dec5acfbf616444f94a930abebd4dcb7-Dhani Jones Press Kit 2009-2

Dec5acfbf616444f94a930abebd4dcb7-Dhani Jones Press Kit 2009-2

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Table of Contents Section 1 Dhani’s Quick Stats Section 5 Other Interests Section 2 Biography Section 6 Press Highlights Section 3 Activism Section 7 Public Speaking Section 4 Business Ventures Section 8 Contact Information
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Quick Stats Name: Dhani Makalani Jones Dhani means “thinking man” in Hindi language Makalani means “skilled in writing” in the Polynesian language Born: Feb. 22, 1978 Hometown: Born – Potomac, Maryland Resides – Cincinnati & San Diego Height: 6’1” Weight: 240 Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown College: University of Michigan Profession: Linebacker with the Cincinnati Bengals NFL Experience: New York Giants (2000 – 2003) Philadelphia Eagles (2004 – 2006) New Orleans Saints (2007) Cincinnati Bengals (2007 – present)
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Biography Dhani Jones Warrior and Bowtie Expert. Linebacker and Poet. Jock and Treehugger: Dhani Jones understands the extremes of life. An NFL player with the Cincinnati Bengals, Jones rides a bike to the stadium for practices & games, works with Al Gore’s climate change initiative and is on Feeding America’s entertainment council to end hunger. The well-spoken Jones, is now starring in the Travel Channel’s new original series, DHANI TACKLES THE GLOBE. By actively participating in some of the most beloved national pastimes from around the world, Dhani discovers that sports have the universal ability to open a window into a culture; define a destination; and unlock a common passion in people that is as different as it is familiar. His huge love for living, authority on sport and understanding of the big issues of climate change make Dhani a key player in sport and sustainability. No wonder that in Hindi, “Dhani” means thinking man.
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Activism - Environment Jones co-created and appeared in a Public Service Announcement for former Vice President Gore’s Climate Change Project. He was also a celebrity guest and media correspondent during the 2007 Live Earth Concert and is currently involved in 350.org, Bill McKibben’s initiative to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis--to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet. - Hunger Jones was featured in two (2) Public Service Announcements for the United Nations World Food Programme in 2007, discussing the immediate role of the environment on food shortages in Africa. In June of 2007, Dhani visited Africa to bring attention to the effects of environmental neglect by industrialized countries. He currently serves on the entertainment council to end hunger for Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization.
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Business Ventures - Travel In addition to playing linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals, Dhani recently entered the travel and entertainment world with his hit television show “Dhani Tackles the Globe” on the Travel Channel. The series allowed Jones to combine his passion for sports and travel by embarking on a journey to discover how traditional sports help define cultures. In each episode, Dhani
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Dec5acfbf616444f94a930abebd4dcb7-Dhani Jones Press Kit 2009-2

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