The new Starlight All-Star will donate $999 for every sack recorded this season.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (August 23, 2018) – Starlight Children’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating moments of joy and comfort for hospitalized children and their families, announced today that Tennessee Titans defensive end Jurrell Casey is officially joining their team of All-Star supporters. As a new Starlight All-Star, Casey unveiled his very own Jurrell Casey “Unstoppable” Starlight Gown and a fundraising campaign to invite his fans to join him in supporting Starlight throughout the upcoming football season.
The Jurrell Casey “Unstoppable” Starlight Gown is the latest addition to Starlight’s line of revolutionary new children’s hospital gowns that are transforming the hospital experience for hundreds of thousands of children across the U.S. Starlight Gowns are made of top quality, comfortable material, tie on the sides instead of down the back and feature fun, colorful designs that children love to wear. Originally launched in the fall of 2016, the Starlight Gowns program will have provided new gowns to almost 400,000 hospitalized children across the country by the end of 2018.
For every sack Jurrell Casey (#99) records throughout the 2018-2019 football season, he will donate $999 to Starlight and encourage his fans to join in and donate alongside him. Further, Casey challenges all Nashville-based companies to match him donation-for-donation. Fans and companies alike may join Casey’s Starlight All-Star team by sharing the hashtag #99challenge on social each time they donate at Starlight.org/99.
“I love working with Starlight and am so appreciative that I get to see first-hand the great work they do for kids and families in hospitals across the US,” said Jurrell Casey. “I encourage all Tennessee Titans fans, and everyone everywhere to join my All-Star team by making a donation to Starlight, so that together, we can bring smiles to hospitalized kids with my new ‘Unstoppable’ Starlight Gown.”
This marks Starlight’s first partnership with a major professional U.S. athlete to create their very own Starlight Gown. To hear about what Starlight means to Casey in his own words, check out his video announcement here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N094td-tcqU.
“Jurrell Casey is larger than life and so is his generosity,” said Chris Helfrich, CEO of Starlight Children’s Foundation. “We’re incredibly excited that hospitalized kids will have the chance to receive their very own Jurrell Casey ‘Unstoppable’ Starlight Gown – even though we now feel bad for the opposing teams’ quarterbacks since Jurrell will have a little extra motivation this season.”
Casey’s relationship with Starlight began earlier this year when he visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to play with kids on a new Starlight Fun Center and hand-deliver Starlight Gowns to patients.
Media Contacts: Michaela Zukowski, APA PR for Starlight Children’s Foundation: [email protected], 212.492.5324 Chris de Haan, Starlight Children’s Foundation: [email protected], 213.309.1867 Craig Kaplan, Hashtag Multimedia for Jurrell Casey: [email protected], 610.212.3928
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Starlight creates moments of joy and comfort for hospitalized kids and their families. For 35 years, Starlight’s programs have positively impacted more than 60 million critically, chronically and terminally ill or injured children in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K. With your help, more kids and their families will enjoy Starlight Gowns, Starlight Fun Centers and other Starlight programs at a children’s hospital or facility near you. Support Starlight’s work by visiting www.starlight.org and by following Starlight on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.