Jordin Sparks Brings Songs, Smiles and Teddy Bears to Houston

This month we celebrated 10 years of the Jordin Sparks Experience at the Super Bowl in Houston.  It was amazing!  The best part were the three Teddy Bear Picnics that we held during the week.  The photos and videos speak for themselves.

We all hung out with the kids making Valentines, eating pizza, playing basketball and racing outside and at each one she presented the bears with an inspirational message and sang songs.  It was super encouraging for everyone there…even the grown ups!

If this doesn’t warm your heart, we don’t know what else will!  Check out all the smiles that were created!

Teddy Bear Picnic #1 at Bo’s Place:

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Teddy Bear Picnic #2 at The Women’s Home:

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This little girl LOVES her Teddy Bear! Click here to watch!

Teddy Bear Picnic #3 at The Forge for Families:

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Make sure to watch this video!

Doesn’t it look like fun? Don’t all kids deserve a special Teddy Bear?  If you’d like more info on how you can make a difference and sponsor a Teddy Bear Picnic, contact us!

xo,

Jordin, Jodi, & Nichet

The M.A.D. Girls

P.S.  A special thank you to Houston Texans’ Christian Covington and Wiesner Auto for graciously donating their time and transportation!  We love you!

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FREE Teddy Bears! 

We are giving away two FREE Teddies left over from the 2017 Jordin Sparks Experience Teddy Bear Picnics! Bears have an inspirational notecard signed by Jordin in a removable lanyard.  All you have to do is go to www.instagram.com/themadgirlsinc and follow the directions! 

#JSE2017 Teddies from our Teddy Bear Picnics



If you’d like to secure one of these cuties, you’ll get one free as a thank you for supporting our endeavors with any tax deductible donation of $250 or more. 

❤,

The M.A.D. Girls 

Thank You Larry Fitzgerald, From Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks & Larry Fitzgerald. Jordin Sparks Experience 2015.
Jordin Sparks & Larry Fitzgerald. Jordin Sparks Experience 2015.

(THIS IS A REPOST FROM JORDIN SPARKS INSTAGRAM POST.)

I want to take a moment to acknowledge my friend, Larry Fitzgerald. You all know what he does on the field. His work ethic, production and focus. Then the commercials, the lights and the interviews. You know he’s one of the best in the NFL right now & definitely one of the best to ever play. But it’s what he does when the cameras are off, when the fans go home and uniform is hung up to dry for the next game.
His heart is bigger than anything you’ve seen displayed on the field. Putting the game on his shoulders, in the playoffs last year, against Green Bay? His heart is bigger. Taking it to the house in the last two minutes of Super Bowl 43? Yep, his heart is still bigger. Standing tall, at the podium, after one of the biggest disappointments in his sports career? His heart is bigger still.
No matter where he is, Larry is always wanting to make an impact on the community and the youth.

Jordin Sparks & Larry Fitzgerald. Starkey Hearing Mission 2011.
Jordin Sparks & Larry Fitzgerald. Starkey Hearing Mission 2011.

Whether it’s in his hometown of Minneapolis, the AZ community, across the country or abroad. We both traveled to Rwanda, with Starkey Hearing, to fit & give free hearing aids to anyone who needed them. Hours would pass and he, just like the incredible Bill Austin, would still be fitting kids or parents until the last person was seen. I was inspired by that and challenged to give until I can give no more.

He was my friend before anyone knew my name and has always been so supportive of me, my family, career & charity work with The M.A.D Girls & Jordin Sparks Experience. He’s been to almost every single one, with that trademark smile of his, and with a willing spirit. Looking back through these pictures, it’s amazing to see how much time has passed…and we’re still running on fumes!
Today, as you are one of three finalists up for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, I want to say congratulations. It would take days to list all the amazing things you do for others but I’ll let people discover that on their own. You deserve it more than anyone I know.
You may be ‘the man of the year’ to some but, to me, you’re just my confidant and friend and I’m honored to call you so.
Thank you for all you do,

~J.

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Jordin Sparks & Larry Fitzgerald. Celebrity Fight Night 2011.
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Larry Fitzgerald & Jordin Sparks. JSE Tampa 2009
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Larry Fitzgerald & Jordin Sparks. JSE Miami 2010.
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Jordin Sparks & Larry Fitzgerald. MLB Celebrity softball game. 2011.
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Larry Fitzgerald, Jordin Sparks, Calais Campbell, Rowlan Hill. JSE Arizona 2015.
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Dan Williams, Calais Campbell, Jordin Sparks, & Larry Fitzgerald. JSE Arizona 2015.

 

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Jordin Sparks & Larry Fitzgerald. 1st Down Fund event at Dominick’s Steakhouse 2016.

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

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

 

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