or


[06/11/18 - 07:00 AM]
U.S. Marines Sgt. Jake Wood, Co-Founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, to Receive Pat Tillman Award for Service at "The 2018 ESPYS" on July 18 on ABC
Inspired by the first responders who risked their lives while trying to help others, and by former Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman's selfless sacrifice, Wood joined the United States Marine Corps.

[via press release from ESPN]

U.S. Marines Sgt. Jake Wood, Co-Founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, to Receive Pat Tillman Award for Service at "The 2018 ESPYS" on July 18 on ABC

Jake Wood was a freshman offensive lineman with the Wisconsin Badgers when the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001. Inspired by the first responders who risked their lives while trying to help others, and by former Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman's selfless sacrifice, Wood joined the United States Marine Corps. He was eventually promoted to Sergeant and served four years in Iraq and Afghanistan, deployed as a Scout Sniper. Wood earned the Navy-Marine Commendation Medal during his time of service, and since being honorably discharged from the Marines in 2009, Wood has committed to advocating for veterans in the United States. He has actively lobbied Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama on veteran transition and disaster response and has testified before a Senate committee on improving mental health services for veterans. For his dedication to serving others, Wood, the co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service sponsored by Bonobos when The 2018 ESPYS presented by Capital One air live Wednesday, July 18, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Upon returning to civilian life, Wood saw the difficulties some veterans struggled with upon leaving active duty. But on January 10, 2010, Wood found a way to help veterans and also assist those in greatest need. On that day, disaster struck Haiti in the form of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. When he saw the devastation left in the wake of the tremor, Wood and fellow Marine William McNulty galvanized a group of veterans, first responders and medical workers and headed to the island nation with supplies in tow. This marked the beginning of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transitioning veterans from military service to disaster response and relief. Team Rubicon leverages veterans' existing skill sets to rapidly deploy emergency response teams while providing veterans with a sense of purpose, community and identity.

"In Pat Tillman I found a man of courage and conviction, and his sacrifice inspired me to serve," said Jake Wood. "Since 2001, millions of Americans have answered their nation's call to service, and my time in the Marine Corps was by no means different. Today, as a small part of Team Rubicon, I'm surrounded by these very same men and women - joined together on a team committed to serving others. As I think of this award, I can't help but think that if Pat were still alive that he'd be wearing Team Rubicon's iconic Greyshirt and serving alongside us."

Since its inception, Team Rubicon has responded to over 250 disasters and has evolved from a small group of eight to 80,000 volunteers. The organization focuses on areas and populations that are often overlooked or underserved by traditional aid organizations. In addition, Team Rubicon has mirrored the nearly 50 country-strong coalition force deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan by connecting with coalition veterans globally and has helped to establish Team Rubicon satellite organizations around the world.

"Pat was motivated by a strong determination and commitment to teamwork," said Marie Tillman, Chair and co-founder of the Pat Tillman Foundation. "Through his leadership of Team Rubicon, Jake is challenging fellow veterans to stay on the front line and lead by example in their communities. In Pat's name, we're honored to present the Tillman Award to Jake and Team Rubicon for their service to our country."

The Pat Tillman Award for Service was established in 2014 to commemorate the former NFL player and U.S. Army Ranger's legacy, and honor an individual with a strong connection to sports who has served others in a way that echoes the legacy of Tillman. Sgt. Wood will be presented with the award at The 2018 ESPYS in conjunction with the Pat Tillman Foundation, a national leader in providing academic support and scholarships to veterans, active-duty service members and their spouses. Past honorees include U.S. Paralympic gold medal sled hockey player and Purple Heart recipient Josh Sweeney (2014), and former Notre Dame basketball player, Iraq war veteran and Purple Heart recipient Danielle Green (2015), U.S. Army Sgt. and Invictus Games gold medalist Elizabeth Marks (2016), and Purple Heart recipient and Invictus Games gold medalist Israel Del Toro (2017).

