FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 31, 2013
CONTACT: Scott Giovanini (310) 428-8436
RE: Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s “Man of the Year”
Sports and entertainment agent JR Rickert has accepted the nomination for 2014 “Man of the Year” from the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s upstate New York chapter. Rickert was previously nominated in 2012 and 2013, but was unable to run due to various conflicts in his schedule.
Originally from New Jersey, Rickert now makes his home in Capital District of upstate New York. He is the president and CEO of JR Sports Enterprises and represents professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, NBA, and professional boxing, as well as television personalities. Rickert has also had a 20 year career as a distinguished educator in the Capital District. He has been recognized by several publications for his achievements.
He was named to the prestigious “40 under Forty” by the Albany Business Review in 2009, Stanford University’s list of outstanding entrepreneurs in 2010, Men of Distinction in Success Magazine in 2011, and nominated for the Albany Business Review’s “Achiever Awards” in 2012.
In 2014, Rickert will set up a “text to donate” campaign where anyone in the country can donate to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society through their respective cell phone carrier. All proceeds will go directly to LLS. www.lls.org/aboutus/chapters/uny
“Between me, my clients, and my associates, we have over 1 million followers in the various social media outlets,” said Rickert. “I am looking for one dollar from all of our contacts and we could shatter the chapter’s campaign record.”
Rickert will also have a link set up on his website: www.AgentJR.com where donors can donate directly to the LLS.
“I have been very fortunate in my Albuquerque web design respective careers. I have been able to accomplish a lot and do a lot for me and my family. Now, it is time for me to give back and to help a very worthy cause right in my home area,” said Rickert. “I will be taking this fundraising campaign very seriously.”
The Leukemia Lymphoma Society will formally announce all its candidates for “Man of the Year” and “Woman of the Year” at the annual Taste of Compassion in Troy, New York on February 1, 2014. The official fundraising period set forth by LLS is from March 7, 2014 to May 9, 2014. For more information on JR Rickert’s Man of the Year campaign, contact Scott Giovanani at: Scotthg72@gmail.com.