B.J. Hill giving back to his home town
New York Giants’ defensive lineman B.J. Hill is busy inspiring kids back in his hometown of Oakboro, North Carolina during the offseason.
The Stanley News & Press wrote a piece on Hill and how he took some time out of his schedule to interact with some local kids as part of the Nehemiah Project’s “Work Hard Dream Big.”
Around 100 kids registered for the event, which featured football and basketball drills along with arts and crafts. Pizza was provided at the end.
Nehemiah Project of Love is a community outreach organization that seeks to build up and partner with other local groups serving in the area, director Michelle Padilla said.
The project helps the community by working with people who are dealing with addiction and mental health issues. They also work with senior citizens, at-risk kids and domestic abuse survivors.
Hill, along with fellow NFL player Antonio Williams of the Buffalo Bills, ran one-on-one drills with the kids.
“It always is awesome giving back to the community, especially as a small-town kid,” said Hill.
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