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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Bradley and Nikki Bozeman
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, Ravens left guard Bradley Bozeman and his wife, Nikki, a former Alabama basketball player, were actually in the midst of a cross-country tour that took them into schools to share their anti-bullying message. (Bradley had even devoured a 72-ounce steak and sides at The Big Texan in Amarillo to kick off a partnership that would collect money for the Bradley & Nikki Bozeman Foundation.) With the tour sidelined, the couple looked for new ways to impact their community.
After spending time with Mo Gaba in the final days of his life, they committed to sponsoring biweekly food giveaway events with Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries, feeding hundreds of families at every event. They also gave away turkey dinners at M&T Bank Stadium just before Thanksgiving. In December, Bozeman was named the Ravens’ nominee for the 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
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