You could forgive any player if they decided to spend their offseason in training for a vital campaign after missing the first half of the 2017 NFL season.
Not Shane Ray.
The 2015 first-round NFL draft pick spent his weekend back home at his former educational facility, Bishop Miege High School, for his second annual ‘Rays Awareness’ Youth Football Camp.
The Rays Awareness Foundation was originally set up to help young people from the worst sections of Kansas City to receive not just sports equipment and training, but also life lessons in the process.
Ray has also branched out to the local area in Denver, developing his foundation over the last two years.
Speaking to the media recently, Ray stressed how important his foundation was to him.
“I want people to know there is another life out there,” he said.
“For them to see another side. These places [where he came from] exist. Once you open your mind, you can help. Let’s change one life at a time.”
Bishop Miege alum and Denver Broncos LB Shane Ray returns home to KC to host his second annual Rays Awareness free youth football camp. KC kid giving back! @StingRay56 @Broncos @BishopMiege_FB ^Jason Lamb pic.twitter.com/dH5ciwbzvx
— FOX 4 News (@fox4kc) June 2, 2018
— Coach JJ Jennings (@Trench_CoachJJ) June 3, 2018
— Shawn Stewart (@shawnstewartKC) June 2, 2018
You can find out more about Ray’s foundation here.
Photo Credit: Bishop Miege Football