In high school, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had an idea. Now that he has the means to implement it, he is.
Wilson decided during his junior year to start a football camp that helps inner-city youth. With one year of NFL experience under his belt, the Russell Wilson Passing Academy will arrive in five cities: Richmond, Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina; Madison, Wisconsin; Spokane, Washington; and Seattle.
“Over this two-and-a-half-week period, basically, I’ll meet 1,400 kids,” Wilson said during the Madison stop, via Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal. “If I can change one of those kids’ lives, inspire one of those kids, that makes the difference and goes a long way.”
Indeed it does. And we’ve got a feeling he’ll be changing more than one of those 1,400 lives, and that he’ll spend the next 15 years and beyond changing more and more of them.