Elam trying to stop the senseless violence
Abram Elam (J. Wills, TheOBR.com, 5/20/09)

Posted Jun 19, 2009

Abram Elam wants to help change things in the Riviera Beach ghetto.

WHO: Cleveland Browns Safety Abram Elam

WHAT: 2nd Annual T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) with Elam “A Day in the Park”

WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Dan Calloway Amphitheater, 1420 West 10th Street, Riviera Beach, Fla. 33404

Cleveland Browns safety Abram Elam will host his second annual T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) with Elam “A Day in the Park,” on Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dan Calloway Amphitheater, 1420 West 10th Street, behind Tate’s Gym in Riviera Beach.

The free event will offer an atmosphere to help end the violence and promote pride, unity and peace in the lives of children and families in the South Florida community.

“I have lost three siblings to murder in the streets of Riviera Beach,” said Elam. “I believe by showing that I can persevere through adversity and tragedy, maybe I am able to spark a sense of hope in the lives of the children of this community to never give up on their dreams.”

The day will be filled with food, giveaways, live music and activities for all ages. Guests will have an opportunity to interact with Elam and his NFL friends.

NFL players scheduled to participate include: Abram Elam (Cleveland Browns), Brandon Flowers (Kansas City Chiefs), Leon Washington (New York Jets), Heath Evans (New Orleans Saints), CJ Mosley (Cleveland Browns), DaJuan Morgan (Kansas City Chiefs), Hank Poteat (Cleveland Browns), Santonio Thomas (Cleveland Browns), David Clowney (New York Jets), Tucker Frederickson (former New York Giants), Kareem Brown (New York Jets), Anthony Carter (former Minnesota Vikings), Drew Coleman (New York Jets), Barrett Green (former Detroit Lions/New York Giants/Houston Texans), Ahmad Carroll (New York Jets) and Usama Young (New Orleans Saints).

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