Tarik Cohen buys new gym equipment for school hit by tornado

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Bears running back Tarik Cohen stepped up for some kids who needed it near his hometown.

Hampton Elementary School in Greensboro, North Carolina, was severely damaged by a tornado in April.

Cohen, who grew up in the area and went to college in Greensboro at North Carolina A&T, showed up at the school with brand new equipment for their gym classes.

“Tarik Cohen, running back for the Chicago Bears, bought a ton of PE equipment and delivered it to our school today!” said a message shared on social media. “We are so appreciative! As most of you know, Hampton Elementary was severely damaged by a tornado and we lost all our PE equipment. Tarik was kind enough to not only buy new equipment but deliver it and speak to the children!”

Cohen hasn’t sought any attention for his act of kindness, and when someone called him a hero on Twitter, Cohen responded that he’s “Just a guy.” Cohen is more than just a guy, on and off the field.

38 responses to “Tarik Cohen buys new gym equipment for school hit by tornado

  1. These spoiled athletes don’t do anything but COMPLAIN! You wanna help society? Put your money where your mouth is…and……..uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wait a minute…

  2. redlikethepig says:
    June 12, 2018 at 10:04 am
    That’s great, but new books would have probably done a lot more good.

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    Speaking as a music teacher, that’s silly. As is the fact you’re writing it on a football site.

  3. This is what impressive young men do. They make a difference at work (Bears) and they make a difference in the community with the money they’ve earned. Can also devote time instead of money, but here Tarik did both. I am impressed and I wish other professional athletes would follow his example.

  4. redlikethepig says:
    June 12, 2018 at 10:04 am

    That’s great, but new books would have probably done a lot more good.
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    You’re probably right. So how many books would you like to help them out with?

  5. This is great! That being said. We all know of many people of means who give money or buy items for those less fortunate and they are not good people. So I hope that Cohen is not one of those individuals.

  6. “Speaking as a music teacher, that’s silly. As is the fact you’re writing it on a football site.”

    “You’re probably right. So how many books would you like to help them out with?”

    I agree … lifting weights is way more important.

  7. I really like this kid. I think he’s gonna light it up now that the Bears have some legit coaching on the offensive side of the ball.

  8. redlikethepig says:
    June 12, 2018 at 10:04 am

    That’s great, but new books would have probably done a lot more good.

    —–

    Don’t be a jerk. I’m not sure you’re right anyway. Childhood obesity is a serious problem in this country.

  9. redlikethepig says:
    June 12, 2018 at 10:04 am
    That’s great, but new books would have probably done a lot more good.

    Hey man at least he stepped up, did sometging and then tried not to even be recognized for it. What have you done lately besides be hypocritical twards others good deeds on social media? Bravo to you for being a keyboard warrior!

  10. Great gesture by Mr. cohen, but he’s not the Lone Ranger when it comes to ‘giving back’ to their communities. Sometimes a certain narrative is carried by those who prefer to criticize athletes, rather than acknowledge their contributions.

    For example, Colin Kaepernick has given over a million to his causes, for which he gets ZERO credit or respect by haters. Many professional players are philanthropists and it is ignored. Good thing they don’t follow the scam artist in the WH, who lies abt gifts to charities he never made.

  11. redlikethepig says:

    That’s great, but new books would have probably done a lot more good.

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    You’re right, if he wanted to make a difference Tarik should have replaced the lost gym books.

  12. He did charity on his own time but the Bears will get good press out of this action. Something to chew on when people post “Protest on your own time.” or implies employees should only serve the demands of the employer.

    When the players do charitable work on their own time the team still benefits with good press.

  13. Why didn’t the school have insurance?

    Either way good job on Tarik and I’m sure he bought better equipment. But public schools should have insurance so that when they are hit by tornados the insuance company replaces the gym equipment. Hopefully Trump does an investigation.

  14. redlikethepig says:
    June 12, 2018 at 10:04 am
    That’s great, but new books would have probably done a lot more good.

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    From the article:

    “We are so appreciative! As most of you know, Hampton Elementary was severely damaged by a tornado and we lost all our PE equipment.”

    RIF

  15. C’mon guys. It’s hard to argue with redlikethepig, when he proves his point on reading by actually not having read the article.

  16. winningisabrees says:
    June 12, 2018 at 10:16 am
    More stories like this, less on rich millennials throwing tantrums. Signed PFT Nation

    67 4 Rate This

    More stories like this “Millennial”.

