The Vincent Country / Love Thy Neighbor Just Elementary Safe Zone Activity Day is a time of fun, food, and sports. The kids play a series of contactless games and drills while coached by former NFL linebacker, Takeo Spikes. A previously completed mural at the school is the backdrop to a day of teambuilding and giving back.
“Tommi and I know these kids. We were these kids,” says Troy Vincent, Sr., Executive Vice President of Football Operations at the National Football League and former NFL cornerback. “Being able to stand next to my wife in front of these students a a black executive in pro sports and show them their future – and more importantly show them love and kindness from the hundreds of people that help make this happen every year – is a gift. I would not be here without her.”
The event is sponsored by Zebra Technologies, Cigna and the NFL. Vincent, Spikes and other NFL legends are organizing School Bowl Fundraiser to raise additional funds for Just Elementary. These funds will be used to improve learning opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Principal Kevin McDonald praises the efforts. “The finances they are putting in will help us purchase technology for our students and really enhance their educational experience.”