Using Football to Leave a Footprint…and a Teddy Bear

This year is our 10th Super Bowl. Every year we spend the week doing community service in the Super Bowl city. Our goal is to leave a positive footprint in each city. One of our signature projects is the Teddy Bear Picnic where we go into a children’s hospital, hospice, shelter, etc. and hand out teddy bears and encourage the kids, parents, staff and volunteers.

This year we are doing three TBPs and also supporting other charitable events while there.  We’ve had tremendous positive feedback and want to expand and do MORE in 2017…not just during Super Bowl week!

If you would like to make a difference and underwrite one or more of these “picnics” we’d love your support! Please contact us!

Teddy Bears have arrived for Bo’s Place, The Women’s Home, & Forge for Families 2017
PJ Sparks and kids at the Mission Arlington 2011
Volunteers for Miami Teddy Bear Picnic 2010
Jordin & PJ Sparks Miami Children’s Hospital 2010
Jordin Sparks at NY Presbyterian Hospital 2014
Jordin Sparks at George Mark Children’s Home 2016

xo,

The M.A.D. Girls

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Jordin Sparks Experience 2017

Jordin Sparks Experience 10 Year Anniversary
Jordin Sparks Experience 10 Year Anniversary

Here we go again!  We are celebrating 10 years of making a difference during the Super Bowl!  Since 2008 we, along with Jordin and PJ Sparks have dedicated the week prior to the Super Bowl to community service and promoting awareness for various causes. We call it the Jordin Sparks Experience.  Our mission is to leave a positive footprint in each Super Bowl city we visit, and we believe we have done that!  From the Miami Children’s Hospital, to Sheltering Wings in Indianapolis, to the Ryan House in Phoenix, to George Mark House in the Bay area…we’ve been “around the block” to these wonderful places and more.  What a blessing!

Thank you for your support and encouragement over the years…for pushing us to keep doing what we’re doing.  We appreciate you and all the people we’ve met along the way.

xo,

The M.A.D. Girls

 

A Day in the Life … A Jordin Sparks Diary

jordin-0to60-nfl-play-60A Day in the Life of Jordin Sparks

How the award winning singer & songwriter sped up the quest for healthier kids at the #0to60 Event with the NFL, Fuel Up to Play 60, and the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition…

6:30 AM: Rise and shine Denver! I woke up extra early this morning to get ready for today’s event. After grabbing a healthy breakfast of my shake and a banana, I met with my hair and makeup artist to get glammed for the show.

7:30 AM: I’m picked up from the hotel and driven to Allendale Elementary School in Arvada, Colorado. I marvel at the mountains we pass by during our drive – the scenery here is truly breathtaking!

8:00 AM: We arrive at Allendale Elementary, and start our sound check to make sure that our equipment is set up properly. We finish right before we get word that the kids are about to get here, so we run to a room in the back where I can get ready before the big surprise.

8:45 AM: I was a little sleepy on the way to the school this morning, but as soon as I heard the voices of all the excited students filling up the gymnasium, I perked right up! I sneak a peek at all the kids and start to get nervous. Even though I’ve performed hundreds of times, seeing the energy from the crowd always gives me an adrenaline rush.

9:15 AM: I watched the announcement of the 2016 NFL Hometown Grant from the back of the room, and heard the great news that this year, the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition will match the NFL’s contribution to promote health and wellness in schools through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. The Foundation’s contribution will enable more schools to get active by adopting the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. Since playing outside and participating in sports were an important part of my childhood and my charity, The M.A.D. Girls #madkids program, I’m really happy that these school districts will be able to support their students through use of the grant money and the fitness program.

9:20 AM: My hands start to shake as I listen for the emcee to announce my name, and when he does, I run into the gymnasium to hundreds of energetic students! I can’t help but smile when I see how excited they are, and I take a few minutes to let them know why being active is so important to me. This is all being streamed live on my Facebook page…shaking and all! Finally, I get to perform “One Step at a Time” and dance with the audience, which is a perfect introduction into the next part of my appearance, which is…

9:35 AM: …the debut of my new song, which is called, “#0to60!”. I recorded this song for the new #0to60 campaign from the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition. We played the song while we lead the kids through some warm up stretches and then a fun exercise routine to get their hearts pumping and bodies moving! It’s surreal to see so many people being physically active to a song I recorded, and I’m glad the crowd seems to enjoy the song as much as I do!

10:00 AM: Now that the assembly is over, we head outside to participate in a physical0to60 nfl jordin play 60.jpg activity clinic with the Denver Broncos cheerleaders and Miles, the Broncos mascot. I volunteered to lead some of the exercise stations, and in the process, worked up a sweat myself! I think chasing after students should definitely count as my workout for the day…

10:50 AM: After the clinic, I meet up with a few reporters to do some interviews on behalf of the NFL, Fuel Up to Play 60, and the #0to60 campaign. I get to talk about my 3 favorite things, which is music, football, and helping kids, so the interviews are fun and go by quickly.

3:15 PM: After swinging by the hotel to grab my luggage, I get ready to fly back home. I’m exhausted, but had an amazing time premiering the song and getting active with the students. Thank you to the National Foundation, NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60 for their efforts to support students across the country. I’m excited to continue our work to inspire students and adults across the country to go from #0to60 every day!

