Detroit Lions fullback Jason Cabinda took part in giving back to the community
Detroit Lions fullback Jason Cabinda partnered with Athletes for Charity, Ford Motor Company and the Detroit Lions Foundation for the second year in a row to benefit the students at Davison Elementary school today. Cabinda and several other teammates distributed books, played games, passed out snacks, and interacted with over 800 students.
“Our partnership with Ford Motor Company and the Detroit Lions represents an innovative approach to fuse the nonprofit, corporate and sports sectors, to support the socio-emotional and educational development of students, specifically in the areas of STEM, Literacy and Mentoring.” Cathleen Laporte, founder and president of Athletes for Charity, said to the media this afternoon.
Jason Cabinda’s goal was simple; making sure that the kids know someone cares about them. “I think that’s what’s so important is, you know letting these kids know. Like I said, we care about them, we want them to do well, we want to set them up for as much success as they can possibly have.” Cabinda said.
Cabinda expressing his gratitude towards the Detroit Lions front office
Cabinda purchased all the STEM themed books that were handed out to the students. He also allocated a portion of his 2021 Detroit Lions nominations for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee award to benefit Davison Elementary Middle School directly.
Cabinda spoke highly of his teammates today and gave credit to the front office.
“I think Coach Campbell and Brad have done such a good job of getting really high character guys. Really, guys that care so much about football. Guys that care so much about making sure they can become the best players that they can be, guys who eat, breathe, sleep it.” He also added, “This is a kind of team where you look to your left. You look to your right. You know, like that guy has my back.”
The charity event was a success, and all the students involved will remember it for a lifetime!