Fatherhood A Passion For New Orleans Saints Cornerback Jabari Greer
One New Orleans Saints player will be celebrating Father's Day Weekend by giving back to his hometown. Cornerback Jabari Greer will be spending this weekend in Jackson,Tennessee, where he grew up throwing footballs and batting baseballs with his dad, Donny.
Several years ago, he set up a nonprofit for fathers called The Greer Campaign, to provide support and education. Greer, whose first year with the Saints was the 2009 Super Bowl season, believes there is a hunger for strong fathers. Greer, himself a father, says the growth of a society in which fathers play a diminished role has contributed to problems of crime, addictions, divorce and teen pregnancy. The Greer Campaign conducts free classes that train men to be better fathers.
Saturday in Jackson, the Greer Campaign will be hosting a 5K run, concert and street march to celebrate dads and their importance to the well-being of their children. His hometown has recently shown their appreciation for his efforts, giving him a key to the city because of his community involvement.