CHANGING KIDS' LIVES: SEVERAL LIONS HELP BUILD SCHOOL IN JAMAICA
Michael Rothstein - ESPN - Aug 23, 2017
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Laken Tomlinson looked around that June morning and memories came back fast. Memories from his childhood, living mere miles away as a child from where he was standing now, as a small-town kid in Jamaica, with the NFL not even a thought.
Since the Detroit Lions offensive lineman entered the league, one of his goals has been to help his homeland. So when his former teammate, Stephen Tulloch, reached out earlier this year asking Tomlinson if he would join a mission trip to help build a school in Jamaica, he jumped at the chance.
Then Tomlinson found out where it was: the town of Little London. His home. If the school they built over three days had existed when Tomlinson was a child living in Jamaica, he likely would have attended it. Now he was helping put up its windows and walls.
Tahir Whitehead and Josh Bynes visit with schoolchildren in Jamaica. Jerry Richard/Courtesy of Sherri Handrinos
RETIRED NFL LINEBACKER BUILDS SCHOOL IN MOTHER'S HOMETOWN IN JAMAICA
Christina Mayo - Miami Herald - July 19, 2017
Giving back, a lot, is simply what Miami resident and retired National Football League linebacker Stephen Tulloch does.
The 2003 Killian High School graduate recently completed his latest project: building a school in his mother’s hometown of Little London, Jamaica. His mom, Mercedes Tulloch, also now lives in Miami.
“My mom means everything to me,” Stephen Tulloch said in email. “Growing up, she always gave back and gave to others even when we had nothing to give, she was still helping people. She instilled those values in me, and now that I am able to give back. This is a perfect way to honor her.”
Every day, student athletes visited Stephen Tulloch’s Little London Infant School building site in Jamaica. JERRY RICHART Photo provided to the Miami Herald
FORMER LIONS LB STEPHEN TULLOCH BUILDS JAMAICAN SCHOOL, HONORS MOTHER
Ty Schalter - USA Today Lionswire - June 26, 2017
It’s a huge day for Detroit Lions doing charity work in their island homelands. First Cliff Avril is building 12 homes in Haiti for hurricane-displaced families, and now former linebacker Stephen Tulloch building a schoolhouse in Jamaica: