New York Jets cornerback Ahmad "Batman" Carroll teamed up with Abram Elam, the Cleveland Browns safety and Carroll's former Jets teammate, to host a fitness and life skills empowerment camp on July 10 at the Adamsville Natatorium in Atlanta.
The half-day event allowed the more than 300 campers that attend the Adamsville center to receive hands-on fitness and life skills training from a host of NFL Superstars.
"I grew up playing football at Adamsville and I could have only dreamed that professional athletes would have come to talk to me," said Carroll. "We have an opportunity and responsibility to help shape and inspire the lives of young people. Just like my foundation's name, I want all youth to preserver through their humble grind."
"It is my hope to gain the youths attention by hosting a fitness camp, however my ultimate goal is to leave them with skills they can use in the playing field of life," said Elam. "This is why I started the T.E.A.M. Elam Foundation. I want to expose children to things that they have never experienced before, and just maybe we will be able to create a new generation of empowered leaders. "
Jets players Chansi Stuckey, Drew Coleman and James Ihedigbo and the Falcons' Chris Houston also worked with the kids on fitness stations and imparted words of wisdom during a lunchtime session.
About Humble Grind Foundation
The Humble Grind Foundation was created to self-empower youth to build solid futures and achieve personal and career oriented goals; which lead to success. We aim to enrich lives with athleticism, health education, academics and career development while implementing life skills that will lead to personal success. For more information about the Humble Grind Foundation visit www.HumbleGrindFoundation.com.
About T.E.A.M. Elam Foundation
T.E.A.M. Elam was founded in June 2008 as the brain child of NFL Safety and Riviera Beach native Abram Elam. The organization was formed to help to combat violence and negative influences around youth. As a result T.E.A.M. Elam introduces young people to an array of positive influences, who may leave a lasting impression on a child's life. The goal of the organization is to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in life. An additional goal of T.E.A.M. Elam is to influence everyone to do his or her own part to protect our environment. For more information about the T.E.A.M. Elam Foundation visit www.TeamElam.org.