Throughout the past year, scores of current and former local athletes and coaches have taken active roles in the fight against COVID-19 and for social justice. These are just a few of their stories.
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Green Bay Packers safety Adrian Amos, a native of Rosedale, Md., and a graduate of Calvert Hall, wanted to make an impact in his hometown amid the COVID-19 crisis.
So in May, he reached out to the Mount Pleasant Community Development Corporation in order to set up a food drive. But Amos didn’t stop at organizing. During the pandemic, he donated a total of $100,000 combined to the MPCDC and the Fund for Educational Excellence, “an independent nonprofit organization working to close the equity and opportunity gaps for all students in Baltimore City Public Schools.”
This was all on top of the work his I’m Still Here Foundation continues to do to support underprivileged kids and families.
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