Olympic Gold Medalist, Jack Sock, Joins Team Jack

Olympic Gold Medalist, Jack Sock, Joins Team Jack

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sock Wins Olympic Gold Medal Wearing Team Jack Wristband

As Jack Sock travels the world showcasing his extraordinary tennis skills, he wears a red Team Jack wristband.  Watching Jack on the court overpowering opponents from the baseline, moving them around the court or hitting serves of 141 mph, you can see flashes of Team Jack red.

Born in Lincoln, Jack is one of the top-ranked Americans in both singles and doubles on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour.  Nebraskans were excited to watch Jack in the 2016 Olympics, cheering for him as he won a Gold Medal in the Mixed Doubles with Bethanie Mattek-Sands and a Bronze Medal in the Men’s Doubles with Steve Johnson.  Jack has already earned ten titles in his professional career.

Jack’s sportsmanship is as impressive as his success on the court.  On several occasions he conceded points when he believed the linesperson made an incorrect call.  The sports world took note during the 2016 Hopman Cup when Jack’s opponent Lleyton Hewitt was serving to stay in the first set.  His 30-0 serve was called out by the chair umpire.  Before he could attempt his second serve, Jack told him that it was in if he wanted to challenge it and Hewitt earned the point.  In the Paris Masters Jack awarded a point to Richard Gasquet on an ace that was called out. Jack not only plays with incredible skill, he plays with respect and integrity.

Sock Donates $15,000 to the Team Jack Foundation

And he plays with compassion.  At the 2016 Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day that kicked off Jack’s favorite tournament, the US Open in New York, Jack designated Team Jack as his charity to receive a gift of $15,000 to fund pediatric brain cancer research.

Regarding his career success, Jack has a great perspective. “Tennis is my life, obviously, and it’s my career, but it’s not the be-all, end-all. I love doing it. I want to have the most successful career I can, but the people closest to you are the most important. Family over everything.”

We are so grateful to Jack Sock for his generosity, donation, and for spreading much-needed pediatric brain cancer awareness all over the world. 

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