Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State Football player, Ulrick John, says he is committed to enriching the lives of adults and children with disabilities.
The Liberty County native and current tackle for the Green Bay Packers created the Ulrick John Foundation with a mission of “Empowering adults/children with developmental disabilities by providing an environment that will allow those individuals to function through education, counseling and mentoring to fulfill their dreams and goals.”
John will be discussing his foundation at a meet and greet from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PS Tavern, 11 W. Bay St., Savannah.
The meet and greet is hosted by PS Tavern owners Paisley and Scott Minshall and ASM Sports Consulting.
The public is encouraged to come out to support the cause and meet John. Raffle prizes and other items will be up for auction.
In November, the Ulrick John Foundation and ASM Sports Consulting announced a partnership and the Vaden Nissan Group in Hinesville.
The partnership is supposed to enable both parties to help the Liberty County area raise awareness for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
About Ulrick John
John grew up in Hinesville since the age of 3. He started his football career at Bradwell Institute, graduating in 2010.
He played college football at Georgia State while earning his degree in exercise science. He became the first football player from Liberty County to be drafted in the NFL drafter. That was in the seventh round of the 2014 draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
May 10 has been proclaimed Ulrick John Day by the city of Hinesville.
John was picked up by the Miami Dolphins for one season and played one season with the Arizona Cardinals. In September 2017 he was signed by the Green Bay Packers.