Larchmont, NY, July 22, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Usually recognized on the football field for his dirty work protecting the quarterback’s blind side, New York Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw M. Ferguson is being recognized for that same diligence off of the field today. Essence® Magazine has announced that Ferguson has been selected as one of their 2008 “Do Right Men,” which celebrates African American men and their charitable efforts. Ferguson’s outstanding work with his charitable foundation the D'Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation earned him the 2008 honors.
The contest, held annually from January through March, requires its contestants to go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to community service efforts. Established just one year ago, the D'Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation has given out more than $50,000 in grants and scholarships for the 2007-08 academic year to eligible high school students. “This is an opportunity for me to elevate and promote success within our communities,” said Ferguson.
Ferguson will have an online feature on the Essence® website, www.essence.com/dorightmen where readers can read more about Ferguson’s efforts and also view additional photographs and biographies. Readers will also have the opportunity to send e-mails directly to Ferguson, vote for his profile and also to visit his personal website at www.dbrickashawferguson.com.
About the D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation:
The mission of the D'Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation is to improve the quality of life for students by awarding academic scholarships to those deserving eligible students who reside in the New York area, including but not limited to Baldwin, Freeport, Hempstead, Roosevelt, Uniondale communities and to eligible students throughout the United States. The foundation will provide resources that will enhance and contribute to each student's pursuit of higher education.
The foundation will also provide financial support to churches by way of grants for the repair and construction of church owned edifices. Ultimately, the foundation will provide resources to churches, schools, and to fund food banks and clothing ministries in hopes of building up the respective communities thereby showing God's love in action.