The event will be televised on NBA TV at 7:30 p.m.

Here is the list of inductees and presenters:

Al Attles presented by Rick Barry (‘87); Carl Braun presented by David Stern (‘14); Chuck Cooper presented by Bill Russell (‘75), Elgin Baylor (‘77), Tom Heinsohn (‘86), Julius Erving (‘93), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (‘95), Larry Bird (‘98), Isiah Thomas (‘00), Dominique Wilkins (‘06), Mannie Jackson (‘17) and Ray Allen (‘18); Vlade Divac presented by Jerry West (‘80); Bill Fitch presented by Bird; Bobby Jones presented by Billy Cunningham (‘86) and David Thompson (‘96); Sidney Moncrief presented by Bob Lanier (‘92) and Don Nelson (‘12); Jack Sikma presented by Lenny Wilkens (‘89), Abdul-Jabbar and Wayne Embry (‘99); Tennessee A&I presented by West; Wayland Baptist presented by Luisa Harris Stewart (‘92) and Nancy Lieberman (‘96); Teresa Weatherspoon presented by Cynthia Cooper (‘10), Sheryl Swoopes (‘16) and Tina Thompson (‘18); Paul Westphal presented by Baylor (‘77) and Charles Barkley (‘06).

Black College Football Poll

Alcorn State is the No. 1 ranked football team among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities according the latest Black College Football Poll from the Power News Radio Network. Here’s a list of the PNRN top 10 HBCU football teams.

1. Alcorn State

2. Florida A&M

3. North Carolina A&T

4. Southern

5. South Carolina State

6. Bethune-Cookman

7. Albany State

8. Alabama A&M

9. Grambling State

10. Virginia Union

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