Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejowill donate 150 pairs of tennis shoes to outfit the entire first grade at Royal Palm Elementary (Lauderhill, Fla.) this Friday, May 15. The Pro Bowler will be on hand to distribute the tennis shoes, along with other Ravens gifts, to the students.
Ayanbadejo, in his seventh year in the NFL, joined the Ravens after successful stints with the Miami Dolphins (2003-04) and the Chicago Bears (2005-2007). He is dedicated to reversing the childhood obesity epidemic and promoting physical activity among an increasingly inactive generation of youth. He is a spokesperson for the NFL Network's Keep Gym in School program and the Baltimore Ravens' localized Play 60 campaign, encouraging youth to be active at least 60 minutes every day.
Royal Palm Elementary School, a Title I school, serves Pre-K through fifth grade students from the city of Lauderhill, in Broward County.
Please contact Melanie LeGrande (410-258-7216) for media scheduling and/or live shots.
WHO:Ravens LB Brendon AyanbadejoWHAT:Tennis Shoes Distribution
"Academics, Athletics and Achievement" - Assembly
WHEN:Friday, May 15, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:Royal Palm Elementary
1951 NW 56th Avenue
Lauderhill, FL 33313