Detroit Lions Spend Day Off with Students


Tuesdays are quiet for most NFL players, as it’s league day off.  That wasn’t the case for a few Detroit Lions players as they headed to a local school to spend time with students.

Jason Cabinda, Tim Boyle, and Amani Oruwariye dedicated their Tuesday afternoon to students at Davison Elementary-Middle School.  Cabinda, along with Athletes for Charity, put together a day full of smiles, prizes, and fun for the kids.  They played several different games with the students, letting them know they are seen, heard, and loved.

Cabinda is no stranger to Davison students.  Earlier this year, he provided all the students at this school with books to help teach them about STEM.  Today, he gifted them different games and excellence certificates, thanking them for trying hard and showing up every day to get better.

For those who don’t know, Cabinda is exceptional at math.  He challenged several students to a game of “24” for their chance to win gift certificates.  This game puts your mental math to the test.  A card is pulled with four numbers on it, and you have to use those four numbers to get to 24.  You can use any combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division to get there.  Many students were up for the challenge, however, Cabinda was tough to beat.

From volunteers to Principal Coleman, to the Detroit Lions players and students, smiles and laughter rang through the room.  Cabinda, Boyle, and Oruwariye left a lasting impact that these students will remember forever.

Here are a few photos from the event:

Maddy Miller – Detroit Lions Beat Reporter

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