Former Baltimore Raven and New York Giants Linebacker Jameel McClain still considers Baltimore home.
The fan-friendly and pillar of several communities in Maryland, McClain is once again doing his part in furthering the education of area youth.
On Saturday, June 11th, McClain, along with members of his 53 Families Foundation will host their 6th annual free football camp at Reisterstown Regional Park.
Kids ages 9-17 will conduct the same drills as their NFL favorites as they learn to hone their football craft from McClain and several special guests from the Ravens and coaches from throughout the Baltimore area.
“We want the kids to come out and have a good time,” exclaimed McClain when asked about his annual camp. “We want to offer the kids our message and get them to mingle with other people.”
It’s more than just football. It’s life lessons from someone who has overcome adversity since a young age.
Giving back to the community has always been important to McClain, who is training hard to make an NFL comeback. After battling brief bouts of homelessness as a child, the former Syracuse product has vowed to do whatever it takes to help those in need.
His 53 Families Foundation charity launched a new website for fans and community members to assist McClain in his efforts.
Their mission is an important one and one they strive to achieve each and every day.
“Our 53 Families foundation provides support and resources in order to shape the youth of today to become the leaders of tomorrow.”
While he may not play for the Ravens anymore, his charity efforts have played a crucial role in the lives of many kids and families in the area. From his free football camps to Thanksgiving dinners for those in need to his back to school initiatives, McClain’s efforts are truly second to none.
For more information on the free football clinic or become a “53 families” volunteer, visit http://www.53familiesfoundation.org/#!jameel-mcclain/m0tvl
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