On Monday night, NFL Quarterback Michael Vick and his “Team Vick Foundation” gathered at the Tashan Restaurant on 777 South Broad Street for a “Charity Cocktail Party” to raise awareness and money to benefit people in need. Supporters in attendance included John Dorenbos from the Eagles, NFL athlete Raheem Brock, Mike Jerrick and Shenielle Jones from FOX, Miss Pennsylvania Jordyn Colao, Film Producer Charlie Mack and many others.
The Philly event was structured around the #7: Michael Vick’s jersey number, the starting time of 7pm, the date of January 7th, and the location (777). The jackpot came in the form of extraordinary items auctioned off for a great cause. “The Team Vick Foundation represents who I am by giving back to the community and creating as many activities I can to inspire our youth,” Vick expressed to AllHipHop.com. “We must give them insight and share our time and our experiences with the youth so we don’t lose them.”
While Vick’s organization raised thousands of dollars last evening, the 2012 NFL season was as fruitful to Vick. The Philadelphia Eagles finished at the bottom of the NFC East with a 4-12 record. Vick played in 10 of those games, winning 3. And Andy Reid, the man who took a chance on Michael, was fired then hired by the Kansas City Chiefs in the span of 7 days. However, Michael is extremely optimistic about his future with the Eagles. And he didn’t back down from his stance following the end of regular season, claiming a few of his teammates checked out on him. “I feel that my best quality on the field is being a dual threat at any time, any moment in the game,” said Vick. “Next season, it’s all about having the best supporting cast around me to give our team the best opportunity to succeed, without all the pressure being on me. I feel I deserve that.”
Visit www.TeamVickFoundation.Org for more information.