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NFL Player Chris Draft to Visit Boys and Girls Club in Southeast
NFL Player Chris Draft to Visit Boys and Girls Club in Southeast

This story comes to us from Kate Enos:

Former Washington Redskin and education proponent Chris Draft will the visit Boys and Girls Club on Mississippi Avenue in Southeast this Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., engaging students in summer athletic activities.

Draft will be in Washington. D.C. to host a series of events on Wednesday, July 20 to engage local students in an effort to combat childhood obesity and summer reading loss through the United We Serve’sLet’s Read. Let’s Move. summer initiative.

A proven leader both on and off the field, Chris Draft’s philanthropic endeavors keep him busy throughout the year as he and his Foundation are actively involved in various community projects across the country. 

 

The Chris Draft Foundation seeks to make a lasting, positive impact on children, families, and communities.  Using the inspiration and lessons learned while working with youth and families throughout his college and professional career, Chris Draft and the Chris Draft Family Foundation engage in community projects that support youth, families, schools, civic groups and health awareness organizations.

 

Draft, in partnership with First Book, a nonprofit organization that connects book publishers and community organizations to provide access to new books for children in need, will provide books for all the attendees at each event.

 

The Let's Read. Let's Move. initiative seeks to combat childhood obesity and summer reading loss by engaging youth in summer reading and physical activity, as well as by providing access to healthy, affordable food. The initiative is an Administration-wide effort led by the Corporation for National and Community Service in collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama and five federal agencies - U.S. Department of Education, Department of Interior, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, and Institute of Museums and Libraries.