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?MCU Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, was the site of the eighth annual Celebrity Softball Challenge presented by Celebrity Sweat. The game was played July 12 and featured New York Giants? players Justin Tuck, Justin Pugh, Matt McCants and Justin Trattou.

Team Tuck took on Team Nelly, led by hip-hop singer Nelly ? spokesman for Celebrity Sweat and a top-notch baseball player back in high school ? in a competitive but rain-soaked game. The game ended in a 10-10 tie after five innings.

Tags: brooklyn cyclones, celebrity sweat, celebrty softball, evander holfield, hurrican sandy, Justin Pugh, Justin Trattou, Justin Tuck, matt mccants, mcu park, nelly, New York Giants, NFL, softball, tuck's rush for literacy
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Anthony Anderson, Vivica A Fox and Rudy Gay with Justin Tuck at Tuck's 5th Annual Celebrity Billiards event in NYC last week.

From Kyle McMorrow of NY Giants Rush:

He traded in his helmet for a pair of reading glasses in 2008, and now Justin Tuck is one of the leaders in tackling illiteracy.

Tags: Justin Tuck, New York Giants, RUSH For Literacy
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Justin Tuck will host the 5th annual Tuck?s Celebrity Billiard?s Tournament presented by RXR tonight at Slate NYC (54 West 21st Street Bet. 5th and 6th Ave).

This premier fundraiser is sponsored by one of the leading real estate operating companies in the New York Tri-State Area, and has been a signature event in Manhattan?s philanthropic scene for the past four years. Emceed by renowned actor Anthony Anderson, the exclusive competition features over 35 celebrities shooting for a title and Grand Prize Luxury Package in support of the Pro Bowler?s main charity platform: Tuck?s R.U.S.H. for Literacy. ?To purchase tickets, register a team or for more information, please contact:?celebritybilliards@justintuck.comIn 2008, a passion to encourage children to READ, UNDERSTAND, SUCCEED, and HOPE led Lauran and Justin Tuck to start Tuck?s R.U.S.H. for Literacy. This initiative has provided 10,000 students in the Tri-State and Central Alabama communities with new books and materials to embrace literacy. Not only have the Tucks donated over 55,000 books and raised over $1.5 million dollars since founding the organization, but they have also supported other high-performing non-profit organizations for underserved youth with over $150,000 in grants. This year, in addition to benefiting Tuck?s R.U.S.H. for Literacy, the Tucks have teamed up with United Way and will be donating $25,000 of their net proceeds to the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.

Expected to attend: Eric Alexander (NY Red Bulls), Anthony Anderson (Actor), Jerome Bettis (NFL Legend), Craig ?Speedy? Claxton (NBA Legend), Anthony ?Treach? Criss (Rapper, Naughty by Nature), Victor Cruz (NY Giants), Zak DeOssie (NY Giants), Jared Fogle (Subway), Vivica A. Fox (Actor), Walt ?Clyde? Frazier (NBA Legend), Rudy Gay (Toronto Raptors), Santonio Holmes (NY Jets), Dhani Jones (Spike TV personality), Jeanette ?Black Widow? Lee (professional pool player), Damaris Lewis (Supermodel), DJ Mad Linx (DJ, TV, and radio host), Ronnie Lott (NFL Legend), Eli Manning (NY Giants), Dax McCarty (NY Red Bulls), Ryan Meara (NY Red Bulls), Earl ?The Pearl? Monroe (NBA Legend), Heath Pearce (NY Red Bulls), Justin Pugh (NY Giants), Ray Rice (Baltimore Ravens), Vin Rock (Rapper, Naughty By Nature), Steve Schirripa (Actor), Michael A. Smith (ESPN TV personality), Chris Snee (NY Giants), John Starks (NBA Legend), Terrell Thomas (NY Giants), Courtney Upshaw (Baltimore Ravens), Buddy Valastro (TLC?s Cake Boss), Hezekiah Walker (Gospel Artist), James Wirt (Actor) and more.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Justin Tuck, Justin Tuck Billiards Tournament, NYC, RUSH For Literacy
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