Ray Lewis Gets Kids Moving With Youth Football Camp
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — He was supercharged on the football field and rallied his fellow teammates to perform well.
Vic Carter reports Ray Lewis takes his enthusiasm back to the field, but this time he is inspiring kids.
For far too many children, a Saturday morning is spent inside in front of a TV or video game console.
But when Lewis says “let’s get moving,” you do.
While the real Ravens wrap up mini camp, mini pro football players are following the lead of their idol.
“I like the workout and the way I use my muscles,” a boy said.
Some of the future stars impressed Lewis by their work ethic at his camp.
“[My fans are] the reason why I’m motivated,” Lewis said.
“Because I was never the biggest, I was never the fastest, I was never the strongest. But the bottom line–my effort. My effort and how I did things,” he continued.
While these camps raise money for the Ray Lewis Foundation, there is a deeper value to the children, who benefit from the generosity of this champion.
“In a world now of social media and the video games and all these different things, kids are missing the essence of life. And the essence of life is being outside, being active,” Lewis said.
“You don’t have to always be in a sport or try to be chasing something. But the bottom line is–get outside and just be active. Take care of yourself,” he continued.
It has been a busy weekend for Lewis.
Friday night he was bowling and playing paintball with his fans, again, to help raise money for his foundation.