MAY 29, 2017
In Jahri Evans' four All-Pro seasons (2009-12), the Saints ranked first, sixth, first and second in the NFL in total yards. They would rank first in the NFL in yardage four other times while Evans was a starter. Drew Breesendured an average of just 24 sacks per season in Evans' All-Pro seasons, despite typically dropping back to pass over 650 times per year.
Much of the Saints' offensive success in Evans' prime years is rightfully credited to Brees. But the diminutive Brees would not have been able to lead the Saints to a Super Bowl and several seasons as top contenders without a clean pocket, particularly right in front of him. Evans, the best pass-protecting guard of his era, was charged with making sure pass-rushers didn't get close enough to Brees to bat his passes down, let alone sack him.
The Jahri Evans Foundation presents it's 10th Annual FREE football camp for students, grades 1-12 and FREE cheerleading camp for students, grades 1-6.
The purpose is to help student athletes further their athletic career by improving and developing their athletic capabilities. Students will gain knowledge, fundamentals and inspiration from professional athletes about the various aspects and techniques of the game.
The Jahri Evans Foundation will be sponsoring a Community Outreach Day on Saturday May 20, 2017 in conjunction with our 10th Annual Free Youth Football and Cheer Camp. We would like to invite you to take part of this great event as a vendor. You are invited to set up a table where you can share important information and offer free items to the community. The selling of products will not be allowed. Frankford High School will be hosting the event and everything will be held at Frankford's Football and Soccer Fields located at Large & Dyre Sts.
The Jahri Evans Foundation was created to illustrate to student athletes that academic excellence paves the way to athletic excellence through encouragement, determination and hard work. The Jahri Evans Foundation helps students further their education and athletic career by providing scholarships and sponsoring an Annual Free Youth Football and Cheer Camp instructed by NFL players and professional cheerleaders. We have since expanded our community outreach to include all students, military veterans and community groups of all ages. On a mission to affect change the foundation has provided thousands of dollars in charitable donations to health organizations such as The National MS Society and The American Cancer Society. We have built homes for military veterans and provided college scholarships and much needed supplies and equipment to schools, students and community organizations.
Along with motivating all students to achieve academic excellence we also inspire and help our students maintain good health. The Jahri Evans Foundation urges students to get involved in ongoing physical activities to promote a healthy lifestyle and lessen the chances and complications of diabetes, heart disease and other health issues that may arise as a result of childhood obesity.
Jahri is currently the spokes person for the "Think AED" campaign launched in September 2016 by The Louis T. Savino, III Foundation and The Philadelphia School District; dedicated to increasing awareness of, and preventing, sudden cardiac death (SCD) in youth. The Jahri Evans Foundation along with The Louis T. Savino, III Foundation is committed to working towards the goal of having every Philadelphia School equipped with a working AED.
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