Countless NFL players have struggled with what to do with their lives and all of their aggression once the game is through with them.
Recently retired Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis is not among them.
Already having lined up a gig as an ESPN analyst for the fall, one of the greatest linebackers to ever play the game has a very different — and very philanthropic — plan for his first summer without two-a-day practices since he was a young boy.
Lewis will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in order to raise awareness and money for clean water projects in East Africa, according to Pro Football Talk.
Lewis has already started a website that allows fans and well-wishers to donate to his cause, called TackleKili. As an incentive to give, Lewis will be giving one lucky donating fan an autographed helmet.
“In one month, I will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise money and awareness for clean water projects in East Africa. I am so FIRED UP for this adventure, but until then, I need your help to bring clean water wells to thousands of children and families. Show your support by following my TackleKili journey, spreading the word, and donating to TackleKili. Each action you complete below earns you more entries to win my autographed helmet! Thank you for your support and good luck!”
Kilimanjaro reaches a peak elevation of 19,341 feet above sea level.
Will he try to do the Squirrel Dance once he reaches the summit? We can only hope so.