Good Guy Jeremy Maclin, checking in for duty
One of the heartening parts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the outpouring of support from one human to another. From shows of support for frontline healthcare workers to parades of teachers congratulating their graduating students — there hasn’t been a shortage of human decency cropping up around us.
The latest example in the Mizzou sphere? Former Mizzou and NFL great Jeremy Maclin, who’s using his privileges to bless families in his former school district.
@JMacGivesBack and volunteers handed out $15,000 worth of non-perishable and perishable food items, and hygiene items to nearly 200 KSD families. Thank you to @AhmadHicksTV @ksdknews for covering this story. pic.twitter.com/hxGO5zmr5j— Kirkwood School Dist (@kwoodschools) May 18, 2020
As referenced in the tweet, KSDK covered the story.
“Man, like I said I moved back home for a reason and this is one of the reasons I moved back home,” he said.
A couple of weeks ago, Maclin who now resides within the Parkway School District boundaries, said he decided to donate $15,000 to that district’s COVID-19 relief fund. But, never forgetting where he came from, he also decided to help the Kirkwood School District.
“Kirkwood’s always home, though so anytime I get a chance to come back to my home roots I come do it,” Maclin said.
Maclin and his crew passed out $15,000 worth of non-perishable and perishable food and hygiene items to Kirkwood families.
I’m sure proud he’s a #TrueSon, aren’t you?
More Mizzou Links:
- Members of the 1982 Mizzou Hoops squad opened up to Peter Baugh at The Athletic about their win over the North Carolina team led by Michael Jordan. I know you’ve probably had the site recommended to you before, but you really should be subscribing to The Athletic if you haven’t already.
- Ben Hochman talked to Blaine Gabbert about his new job backing up the GOAT in Tampa Bay.
- Dave Matter recounted a story about former head coach Larry Smith losing his cool when asked about his job security during the 2000 season.
- PowerMizzou subscribers can read a Sean Williams write-up on a Mizzou CB recruit with a very cool and unique name! They can also partake in Gabe’s Monday morning thoughts, per usual. Also, if you’re a Rivals subscriber, you can check out thoughts on Mizzou from Chicago OT Cameron James.
- Mizzou Football picked up some more recruiting momentum, finding their way onto the Top 7 list for 4-star wide receiver Isaiah Brevard.
That’s obviously a tough group to be competing with, but hey, who’s saying no to Eli Drinkwitz these days?
- Mizzou Hoops is also dishing out offers, this one to a kid named Legend.
Extremely blessed to receive an offer from the University of Missouri ❗️❗️ pic.twitter.com/bTxTLbEiTS— LegendGeeter4 (@LegendGeeter4) May 18, 2020
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Generally this is where we deposit the Missouri-related links that don’t fit with the bigger theme. HOWEVER, there are only so many of those to go around these days.
So as long as I’m doing links (Mondays and Tuesdays!) I’ll be posting stuff that’s getting me through this craziness (note: this is the last week I’ll be doing this, as sports are starting to slowly make the news more and more often.)
- The NFL is doing everything it can to ensure there are no delays in the 2020 season. Their latest experiment? Exploring different materials for protective face masks.
- Meanwhile, the NHL is looking at centrally-located sites to resume their season.
- The state of California says sports could resume without fans as soon as early June.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state could see pro sports return by the first week of June without fans. pic.twitter.com/j4PPg56Yn7— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) May 18, 2020
For what it’s worth, other larger states (or states with larger populations) are saying similar things.
- Michael Phelps wrote an article at ESPN (through a surrogate writer) about how he’s battling depression through the pandemic. A good read for anyone who has struggled with some form of mental illness over the past few months.
- In news that is very, very important to me, the cast of Community reunited for a table read to donate money to COVID-19 relief. And, yes, Donald Glover was involved!
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