Super Bowl champion comes to Pleasantville

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Baltimore Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie, a South Jersey native, answers a reporter’s question following the Raven’s 34-31 victory over San Francisco in Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans. Baltimore Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie, a South Jersey native, answers a reporter’s question following the Raven’s 34-31 victory over San Francisco in Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans. PLEASANTVILLE _ Less than a month after he helped the Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl, South Jersey native Bryant McKinnie will speak to area youths next week.

McKinnie, 33, a left tackle with the team, will appear from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the PleasantvilleRecreationCenter, 410 W. Brighton Ave., Pleasantville.

“It’s huge,” said Debbie Washington, city recreation director. “Everybody is so excited. We can’t wait.”

McKinnie, who went to WoodburyHigh School, played for the University of Miami in college. He played with the Minnesota Vikings from 2002-2011and signed with Baltimore in 2012 and won Super Bowl 47 with the team on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

Washington said McKinnie will speak to the kids, show them drills and participate in some football frenzy games.

“Of course people will be able to come and get his autograph and take photos with him,” she said.

The Baltimore Ravens’ connection to South Jersey: Joe Flacco, D.J. Bryant and Bryant McKinnie. The Baltimore Ravens’ connection to South Jersey: Joe Flacco, D.J. Bryant and Bryant McKinnie.

“He’s going to speak about the things that kids need to hear, but don’t want to hear from us,” Washington said. “He’ll talk about the importance of staying in school and staying in shape.”

McKinnie is also expected to talk about his BMajor Foundation which was created to provide financial, educational and social resources to single-parent houseolds and to promote AIDS awareness among today’s youth.

Tickets are $10 in advance and proceeds will go to benefit Pleasantville youth programs and to McKinnie’s B Major Foundation, Washington said.

To order tickets or to get more information, call (609) 484-3608.

 


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