Jacoby Jones Has Gift For Baltimore Students

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — He’s a Ravens receiver who likes to give. Tuesday, Jacoby Jones handed out a special gift to more than 300 Baltimore area students.

Jessica Kartalija has more.

From the gridiron to the classroom, Ravens wide receiver had the pass and his mom had the assist.

“They’re in awe, this school especially. They’re talking about their needs here and what they are lacking at home because of economical reasons. That means a lot to us to be able to do something for these children,” said Mama Jones, Jacoby Jones’ mother.

The pair handed out more than 300 tablets.

“It’s good to see their faces in there and see their smiles. It’s a blessing,” said Jacoby Jones.

Keeping up with the Joneses isn’t easy.

“We can do research and watch videos,” said 7-year-old Sahai Bristol, who got a tablet. “We can play games on them and we can do math homework.”

Jones says he didn’t have opportunities like this.

“We had the index cards and the black and white notebook and the pencils. That big computer, where you just peck, peck. They can get to the Internet a lot faster than we could,” he said.

Students from three Baltimore City schools received the tablets, giving Jones a big thank you.

Jones says he chose the schools based on need and which classrooms would benefit most by having the tablets.

Students at Margaret Brent Elementary, City Neighbors Charter School and Deer Park Middle received tablets.

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