The Detroit Lions are committed to being involved in the community, but it’s not just the players, coaches and front office staff who do their part to make a difference.
Lions’ wives such as Suzanne Lewand (wife of team president Tom Lewand), Sabrina Mayhew (wife of general manager Martin Mayhew), Kathy Schwartz (wife of coach Jim Schwartz) and Sharon Bellamy (wife of athletic trainer Al Bellamy) have been working with 13 teenage girls at the Detroit Lions Academy as part of a nutrition program.
The women meet twice a month at the academy, an alternative middle school partially funded by the Lions, and offer the girls ways to improve their overall self-esteem, as well as their health, offering a self-defense class, yoga and instruction on healthier food choices.
“The ladies, when they come they know they’re going to be dealt challenges; they’re always so pleasant and the girls are always looking forward to seeing them,” said Cheryl White, Detroit Lions Academy principal. “The more exposure they have to real world activities, that will inspire them to be better.”
For more on the wives involvement with the Detroit Lions Academy, please visit the Oakland Press website:
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