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Lions WR Calvin Johnson reaches out to area kids

Calvin Johnson is becoming more and more at home in Detroit as he prepares for his fourth season as a Lions wide receiver.

Proof? For one, he’ll be playing on an offense with more talent this season. Not to mention a quarterback, Matthew Stafford, who now has a year of NFL experience on his resume.

Here’s more proof. Johnson is reaching out to Detroit through his Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation. His initial focus was on his hometown of Atlanta and now he’s added Detroit.

“I wanted to give back by supporting and sponsoring community programs designed to change youth’s outlook on life,’’ Johnson said. “Metro Atlanta is home but, now, so is Metro Detroit.’’

Through his foundation, Johnson is offering scholarship opportunities to senior football players in metro Detroit. The athletes much be graduating seniors this spring, already have a partial football scholarship and have at least a 2.5 grade point average. Deadline for application is June 4.

For more information, e-mail inquiries to or write to the Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation, Inc., c/o Catching Dreams Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 1015, Tyrone, GA 30290.

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Anonymous JT said...

Class guy in spades by a thousand times. Thanks Paula.

2:27 AM 

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