Detroit Lions starting linebacker, Stephen Tulloch is already making a difference here in the community by reaching out to multiple organizations and groups of underprivileged kids and families. On September 17, 2011 Tulloch will be partnering up with HYPE Athletics to take 100 kids to see The Lion King in 3-D at the Imagine Theatre in Canton, Michigan.
H.Y.P.E, a non-profit organization, is building a 104,000 sq. ft. recreation center, the Wayne County—H.Y.P.E. Recreation Center. The center is located on Warren Ave. east of Telegraph Rd. in Dearborn Heights MI. H.Y.P.E will share space with Zaman International, a non-profit humanitarian service focused organization .
“I am really excited to be here in Detroit and get to know the fans and people here, being able to get the kids together to see the Lion King movie seemed like a fun time. With us being the Lions I had to make sure they got to see this movie when it came out” said Tulloch.
H.Y.P.E. was formed in 2001 to assist in helping local communities organize drug-free, violent-free and diverse athletic events. Through training camps, tournaments and leagues in various sports, the organization promotes and educates youth to work with unity, teamwork, positive competition and physical fitness. H.Y.P.E. is committed to teaching values to harness youthful energy in a positive way to develop a new generation of energetic and committed Americans.
Tulloch also has his own foundation that he started in 2009 which helps underprivileged youth with opportunities to be successful and have the same opportunities as other children. His goal is to supply them with the essentials to build self esteem and to build their goals and help unlock their potential.
For more information, contact Sherrie Handrinos at SherrieHandrinos@gmail.com and you can also visit Stephen Tulloch’s website at www.Tulloch55.com and HYPE Athletics at www.hypeathletics.org to see what programs are available up for the coming season.