    I know it doesn’t fit your narrative that millennials were sent from hell, but he’s a millennial doing better things for society then that Baby Boomer Trump 🙂

  17. winningisabrees says:
    June 12, 2018 at 10:16 am
    More stories like this, less on rich millennials throwing tantrums. Signed PFT Nation
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    I can’t wait to complain about the generation that came after to me. I won’t look silly or out of touch at all.

  18. I know it doesn’t fit your narrative that millennials were sent from hell, but he’s a millennial doing better things for society then that Baby Boomer Trump 🙂

    ———————
    “He’ll never win the primary”
    “He’ll never win the general election.”
    “He’ll never get the tax cuts.”
    “He’ll never get 3: GDP growth.”
    “He’ll never solve the N-Korea Nuke Problem.”

    I added the other stupidity vomit you millennial pukes say to your rant. I think your mommy has the hot pockets ready little one…

  19. I know it doesn’t fit your narrative that millennials were sent from hell, but he’s a millennial doing better things for society then that Baby Boomer Trump 🙂

    ———————
    “He’ll never win the primary”
    “He’ll never win the general election.”
    “He’ll never get the tax cuts.”
    “He’ll never get 3% GDP growth.”
    “He’ll never solve the N-Korea Nuke Problem.”

    I added the other stupidity vomit you millennial pukes say to your rant. I think your mommy has the hot pockets ready little one…

  20. winningisabrees says:June 12, 2018 at 10:16 am
    More stories like this, less on rich millennials throwing tantrums. Signed PFT Nation
    ==========================

    It’s pretty hilarious watching one generation always whining about the next generation and being in fear that society will be destroyed. I’m Gen X, and the baby boomers complained about our generation saying that we were all too lazy due to MTV, video and arcade games. We invented the internet. The Great Depression/ Greatest generation also complained about the Baby Boomer generation. Now, it’s the Millennial’s turn to be ragged on.

    Also, people (incorrectly) state that the Millennials are entitled and expect participation trophies. Well, guess who raised them and gave them the trophies? That’s right, the adults from the previous generation

  21. “What have you done lately besides be hypocritical twards others good deeds on social media?’

    This is what I mean. Too much PE and not enough grammar.

  22. Threads like these have a way of bringing out people’s true colors. Here we have a young man who did a completely selfless thing to help others and asked for no recognition in return. Most people look on this young man with pride and admiration (including me). A small few instead feel the need to post negative comments telling us all far more about themselves than the young man in the article.

  23. “He’ll never win the primary”
    “He’ll never win the general election.”
    “He’ll never get the tax cuts.”
    “He’ll never get 3% GDP growth.”
    “He’ll never solve the N-Korea Nuke Problem.”

    I added the other stupidity vomit you millennial pukes say to your rant. I think your mommy has the hot pockets ready little one…

    27 11 Rate This

    Didn’t say anything about his policies, but please tell me how he is helping with racial divide in America? No point in improving your economy when your on brink of civil unrest haha

  24. Good job guy, doing good deeds! Didn’t know him until I read the post, but now I know him and I like him.

    Most people are good, let’s see some more effort in finding stories like these.

    Make the NFL great again!

  25. Didn’t say anything about his policies, but please tell me how he is helping with racial divide in America? No point in improving your economy when your on brink of civil unrest haha

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    I love when people say there is racial divide in this country, as if we’re living in the 50’s. Stop trying re-live Remember the Titans. The racial divide is a figment of the media’s imagination and you’re brain washed by a lie.

  26. “For example, Colin Kaepernick has given over a million to his causes, for which he gets ZERO credit or respect by haters. Many professional players are philanthropists and it is ignored. Good thing they don’t follow the scam artist in the WH, who lies abt gifts to charities he never made.”

    ““““

    Show me one place where Colin Kaepernick is relevant to this article. One. Shove off.

  27. “Didn’t say anything about his policies, but please tell me how he is helping with racial divide in America?”

    He is creating opportunities for people. Not whites, not blacks, not Latinos, but everyone who is willing to make an effort. Unemployment is down for everyone.
    He didn’t create the racial divide, that was done by the same people who couldn’t handle losing to him with even a shred of dignity, and also cannot handle his successes. The only people who view people by race are on the left.

  28. “the baby boomers complained about our generation saying that we were all too lazy due to MTV, video and arcade games. We invented the internet.”

    That’s interesting because I majored in Computer Science at UW-Madison 1978-83 and learned that the military set the internet up in the 1960s. Are you by chance Al Gore’s son?

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