ICYMI: Last week, ESPN Analyst and NFL legend Ray Lewis joined with Let’s Move Nation! and his new organization Inspire to participate in MegaFest 2015 with a slate of activities designed to empower the next generation with tools to live a healthy lifestyle and get motivated for success.
“In today’s world, our youth face many challenges trying to stay on track and get ahead,” said Lewis. “Yes we want to give them encouragement, but we also want to equip and empower them to succeed – through community, through mentorship and through entrepreneurship. That’s what I want to do with Inspire, and I was honored to be at Megafest this year to share that message.”
Activities included a discussion and Meet & Greet with youth featuring Denise Brown, Director of Let’s Move Nation!, Akin Ayodele, Co-Founder of The Dreambuilders Foundation/retired 10-year NFL Veteran; Kwame Jackson, entrepreneur and businessman; and author/Tom Joyner Morning Show producer, Deya Smith. Lewis and fellow speakers discussed how to deal with negative labels and fulfill your potential for success despite any obstacles.
MegaFest Attendees Also Get MegaFit with Ray Lewis
MegaFest, led by bestselling author and pastor T.D. Jakes, is the nation’s largest inspirational family festival. Its plethora of life-changing events and empowering seminars focus on faith, inspiration, music, comedy, entertainment, youth and more.
Ray Lewis is widely considered to be one of the most dominant defensive players in the history of the NFL. Lewis led the Baltimore Ravens to victory in Super Bowl XXXV (where he was named Super Bowl MVP) and again in Super Bowl XLVII, in what would be the final game of his career. The Ravens’ all-time career leader in tackles and fumble recoveries, Lewis was selected for the Pro Bowl thirteen times (a record for linebackers) and named AFC Defensive Player of the Year three times before retiring in 2013. Today, Lewis is an analyst for the NFL on ESPN.
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