During a time where negative stories are dominating the NFL headlines, it is great to remember that there are still some quality human beings in the league. One of those men is Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who is staying true to his promise to help out inner-city youth.
Wilson started the Russell Wilson Passing Academy and he plans on going on a tour of five cities to meet and work with young kids in hopes of positively impacting their life.
“Over this two-and-a-half-week period, basically, I’ll meet 1,400 kids,” Wilson said during the Madison stop, via Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal. “If I can change one of those kids’ lives, inspire one of those kids, that makes the difference and goes a long way.”
The five cities Wilson will visit are Richmond, Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina; Madison, Wisconsin; Spokane, Washington; and Seattle.
It says a lot about Wilson that he will take the time out to do this, but something tells me that he will be dedicating even more time and energy in the future as he expands the academy beyond five cities. That is a great thing.
Not everyone is willing to take advantage of the platform they have and the opportunity they have to help those less fortunate.
Thankfully, Wilson is one of the good guys.