~Jordin

For more information about #0to60, visit 0to60fitness.org.

xo,

The M.A.D. Girls

Our 1st Wave of M.A.D. Ambassadors are Here!

1st Wave of M.A.D. Ambassadors!
1st Wave of M.A.D. Ambassadors!

We had the wonderful opportunity to spread our message and mission to hundreds of world changers at the Jostens Renaissance Gala!  We are so thankful for the platform that they gave us! We launched the M.A.D. Ambassador Club at this event!

You can “Join the M.A.C.” too!  It’s for all ages and FREE!  All you have to do is fill out the form and commit to only 5 HOURS of service/month for a year!  If you’re in school, you also promise to maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.  Then, once you do that, make sure to share on social media using our hashtag, #jointhemac.  Super simple right?

Jordin & PJ Sparks were featured speakers at the gala and were so inspirational!  Jordin surprised the crowd with a couple songs, and it was electric! Jodi went live on Jordin’s Facebook page and filmed her singing “No Air.”

During the breakout session, Jordin, PJ, Jodi & Nichet all spoke and encouraged the students to bring their leadership skills back to their schools and make a difference!  We are so excited about this!  It has been a dream to do this for years…we just needed the right partner!  Thank you Jostens!

Remember, it’s super easy to join the M.A.C.!  We’d love to have YOU!

xoxo,

The M.A.D. Girls

Filming for The Harbor
Filming for The Harbor
Break out session.
Break out session.
Jordin & PJ Sparks
Jordin & PJ Sparks
#jointheMAC
#jointheMAC

Super Bowl 2016 ~ Using Football to Leave a Footprint

9 Super Bowls.  We’ve been to each one since 2008.  Our purpose is to leave a positive footprint in each city and shine a light on those making a difference in their community.   San Francisco Bay Area was no different.

This year we had the honor of serving the community, creating smiles,  and lending our platform to some amazing organizations and events.

We started out at the 1st NFL Women’s Summit

Jodi Jackson, Billie Jean King (Women’s Sports Foundation), & Nichet Smith

Jordin Sparks speaking to the women at the NFL Women’s Summit

Jordin had some fun with the Verizon #minute50 winners,

We held our annual Teddy Bear Picnic and George Mark Children’s House,

We had a great time at George Mark! #JSE2016 #SB50 #TeddyBearPicnic #crazyface

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“Crazy face” is our favorite pose!

P.J. Sparks, Jodi Jackson, & Jordin Sparks sporting our signature 2016 #IMAY T-Shirts!

We wrapped up the week with a favorite partner of ours, Starkey Hearing Foundation

Group shot with Jordin Sparks and Tani Austin of Starkey Hearing Foundation

Jodi Jackson, Larry Fitzgerald, & Nichet Smith

For more photos from the week  click here or look for #JSE2016 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Now the planning begins for our 10th Annual Jordin Sparks Experience in Houston, Texas.  Keep an eye out for #JSE2017!

xo,

The M.A.D. Girls

Make A Difference at The Red White & Black Party! FAQ

Things are shaping up quickly for the 2015 Red White & Black Party!  Here are some FAQ:

What is the dress code?  Dress to impress!  Yes, you should wear red, white, or black!  Hello?

Will there be photographers?  Yes there will be photographers covering the event and yes, there will be a red carpet.

Where do I get tickets?  You can get tickets at www.rwbparty.com

Can I get in for free?  No, there are no comp tickets.  This is the charity’s primary fundraising event for the year.  From time to time there will be contests through various media outlets and social media for free tickets. Follow www.twitter.com/rwb_party for current updates.

Will Jordin be singing?  Yes

How can I help?  You can help by spreading the word, participating in the event, and bringing your credit card or checkbook! Use these links, hashtags and handles!  www.rwbparty.com http://www.jordinsparksexperience.com  #RWBParty  #JSE2015  #IMAY #SB49 @RWB_Party

Will there be opportunities to donate?  YES!  At the event there will be a call to action from Jordin & Larry.  You can go to the donate button on this page too!

How do I sponsor the event?  Please contact us direct.

How do I participate in the community service part of the event?  We will be doing our Teddy Bear Picnic and delivery after the event.  YOU can donate a bear in your name by making a donation for $50.  Jordin will deliver the bear to the child on your behalf!

Will there be an auction?  Yes!  There will be a silent auction with a LOT of cool memorabilia. We will also be doing a live auction of a couple cool experiences!  NOTE:  We do have special tickets and auction packages NOW available.  Contact us direct.

Can I sit with Jordin and Larry at their table?  Yes.  These tickets are extremely limited contact direct for these ticket prices.

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Jordin Sparks Experience 2015

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Our 8th Annual Jordin Sparks Experience is right around the corner!  Stay tuned for a week of fun and giving back in Arizona!  Jordin will be singing the anthem for the Pro-Bowl to kick off the week, then our annual Red White & Black Party at Blur Nightclub on the 28th to raise funds for The Other Side Campaign and medical center in Haiti, and a Teddy Bear delivery to those who could use a soft cuddly smile.  More events and details to come!  Stay tuned!

Find updates at www.jordinsparksexperience.com or www.facebook.com/jordinsparksexperience