Athletes For A Good Cause

The Big Tigger 7th Annual Celebrity Classic Train Continues To Roll on!

Youth Sports Clinic

Today's Youth Sports Clinic featured several athletes who spent time engaging children, affected or infected by HIV/AIDS, in the fundamentals of basketball and football.

Athletes from around the NFL and NBA included the likes of Denver Nuggets, Kenyon Martin; Washington Redskins' Fred Smoot (who rolled up in his white Rolls Royce); San Franciso 49er's, Vernon Davis, and others.

Davis, a DC native says the event is important to him because it gives him a chance to give back to the community.

"The kids expect to see our face, and see us come back to the neighborhood. So, it's vital", said Davis.

When asked what advice or inspiration he has for the kids Davis encourages kids to dream big, work hard in school, get their homework done.

"They can be anything they want to be. It's going to take some time, but they'll get there."


The Clinic, which took place at the Trinidad Recreation Center, was also the point of free HIV/AIDS testing.

The weekend-long event is the brain child of WPGC radio personality, Big Tigger. Proceeds from the event go to support Tigger's 'Street Corner Foundation'.

Says one parent, "There needs to be more events like this one to bring awareness and prevention of AIDS."

Events continue this evening with an invitation only Welcome Reception & Silent Auction.

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