About The ESPYS

The ESPYS gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The show recognizes achievements in categories such as "Best MLB Player," "Best Team," "Best Female Athlete" and "Best Upset" and inspiring human stories are showcased through three pillar awards: the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and the Pat Tillman Award for Service. The ESPYS support ESPN's ongoing commitment to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, launched by ESPN with the late Jim Valvano in 1993.

About the Pat Tillman Foundation

In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat's death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Created to honor Pat's legacy of leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships-building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit www.PatTillmanFoundation.org.





  [june 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[08/14/18 - 02:02 PM]
Video: Trailer & Key Art Debut - "Next Gen" Starring Constance Wu, Charlyne Yi, and John Krasinski
Netflix's animated film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a rebellious girl and a runaway combat robot, as they unite to stop a madman's plan for technological world domination.

[08/14/18 - 12:57 PM]
"Garage Squad" Helps Desperate Owners Transform Automotive Nightmares Into Delightful Dream Rides
The Motor Trend App is jump starting the season on Wednesday, August 22 with the first four episodes before "Garage Squad" bows on television on Velocity Wednesday, August 29.

[08/14/18 - 11:26 AM]
Netflix Adds Two New Original Motor Series and Renews "Fastest Car" for Second Season
Newcomers "Car Masters: Rust to Riches" and "Hyperdrive" will also be joined by a docu-series following the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.

[08/14/18 - 11:03 AM]
Backstreet Boys, Bazzi and Bryce Vine to Perform Live During the VMAs Red Carpet Pre-Show Monday, August 20th at 8PM ET/PT on MTV
Actor and host Terrence J., together with radio and TV personality Nessa, will host alongside Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio and Vinny Guadagnino.

[08/14/18 - 10:19 AM]
"Atypical" Season 2 Premieres September 7 on Netflix
"Atypical" is a coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence.

[08/14/18 - 10:00 AM]
Ethan Peck Joins "Star Trek: Discovery" as "Spock"
"Through 52 years of television and film, a parallel universe and a mirror universe, Mr. Spock remains the only member of the original bridge crew to span every era of Star Trek," said Alex Kurtzman.

[08/14/18 - 09:43 AM]
Nothing Stays Dead in This Town - "Castle Rock" Will Return for a Season 2
Hulu confirmed the news via social media this morning.

[08/14/18 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Amazon Prime Video Releases New Teaser Trailer for Highly-Anticipated Anthology Series, "The Romanoffs," From Nine-Time Emmy Winner Matthew Weiner
The highly anticipated original contemporary anthology series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video Friday, October 12 with new episodes released weekly, on Fridays.

[08/14/18 - 09:02 AM]
Investigation Discovery's New Series "Twisted Sisters," Executive Produced by Khloe Kardashian, Premieres This Labor Day
Subsequent episodes will air each Monday at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/14/18 - 08:57 AM]
TLC Renews Summer Hit, "Dr. Pimple Popper"
The season finale airs this Wednesday, August 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/14/18 - 08:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
The Peacock's "American Ninja Warrior" wins the evening in both categories.

[08/14/18 - 07:15 AM]
Game Show Network Announces Season 2 of "America Says"
Hosted by John Michael Higgins, the series will return for a 95-episode second season.

[08/14/18 - 06:07 AM]
TV One Announces Production on New Original Holiday Film "Coins for Christmas" Starring Stephen Bishop, Essence Atkins, TC Carson, Kelly Price and Karlie Redd
The film tells the story of single mother, Madison Morris, who is struggling to make ends meet - just two weeks before Christmas.

[08/14/18 - 06:01 AM]
Award-Winning Actress, Rapper, Singer and Newark Native Queen Latifah Hosts 2018 "Black Girls Rock!(TM)" Awards on Sunday, August 26 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Created by executive producer, celebrity DJ, and women's empowerment advocate Beverly Bond, the Awards honors the groundbreaking and extraordinary achievements of Black women.

[08/13/18 - 12:30 PM]
Mark Millar and Netflix Set Action-Packed "Prodigy" as Second Comic Book Franchise
This is also the second comic book franchise since Mark Millar joined Netflix.