Riversharks Host Jason Thompson Foundation Jersey Auction
On Saturday August 20th the Jason Thompson Foundation Will be Raising Money for the Live Like JT Campaign
POSTED: 8/12/2011 by Megan McLaughlin

On Saturday August 20th, 2011 the Camden Riversharks will be hosting a Jersey Auction to suppor the L.I.V.E. Like JT Campaign. During the game there will be an auction on the main concourse for special game-worn jerseys featuring the Jason Thompson Foundation Logo.

Jason Thompson grew up in Mount Laurel, NJ and currently plays for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA. He was the starting center of the Rider University men's basketball team until 2008, and was selected 12th overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2008 NBA Draft. With the L.I.V.E. like JT campaign, Jason hopes to give back to the community where he grew up. As a part of that greater community, the Camden Riversharks are eager to help.

The bidding will begin with a silent auction on the main concourse and the auction will go live in the seventh inning. The winning bidder will have the chance for a meet and greet with their player and to have their jersey signed.

We invite all fans to come to Campbell's Field on August 20th to support a great cause. Fans can purchase specially priced $11 tickets for Saturday Night's game using the fundraising code "JTF" and $6 from each ticket purchased will go to support the Jason Thompson Foundation and the L.I.V.E. like JT Campaign.

The L.I.V.E. Like JT Campaign Mission:


For many children in high-risk underfunded communities the simple idea of graduating to the next grade can seem impossible and without the necessary support and encouragement from family, peers and the community many students will not achieve a high school diploma, let alone a college education. Now with an alarming increase of budget cuts within the school systems many students are losing the one thing that keeps them engaged, sports and recreation.

L. I .V.E. Like JT is a campaign designed to encourage children to strive towards academic and social excellence. With four key messages, our goal is to equip as many children as possible with the skills and opportunities they deserve despite their environment. We work with local schools and after school programs to create safe and healthy surroundings for students to socialize through sports and play with an emphasis on education.

Professional Athlete Jason Thompson launched the L.I.V.E. Like JT Campaign to afford impressionable youth the opportunity to excel academically as well as socially. As an advocate for education Jason understands the important role knowledge can play in sculpting ones future. His wish is to enable children to reach their full potential regardless of their background, social status or circumstance. Jason believes that when you learn something new, imagine the possibilities, use the voice you have and continue to educate yourself, anything is possible.

Use the code JTF here to purchase special fundraising tickets, $6 from each purchase will go to the JTF

Updated: 8/15/2011


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