NFL Players Association Hosts NativeVision Gala

[flagallery gid=6 name=”Gallery” w=500 h=320 skin=photo_pro_1_2asl] Photos courtesy of NFLPA, Kevin Koski.

Washington, DC (December 5, 2011) – Former NFL great Brian Mitchell once again hosted the “Evening with the Stars” Gala to benefit Native Vision, a nonprofit youth initiative which mobilizes professional athletes to serve as mentors to thousands of American Indian youth in health and education programs designed by Johns Hopkins public health experts. The event was larger than previous years and so the event was hosted at the Ronald Reagan Building International Trade Center to accommodate the event. Active players include Anthony Allen (Baltimore Ravens), Bryan Hall (Baltimore Ravens), Vonta Leach (Baltimore Ravens), Sean Locklear (Washington Redskins), and Rocky McIntosh (Washington Redskins) were in attendance.

Since its inception, more than 6,000 youth, 2,000 families and 25,000 Native community members have been served through the Native Vision initiative. For the 16th consecutive year, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health have partnered to host the event, which raises awareness for American Indian youth and their families. This year, the highlight of the event was a video of one of Native Vision’s summer camps, hosted in Shiprock, Arizona on the Navajo reservation. Check out this video here.

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