New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman visited Belle Chasse High School on Tuesday, Nov. 29 to visit with juniors and seniors on the importance of safe driving. The Saints partnered with ACME Truck Line for the visit where both Coleman and Mike Coatney, ACME Truck Line president, spoke to students about not texting while driving and the safe distance to keep around a big truck. Coleman also shared a personal driving story from when he was in high school. Saintsations and Saints mascot Sir Saint joined in on the visit with students.
"Working with the Saints, especially Brandon Coleman, has been great," Coatney said, "It's great for Brandon to take his time on his day off to come out and work with the students and work with us. He tells a great story and we are able to really communicate that driving safely around trucks is very achievable and very important. "
Following the safety presentation by Coleman and Coatney, students were asked a few questions about the visit and those that correctly answered the questions were awarded autographed Saints gear from Coleman.
"Today was a good event and the kids were very receptive and hopefully they learn something from my high school driving story," Coleman said, "ACME Truck Lines and Mike do a great job in getting their message across with driving safety and I'm just doing my part just to help cosign on that."