McGahee and Oher participated in a skit with the Globetrotter players entitled “Football”
BALTIMORE, MD (December 28, 2010)—Thanks to the generosity of Ravens Running Back Willis McGahee, and Left Tackle Michael Oher, over two hundred disadvantaged and at-risk youth enjoyed a day courtside watching the Harlem Globetrotters at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD.
McGahee and Oher participated in a skit with the Globetrotter players entitled “Football” – something that is right up their alley. Oher guest starred in the 2pm show and McGahee took the court in the 7pm show.
“Rather than inviting a group of friends to watch me, I thought it would be a good opportunity to give back to the community,” Oher said. “So many kids and their parents don’t have the means to be able to do things like this as a family. I’d like to give them a few hours away from the stresses of day-to-day life that the less fortunate community often experiences.”
McGahee adds, “It feels great to be able to give kids a fun opportunity like this. School supplies and food are one thing, but those are necessities my foundation provides. Sometimes, I just want to show them good old fashioned fun too! In addition to the kids coming out, I’ve also invited some people that are always giving back to the community but never want to get any credit for how much they do. I think it’s important to reward those folks, too.”
Oher’s invited group includes children selected by the office of Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.