Proceeds from “Team Up with Tim Howard” raffle to benefit the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome
Somerville, N.J.- Aside from his stardom as one of the world’s most famous soccer players, Tim Howard is an advocate for the Tourette Syndrome community- a neurological disorder affecting as many as 1 in 100 individuals.
Each ticket purchased for the “Team Up with Tim Howard” raffle will support the programs of the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome- the only organization of its kind bringing innovative research, services and education to the TS community. Howard has been on the NJCTS Board of Directors since 2004.
He knows what it’s like to be a kid with a neurological disorder which causes erratic muscle movements or uncontrollable sounds. He also knows what it’s like to overcome obstacles like TS and achieve great success. There are many reasons why Tim Howard is an inspiration, and his commitment to children and families with TS is certainly at the top of the list.
“Though based in the Garden State, the work of NJCTS benefits the entire TS community through our research, family outreach, education and medical training programs,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith Rice. “In this economy, this opportunity is crucial for us to be able to keep delivering to what we know is an under-served community,” said Rice.
The U.S. National team and Everton F.C. goalkeeper is generously inviting the winner of the “Team Up with Tim Howard” raffle to meet him in the U.K. The winner will receive round-trip airfare for two from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Manchester, U.K.; hotel accommodations for two nights; two tickets to an Everton match and dinner with the soccer superstar.
“I look forward to hosting this year’s winner to an Everton game and dinner,” said Howard. Though there’s only one winner drawn in the raffle, everyone who purchases a ticket is making a positive and important contribution to preserving the Center.
Tickets are on sale now through June 1st by visiting www.teamupwithtimhoward.org for $25 each or 5 tickets for $100. U.S. residents age 18 and over can download and order form at www.teamupwithtimhoward.org and mailing the completed form and payment to:
Team Up with Tim Howard
c/o NJCTS 50 Division Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
Complete contest rules are available on the website as well as a link to more information about the programs and services of the Center.
Proceeds from each ticket sold will go toward improving programs and services delivered by the Center which includes groundbreaking research, a model program for educating doctors and educators, family support and award-winning advocacy on behalf of individuals with TS. The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome is a 501 (c )(3). No substitution of the offered prize may be made and no cash will be given in lieu of the prize. The drawing will take place on June 15 at 6 p.m. at the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome in Somerville and the winner will be notified by certified mail.
For questions about the contest, please call 1-877-658-7463.