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Myron Rolle Play 4 Progress Teaches Life Lessons


Former NFL Safety and Rhodes Scholar, Myron Rolle held his second Play 4 Progress youth football camp, a national student athlete workshop, in Abaco where over 60 kids learned lessons for life.

Facilitated through his organization, the Myron L Rolle Foundation, Myron was joined by fellow Bahamian, and former NFL wide receiver, Devard Darling at New Vision where they taught the fundamentals of football through a serious of drills. They constantly reminded the children that the objective was to be “better students and leaders”.

From the onset Myron made it clear to the kids that sports such as football are a means to an end and that their education should always be a priority. He spoke of discipline and always giving your best effort no matter what you do.

After a fun scrimmage and lunch Myron conducted a series of ‘classroom’ talks on how to prepare for life as a student covering topics of organization, time management, study skills and self-advocacy.

Myron said that it is hope that the kids can “learn how to use their athletic gifts to be better students. Basically transfer the concepts of preparation, communication, teamwork, hard work, and strategizing – all the things that make them a good athlete can help them have success in the classroom.”

The children, who came from all across Abaco to participate, had a great time and were engaged interactively from field to class room.

“My message is about striving for your highest potential in academics and athletics, being a leader and having success going forward every single day,” Myron said.

The Myron L. Rolle Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of health, wellness, educational and other charitable initiatives throughout the world that benefit children and families in need. The Foundation was established in 2009 by Rhodes Scholar and College Football All-American Myron L. Rolle and his family.

About Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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