With the football season right around the corner, T.A.C.K.L.E. (a program of the RFS Charitable Foundation) sponsored a Pre-Season Kick-Off event on Friday, August 21.

The event at Woodward High School featured as guest speakers Marcus Ray, an All-American at the University of Michigan who won a national championship in 1997 with the Oakland Raiders, and former OSU Buckeye Maurice Clarett, once USA Today’s National Player of the Year.

Mr. Clarett “made some bad choices yet overcame these challenges to become a man with morals and values,” the event flyer advertised.

The event also featured Woodward graduate Keary Sarabia, CEO/president of the RFS Charitable Foundation; Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/superintendent of TPS; Godfrey Lewis, TPS/Head Start disabilities coordinator and Tom Cole, BCSN football commentator.

The RFS Charitable Foundation is committed to empowering youth through education, extra-curricular activities, abstinence and clinical services to promote responsibility for self-care, positive lifestyle choices and the ability to make informed decisions.

The event ran from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Woodward High School, 701 E. Central Ave.

Updated on August 21, 2015