Homecoming week in high school is a special time. The announcement of the homecoming court, the dramatic and exciting homecoming date proposals, the pre-game parades and festivities, and the lead up to the always spectacular homecoming game. This is a time that Flint Southwestern Classical Academy grad and current New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram remembers vividly and cherishes with all his heart, and on Friday, October 10 he returned to create some memories for the current generation of Flint Southwestern students.
Set up through his sponsorship with Russell Athletic, Ingram made his appearance at the school during the Homecoming Pep Rally, and made an unbelievable announcement that would benefit the entire athletic program. In cooperation with Russell Athletic, Ingram donated new home and away uniforms to the football team and new gear for the baseball, softball, soccer, cross country, basketball and track teams. Safe to say this announcement got quite a cheer from the crowd of students, faculty, and staff.
“He used his entire product allotment this year that he gets contractually for him to use for whatever and he chose to give back to his school, that he grew up in and made an impact on his life,” said Laura McCaslin, sports marketing manager at Russell Athletic.
After his announcement at the Pep Rally he spend the rest of the afternoon speaking to students, catching up with fans, signing autographs and taking pictures. He also took the time to relive a few of his glory days at Flint Southwestern with some of his former teammates.
Ingram may have left Flint Southwestern in 2008, but Flint Southwestern never left his heart or mind, and his actions this week at his alma mater show that.
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