Today we were greeted with the news…the non-breaking news…that Tom Coughlin is nearing an agreement on a contract extension to coach the Super Bowl Champion New York Football Giants. The news that didn’t get reported enough was that Tom Coughlin continues to help raise money for children in need who are suffering from leukemia and cancer.
Take a minute and read more about this worthy charity, and reflect on how lucky we are to have such a good person leading the team we love so much. The national media does a poor job of portraying Coach Coughlin. Very rarely do we hear about the good works, the time he gives, and the awards he has won from different organizations. I guess controversy gets your name in the paper quickly, but good work over time will make you immortal.
Supporting Families with Children Suffering from Cancer
The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation was created in 1996 in the honor of Jay McGillis. Jay was a very special young man who developed leukemia while a member of the football team at Boston College. Tom Coughlin was inspired by the courage, compassion and faith he and his family demonstrated during the course of his illness. Coughlin witnessed first hand the financial and emotional struggles the family suffered through and vowed to help people in the same situation if he ever had the opportunity.
The mission of the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation is to assist children with leukemia and other cancers and their families by providing emotional and financial support to help reduce the stress associated with treatment and improve their quality of life.