Detroit Lions FB Jason Cabinda gives helping hand to local students

Detroit Free Press

Students at Davison Elementary-Middle School in Detroit got books and school supplies Tuesday afternoon from Lions fullback Jason Cabinda.

Cabinda said he wanted to do something for the students after virtually visiting with a group of them last year. Cabinda’s mom has been an educator for more than 25 years. He bought books for the 800-plus students to take home and keep.

“I know it’s been a really tough time for them not being in the classrooms for over a year,” Cabinda said. “I plan to show up on their first day of school to encourage them to read, learn and overcome any challenges they may have faced.”

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The program also was supported by the Ford Motor Co. Fund, Athletes for Charity and other donors. Volunteers from Ford cheered the students on. Students who have 100% attendance will earn the Jason Cabinda Attendance Award.

The books were about science, engineering, NASA, George Washington Carver and — who else? — Henry Ford.

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