Super Bowl week is a time to reflect on some of the great moments in the NFL as well as build anticipation for the clash that is to come on Sunday. This Sunday, the Kanas City Chiefs will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Strangely enough, it will happen on the home turf of the Bucs at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The same grounds wherein a few months will home to “the grand-daddy of them all” WrestleMania.
During this time, players often use their platform for good causes. In this case, we are going to focus our attention on Hall of Famer and Super Bowl Champion, Marshall Faulk. He will be in Tampa for the Super Bowl as well as sharing his passion to teach kids The Truth About Drugs. He will be using educational resources offered by the Foundation for a Drug-Free World.
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Faulk the second pick in the 1994 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts from San Diego State. In his first year in the league, he was named Rookie of the Year. In 1999 he was traded to the then St. Louis Rams. Where he helped them win a Superbowl title in his first year. For three straight seasons, he was named the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year. He retired as the NFL’s ninth-ranked rusher of all-time with 12,279 yards and 100 touchdowns.
Ahead of the Super Bowl, LRM Online had the opportunity to talk with Marshall Faulk about his involvement with Foundation for a Drug-Free World. This includes how he got involved with them, the importance of teaching our youth about drugs, and how important it is for athletes to use their platform for important issues like this. Of course, it also wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t talk a little football! Find out who he likes for this weekend’s Super Bowl matchup! He also gives us some insights into what players are going through this week. The full interview is down below!
Here is some information about Foundation for a Drug-Free World
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.
No one, especially a young person, likes to be lectured about what he or she can or cannot do. Thus, we provide the facts that empower youth to choose not to take drugs in the first place. Additionally, our Truth About Drugs campaign consists of activities that they can join which popularize drug-free living. These activities are simple, effective and can involve people of all ages.
Through a worldwide network of volunteers, 50 million of drug prevention booklets have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in some 180 countries and Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been aired on more than 500 television stations. These materials and activities have helped people around the world learn about the destructive side effects of drugs and thereby make the decision for themselves to not use them. The Foundation provides the information you need to start a Truth About Drugs education and prevention activity in your area.