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Golden Nuggets: Marshawn Lynch and Alex Mack's humanitarian work with American Football Without Borders

These alumni have embraced a humanitarian mission to spread American football to underprivileged international communities and do service to benefit them.

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Calumni and Bears in the Pros Alex Mack and Marshawn Lynch are spending their off-season with American Football Without Borders in order to teach underprivileged communities about American football and (maaaaybe more importantly) do some charitable work in Brazil.

Up first is Pro Bowl running back and Super Bowl Champion Marshawn Lynch. A gentleman of few words, he doesn't have a blog on his experience up. However, his teammate Golden Tate described Lynch's time suiting up for Brazil to play with the kids.

I love Marshawn's perspective on life and his skill with getting the kids fired up. He really loves to experience life and it has been shown by his interaction with the children at camp. By the end he had them all in "Beast Mode".

Even former Trojan (and Cameron Jordan imposter!) Jordan Cameron admired Lynch's intensity and popularity in Brazil. We all know Lynch is all about that action, boss, so we'll let his actions speak for him.

Pro Bowler Alex Mack had an amazing steak dinner and some great experiences helping to outfit needy children with shoes.

Kids were brought in and we were tasked with washing their feet, giving them socks and finding some shoes that fit. It was humbling to serve these children and rewarding to see the smiles on their face. Language was a barrier and some kids were shy but everyone was happy and energetic about the whole experience.

While Mack may have a career at the Foot Locker in his future, it sounds like being a professional soccer player just isn't for him.

Kudos to all our Bears (and the other NFL players) for giving their time to the benefit of others.


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