The good that NFL players do within the community is usually lost in the shuffle of the latest DUI arrest, domestic abuse case or drug scandal. But it’s important to note that a ton of these players around the league do a lot of good off the field.
New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis is the latest player to give back to the community.
He held a back-to-school event at Behrman Stadium in New Orleans over the weekend. The events included free medical and dental cleaning as well as some fun events for the kids (via NewOrleansSaints.com).
Local students received free snowballs food, snowballs, haircuts, dental and medical screenings. The event provided a fun-filled afternoon for children and their families with activities including rock climbing, painting, laser-tag, inflatables and much more!
Prior to leaving, each child received a backpack with a bunch of school supplies.
Lewis had this to say about the event.
I’m doing a back-to-school drive today to give back to my community,” Lewis said. “This is something that is very big and important to me, especially having the opportunity to touch a lot of these kid’s lives and their parents. I grew up with a lot of their parents so I like to see them come out and have a great time.
The best thing a player can do in the community is support areas that is dear to his heart. It’s readily apparent that Lewis did just this.
Good for him.