By Todd McCarty, director of marketing, Carter
ATLANTA (Oct. 21, 2011) – Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Thursday praised the efforts of Camp EQUIP, a group formed by Kids & Pros and Inner City Sports Foundation to donate sports equipment to the city. Carter President Scott Taylor is a major supporter of Kids & Pros.
Inner City Sports and Kids & Pros formed Camp EQUIP to provide helmets, shoulder pads, pants/pads and jerseys for football programs at Atlanta Public Schools and the city’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. This year, Camp EQUIP donated more than 300 pieces of equipment.
Carter is a sponsor of Kids & Pros and a supporter of Camp EQUIP. Former Atlanta Falcons Buddy Curry and Bobby Butler formed Kids & Pros to teach local disadvantaged youth both football and life skills.
“We have world-class talent helping world-class kids,” Reed said Thursday. “The city of Atlanta is one of the leading cities where retired NFL players live after their [careers] are over, and it’s so good to folks like Bobby and Buddy staying involved, continuing to give and continuing to care.”
“What they’re doing through Kids & Pros is providing our city’s young people with access to education, outstanding training, and really exemplary leadership skills that really are hard to find,” Reed added. “So I wanted to stand with them today and to encourage other retired NFL players to come out and get involved, and just to let the citizens of the metropolitan Atlanta community know what a difference they’re making.”
In addition to Curry, Butler and Taylor, Carter executive and former Atlanta Falcon Floyd Hodge and Raulet Property Partners’ Tyler Edgarton, co-founder of Inner City Sports, attended the ceremony.