Leave a comment

McCourty Twins to hold Tackle Sickle Cell drive on Saturday

Jason and Devin McCourty have been able to build quite the football career thus far, the twin brothers, who once played for Rutgers University-now have found stardom in the NFL at the defensive back positions.

Devin who now plays for the New England Patriots and Jason, who is with the Tennessee Titans, have been able to obtain some pretty impressive stats thus far. Jason led all NFL cornerback in tackles this past season with the Titans, while Devin made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2011, while playing in the Super Bowl last year with the Patriots.

Now the brothers have joined forces to shine off the football field by tackling Sickle Cell, after seeing the devastating effects on family members. After finding the Embrace Kids Foundation, the twins were able to team with a non-profit organization that supports children and families battling Sickle Cell.

As a part of the Tackle Sickle Cell campaign, Devin and Jason are sponsoring three blood drives on Saturday, February 23, 2013 and will be making appearances in all three locations.

Here are the details for those fans who wish to donate:

Nyack, NY

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Palisades Mall, West Nyack

1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY 10994


Jersey City, NJ

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: City Hall (Council Chambers 2nd Floor)

280 Grove St. between Montgomery St and Mercer St.


New Brunswick, NJ

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

One Robert Wood Johnson Place

Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard

All donors will be given a photo signed by the McCourty Twins and a Tackle Sickle Cell t-shirt. Make sure that you are 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health to donate. If you are 16 years old you may donate with written parental consent and weigh a minimum of 120 pounds.

Donors are encouraged to bring photo I.D. as well as eating a good meal and drinking plenty of fluids prior to donating.

For more information on Tackle Sickle Cell fans are encouraged to click on the link below:


%d bloggers like this: