Nonprofit started by former Michigan football player donates jerseys to new team at SBEV in Flint – MLive.com

TUFF program donates new gear to Flint Football team at SBEV
FLINT, MI — Flint athletes on the inaugural football team at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village received a donation Wednesday afternoon from three members of the University of Michigan football team.
Joel Honigford, Jake Thaw and Mike Morris, each football players at the University of Michigan, met with the Flint kids on their second day of football camp Wednesday, June 22.
The trio were representing The Uniform Funding Foundation nonprofit, of TUFF, which former UM football player Adam Shibley founded in 2018.
Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village partnered with TUFF to provide free custom Adidas jerseys, socks, mouth guards and other football-related equipment to the Flint kids ages 10-12.
TUFF seeks to provide free high-quality uniforms to sports programs in underprivileged communities across the nation.
Wednesday’s event was the second day of the football summer camp, which roll into the fall with SBEV’s first football team that will compete in the Genesee County Football League.
Omar Dasuqi, SBEV Athletic Director, said the partnership with TUFF was a great experience for the kids to be exposed to athletes that made it to the next level.
“This is amazing that the Michigan football team took the time out to come to Flint, Michigan and visit these 20 kids,” Dasuqi said. “… They want to be here and you can tell they want to be here. They’re excited to be with our kids and that’s very important.”
Before unveiling the new jerseys, Morris took an opportunity to have a “TUFF Talk” with the players. He told them that football can take you places, if you put in the dedication and hard work.
“I was in your shoes in one point in my life,” Morris said. “… I want you all to know that football can get you a long way.”
Read more at The Flint Journal:
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