Roch the Cause 2020 “The Elephant in the Room”, A Benefit for Charities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
NFL Sisters in Service, Inc a group of wives and daughters of NFL Players will host Roch the Cause 2020 “The Elephant in the Room”; on Tuesday, December 15 in South Florida from 8pm on. A quarterly event, Roch the Cause is where sports, music, fashion and philanthropy come together in one exciting and worthwhile production to raise funds for a multitude of highly organized charities.
Roch the Cause first debuted as a charity benefit out of St. Roch Market New Orleans in 2016. They opened St. Roch Market Miami in 2018, in 2019 St. Roch Market partnered with EatUp Inc. A re- launch of the Roch the Cause Initiative took place in Miami in March 2019 with a honored charity called Common Threads,. a national nonprofit that provides children and families cooking and nutrition education to encourage healthy habits that contribute to wellness. “We equip under-resourced communities with information to make affordable, nutritious and appealing food choices wherever they live, work, learn, and play. We know that food is rooted in culture and tradition so we promote diversity in our lessons and recipes, encouraging our participants to celebrate the world around them.” confirms a Roch the Cause spokesperson.
On June 27, 2019 EatUp Inc/St. Roch Market Miami partnered with NFL Sisters in Service to produce the ‘NFL Sisters in Service: Roch the the Cause’, for this benefit the following organizations were highlighted: Kristi’s House, No More Broken Hearts, and Honey Shine.
In 2020 NFL Sisters in Service will highlight the following charity organizations: Code P.I.N.C. 2020, a Tampa based organization that prepares youth in foster care through self-reliance programs; The Mary Seau CTE Foundation in honor of NFL Legend Junior Seau, which provides awareness and education on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE); and Movies Making A Difference which assists victims and survivors of Sex Trafficking receive top billing. The national sponsors are Duke and Dames Whiskey and Cuffed Design. This year’s theme is “The Elephant in the Room” an aside to the social turmoil that had the nation in its grasp for the better part of the year. In the spirit of grass roots activations 100% of the profits raised will benefit three indispensible causes that are sometimes hard to discuss.
The annual broadcast will once again be executive produced in by EatUp Inc and NFL Sisters in Service with co-production by Oe222 Productions and Story Entertainment.
An in-person reception and auction will pre-empt the broadcast at 7pm at Eat Greek the popular Midtown Miami dining destination at 3252 Midtown Blvd, Miami, FL 33137. Guests are invited to lounge at the Hookah Bar and indulge in a complimentary Ojo de Sol ™ Signature cocktail, gourmet appetizers inspired by Sabatino Truffles ® Worldwide and for the famished dinner reservations are suggested. A $20 donation will further benefit the underwriting of Roch the Cause. The broadcast will feature giveaways, a silent auction that includes exclusive fashions, artwork by the late retired NFL star, Ernie Barnes, Thomas Blackshear artist proof sculptures and more!
Performances by Kathy Sledge, Broadway stars Syndee Winters and Jelani Remy of The Lion King, Latin Superstar, Soleil and NFL Wives and team players will be on hand to round out the festivities. Speakers for the event include Chris Nowinski with The Concussion Legacy Foundation, Garrick Jones – retired NFL Player and contender for the Texans General Manager position, retired NFL player Dr. Herve Damas who will speak on medical use of CBD and Cannabis.
Stephanie Anderson, MSM President and one of the Founders of NFL Sisters in Service, Inc expressed excitement at the opportunity of presenting this year’s event virtually. “I am extremely pleased that as an organization we have the opportunity to reach even more people through a virtual broadcast and to use our connections and skills to raise much needed funds for these organizations at this critical time.”Under our leadership, the NFL and other companies have committed resources to a variety of organizations through grants and giving. We have written grants for The Trayvon Martin Foundation, donated money to The Women’s Fund Miami and worked directly with them to implement the first Super Bowl Host Committee to fight Sex Trafficking at Miami’s Super Bowl LIV; and we are actively trying to get the State of Florida to enact a law against releasing children from foster care during Super Events like the Super Bowl or during a pandemic when they are most vulnerable to human trafficking.” For more information about Roch The Cause or NFL Sisters in Service visit www.NFLSistersInService.org https://www.facebook.com/NFLSISTERS or email info@NFLSistersinService.org
About NFL Sisters in Service, Inc.
NFL Sisters in Service, Inc. is a national 501 c3 comprised of NFL wives, daughters and mothers of current and retired NFL players. The group uses its’ collective influence and professional talents for the purpose of raising money, awareness and volunteering support for charities in their communities. Since its inception, NFL Sisters in Service has been responsible for over $750,000 in grants, sponsorships and donations that have benefited charities and special causes.
For More Information Contact:
Sabrina Hughes-Pegross Director of Communications NFL Sisters in Service, Inc.
Sabrina@NFLSistersinService.org Direct 469-371-1065
Stephanie Anderson, MSM President & Founder NFL Sisters in Service, Inc.
Stephanie@NFLSistersinService.org Direct 305-699-1324