Skip to content

Seattle Seahawks’ Clinton McDonald visits Youth Villages’ Boys Center

July 9, 2013

Clinton McDonald (center), a defensive tackle for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and former University of Memphis football player, visited with boys at the Youth Villages Center for Intensive Residential Treatment in Bartlett, Tenn., July 8. The Commercial Appeal | Photo by Yolanda M. James

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Clinton McDonald visited with boys at the Youth Villages Center for Intensive Residential Treatment July 8, playing a game of dodgeball and give them an encouraging pep talk about setting and reaching their goals in life.

“To be honest with you, if you look at some of the communities that the kids come up in, it’s not too much different from where I came from,” said McDonald, who grew up in Jacksonville, Ark. “Coming back here is a big thing today. It’s real big, bigger than any football game, any practice, any workout because you’re not just affecting yourself, you’re affecting other lives.”

McDonald played for the University of Memphis and makes an effort to reach out to kids in the community whenever he returns to the Memphis area. Youth Villages is grateful to Mr. McDonald for being so generous with his time.

Read the full story at The Commercial Appeal.

To learn more about volunteering, visit youthvillages.org.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: