A nugget from the Giants' notebook about Keith Bulluck's work in the community:
Linebacker Keith Bulluck will be honored by New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) with the Nicholas Scoppetta Child Welfare Award at the NYFC 2010 Fall Gala for his work with youth in foster care. The gala benefitting youth in foster care in New York City will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at Cipriani 42 in New York City. Past honorees include Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Geoffrey Canada and Russell Simmons.
NYFC will recognize Bulluck, a native New Yorker, for his longtime commitment and philanthropic efforts benefitting young people in foster care. At the age of 12, Keith was placed in foster care when his mother could no longer care for him. In 2003, he founded The Keith Bulluck Believe & Achieve Foundation to help youth in foster care in Tennessee and New York.
“Young people in foster care often assume they will be stuck with positions that don’t have much upside after they leave the foster care system,” said Bulluck, who joined the Giants this year after 10 seasons with the Tennessee Titans. “It doesn't have to be that way. With a little focus, someone to bring you along and help you develop job skills, the possibilities are endless.”
NYFC is the non-profit organization that partners with the Administration for Children’s Services to improve the lives of children in foster care in New York City. There are more than 16,000 children in foster care in New York City, and NYFC is committed to providing them with the essential tools to become successful, self-sufficient adults. Since 1996, NYFC has made a difference in the lives of these youth through college scholarships, tutoring programs, job training, and networking opportunities. For more information, please visit www.newyorkersforchildren.org.