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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Foundation Hosts Private Thanksgiving Dinner for Local NYC Teens

November 27th, 2015

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, the Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Foundation (DRC Foundation) helped to brighten up the holiday season for a group of Harlem teens by hosting a private, chef-prepared, Thanksgiving dinner for the Polo Grounds Community Center Teen Program, an initiative driven by The Children’s Village.

At this private dinner, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and the DRC Foundation were able to spread holiday cheer, and provide nourishment in a traditional Thanksgiving setting, with a Southern-American holiday meal catered by J. Blair Catering. The group enjoyed an elaborate menu consisting of citrus turkey, honey garlic chicken, fried chicken, yellow rice, baked macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetables, and more.

Dominique joined the teens in the seated dinner, and later spoke to the youth on the importance of staying positive through life obstacles. The teens also had the pleasure of challenging Dominique in a friendly game of basketball.

“I enjoy giving back and supporting youth that are facing challenges in their lives,” said New York Giants cornerback, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. “The DRC Foundation is my platform to empower youth to believe they can achieve whatever they put their minds to.”

It is the continued mission of the Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Foundation to support underprivileged youth with the resources and tools needed to excel in education and athletics, and develop strong life skills to become productive citizens in the community.

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New York Giants Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s Dreambuilders, Blessings in a Backpack, UnitedHealthcare Provide Food to New York City Children

November 20th, 2015

Dreambuilders and UnitedHealthcare kicked off the second year of their “food for children” collaborative with fun-filled, healthy activities for students at PS 15. Students pedaled blender bikes, making healthy smoothies for Dominique to taste-test. He also took students through some football-style warm-ups; threw the football with the students; and talked to them about the importance of being physically active and staying healthy.  Through Dreambuilders, Blessings in a Backpack and UnitedHealthcare, more than 250 in-need children at PS 15 in Manhattan, and PS 502 and PS 102 in Brooklyn will receive backpacks of healthy foods and snacks to take home over the weekends, when they may not otherwise have access to nutritious meals.

You can read more about this event here.

Website Launch

November 16th, 2015

We are happy to announce the launch of the new Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Foundation website! We will be using this blog to keep you informed of the various things we are doing in the community to support underprivileged youth to excel in education and athletics and to develop strong life skills to become productive citizens in the community.

Don’t forget to follow the DRC Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We truly appreciate all of your support!