Purple Knights News · BamFam Foundation hosts St. Aug Football for First Down Ride Along Program with N.O. Saints Craig Robertson, LA State Police

BamFam Foundation Continues First Down Ride Along Program W/ New Orleans Saints Player Craig Robertson, Louisiana State Police Department, and St. Augustine High School Football Team!

Date: Friday Dec 18 , 2020
Athlete: New Orleans Saints LB Craig Robertson
Louisiana State Police Department Trooper Monroe Dillion
Time: 2:45-4:00pm
Location: St. Augustine High School 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Do not miss this opportunity with the BamFam Foundation continuing the First Down Ride Along Program with New Orleans Saints Linebacker Craig Robertson, the Louisiana State Police Department, and St. Augustine High School Football Team. We are asking all media to be onsite during the event from 2:45pm to 4:00pm! This free social justice program is designed to help bridge the gap between youth in the local community and their Police department through a curriculum- based Q& A session and sports clinic for at risk or underserved youth with the help of a professional athlete.
For this program BamFam Foundation partners with a professional athlete, local law enforcement, and a local school/youth organization. The athlete drives the officer around the community they patrol and have an open conversation about the needs of that community. Together they then host a sports clinic and curriculum-based Q/A session with at-risk youth to bring a positive experience for the youth to interact with the law enforcement officers in their community. Areas of priority include education, community/police relations, racial equality and economic development empowering athletes, sports leaders, and the community to become effective advocates for change.

BamFam Foundation aims to foster positive relationships/experiences and productive citizens by engaging youth in dynamic sport-related community programs and events by working in partnership with, professional athletes, counselors, teachers, law enforcement, military, first responders and other community-based organizations! Please feel free to check out all Ride Along episodes, other free youth community programs, and Donate at https://www.bamfam.org/projects.