Pro Athletes Impart “Game Changing” Skills to Youth

By Ywana Allen – This past weekend, former Jacksonville Jaguar Maurice “Moe” Williams hosted the inaugural Game Changers Symposium for high school and college athletes, parents and coaches at Impact Church.

The purpose of the event is to provide male and female attendees with the knowledge and resources needed to understand their platforms as student athletes and the responsibilities that come along with them, in order to make better decisions and successfully graduate from college.

A variety of topics were covered for the high school and college student athletes, including character, leadership, walking in faith and the spirituality in sports, social media, financial literacy, successful transition from high school to college, dating and domestic violence and media training. Additionally, subject matter experts and professional athletes, including Rashean Mathis, Richard Collier and Tyson Alualu, shared expertise and wisdom.

“Our goal is that school leaders and parents see a positive and noticeable difference in both the attitudes and behaviors of their student athletes. We want all students to be at the top of their game, academically, mentally, physically and spiritually,” said Williams. There was no cost to attend the Game Changers Symposium and lunch was provided for all attendees.

Since retiring from the NFL, Moe and his wife Reulonda developed the Moe Williams Foundation to positively impact citizens in Northeast Florida, and beyond through services that are needs-driven and meaningful. The foundation focuses on strengthening the lives of young people, families, and includes extensive community outreach The next Moe Williams event is a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic for grades 6th-12th, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9th at Ed Austin Park. This fun and free event is designed to strengthen youth football skills in an exciting, and energetic environment, and is supported through a grant from the NFL Foundation.

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