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Baltimore Native, Former NFL Player Tavon Mason Working To Improve Lives Of Children

Tavon Mason is a Woodlawn and University of Virginia graduate who spent time in the NFL and is now a coach at Stevenson University. Mason returns to the Mustangs staff for his second season as an assistant at Stevenson working with the tight ends.

Mason joined the Norris and Long Show to talk about his foundation "Tavon Loves The Kids" and trying to help with children's health.

Mason started by talking about his foundation and his mission saying, "I started my 'Tavon Mason Loves The Kids' foundation in 2011 with the initiation of getting kids healthy and active...our slipper drive has gone up every year and we've collected over a thousand this year and we distribute them to different children's hospitals throughout the DMV."

When asked about what drove him to this calling of trying to help children in his life, Tavon said, "I always wanted to do something for kids, my dream was always to have my own rec center and I'm still pushing for that...I feel like I'm supposed to do this, I was able to go to school, go to college and play football so I want to give this back."

Tavon also went on to talk about his quest to help with childhood obesity and help to make children more active and change philosophies of schooling.

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