It seems like I am always writing about Russell Wilson, but if it's for good reason then so be it. This week, Wilson was named the co-owner and chairman of a new non-contact league for youth ages 5-17.
According to Troy Vincent, the executive vice president of NFL Operations said Russ was chosen because he "demonstrates character, leadership, and international experience will guide NFL FLAG as a global sport in which everyone can participate - Football for All. Russell’s ability to bring people together and inspire the values of football will be transformational in growth and acceptance of American football around the world.”
Russ is partnering with NFL Flag to spread globally, increasing the organization's reach. During this, Wilson will be working with Reigning Champs Experiences (RCX) and their President, Izell Reese, who is a former NFL player to produce the events. RCX is known for producing an array of the nations best sporting events.
Wilson said, “Participating in community events and organized sports as a child an offer countless physical, mental, and social benefits. These benefits should not be limited to athletes of any age, race, socioeconomic background or gender, and it’s important to create opportunities for boys and girls from all walks of life to be given these same advantages. We want to create opportunities for kids around the world to experience and learn the sport of football and our hope is to grow the popularity of the sport on a global level.”
Reese said, “Russell is a living example of the positive impact sports can have on young athletes. He exhibits the qualities we want to instill in our youth on and off the field and shares NFL FLAG’s commitment to making sports accessible to all athletes.”
The official announcement of this undertaking by Russell Wilson is supposed to be made during the NFL Draft in April.
Keep being great, Russ!!!