Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch met Ryan after Ryan's uncle reached out to Tulloch to have Ryan attend the Lions Celebrity Softball game. Ryan passed before the game took place but his mother, Kim, was there to throw the first pitch in his honor.
Tulloch wanted to help raise awareness and funds for Children's cancer after meeting Ryan Kennedy. So this month he's teamed up with Ink Detroit to sell special bracelets online by clicking here. A Portion of all the proceeds will be donated to the Michigan based charity, Angles of Hope, who helps families that have children who have cancer.
At Sunday's Lions home opener, Tulloch will be taking 55 kids/parents from Angels of Hope to the game. He will also be taking another 55 people to the Sept 30 game vs the Vikings.
You can meet Stephen Tulloch On Friday, September 28, when he hosts his NFL Kick Off Event at Bianchi's Salon (16650 18 Mile Road, Clinton Twp). The event will raise funds for the Stephen Tulloch Foundation's Operation 55 program that he runs throughout the NFL Season. The event will have complimentary food and beverages, a silent auction and live auction including autographed footballs from Stephen and his teammates, doors open at 6:30pm.
Operation 55 was launched in 2011 upon Stephen signing with Detroit. The purpose of the program is to help as many people as possible and give children throughout the Metro Detroit area opportunities to come to Detroit Lions home games to experience a game day with Tulloch! Last year Stephen took over 500 kids from various organizations throughout Detroit, including The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Big Family and more to home Detroit Lions Games. Tulloch also partnered with the Covenant House of Michigan providing 55 kids with free dental services, adopted families in Detroit for the holidays providing them with food, clothing and toys.
Tickets are available at all Bianchi's Salon Locations (Royal Oak, Troy and Clinton Twp) for $20 and are also available online by clicking here